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Sounds just like any other bass guitar. Therefore the best method to use when selecting a bass is to get one that looks nice (subjective) and one that suits your playing technique (down to the individual player).

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As good as it appears to be, it is totally blown out of the water and into matchstick sized smithereens by the extraordinary teeny-tinies built by our own @Jabba_the_gut. They have to be heard to be believed. Here are a couple of shots of his amazing instruments from one of the South West Bass Bashes. 

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Haven't listened to the demo yet but looking at the design and construction of the instrument, this is a fascinating design concept. It's a genuinely spectacular leap of imagination to look at a basic BBOT bridge and go - let's make the entire bass like that!

 

Slightly more seriously - I don't find it attractive to look at but if this was £160 (as a BBOT bass realistically should be) rather than £1600-odd, I'd be all over it!

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21 hours ago, fleabag said:

And it's a big fat NO from me.

 

Even his playing sucked

Completeley understand the reaction. I think hes a guitarist. Do you think you could find its sweet spot?

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8 hours ago, Barking Spiders said:

Not just a big fat no from me but a clinically obese one at that. That design is as ugly as f***.  To make it worse, that directionless, dull as ditchwater new age noodling doesn't sell it either.

See recent response. As bass players do you think we could make it sound better? Or does it have to be wood?

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46 minutes ago, KingPrawn said:

See recent response. As bass players do you think we could make it sound better? Or does it have to be wood?

I'm big on looks whatever it is and particularly basses & guitars. That design is plain fugly. The tone isn't that great either but I dunno whether that's lack of ahem..wood related tone...or the cheesy new age noodling

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It's hard/impossible to see in that clip, but does the neck heel end like a traditional bolt on, with the bridge and pickups mounted on the metal body, or does it continue through the body like a neck through and the bridge and pickups mounted on the wood centre through a metal skin? 

 

If it's not neck through then it is a very different take on building a bass. If it is neck through then it's just the same old same old, but with a fold of metal rather than a pair of side wings fixed on. Kind of like taking a Steinberger 'cricket bat' bass and fixing anything you like to the sides for cosmetic appeal. 

 

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52 minutes ago, Maude said:

It's hard/impossible to see in that clip, but does the neck heel end like a traditional bolt on, with the bridge and pickups mounted on the metal body, or does it continue through the body like a neck through and the bridge and pickups mounted on the wood centre through a metal skin? 

 

If it's not neck through then it is a very different take on building a bass. If it is neck through then it's just the same old same old, but with a fold of metal rather than a pair of side wings fixed on. Kind of like taking a Steinberger 'cricket bat' bass and fixing anything you like to the sides for cosmetic appeal. 

 


It’s a neck through. You can see it in some of the promo images. Personally I really like it, but it’s overpriced for what it is. 
 

Anyone stop brave enough to have a crack and build something different deserves our support!

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It's an interesting idea very poorly executed. 

 

Like it or not people buy an instrument first and foremost with their eyes. If they don't like how it looks they are very unlikely to ever pick it up and find out how it plays or sounds.

 

I'm very much a fan of instruments made out of different materials and in interesting shapes (after all I'm a Gus user), but this is just boring and needs the attention of someone with an eye for product design.

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