#1
as the title says...

first off, im not saying anything bad about the person that likes them or the company that makes them but...

i dont like the ibanez, peavey, yamaha, dean, spector, warwick, schector, traben, esp, etc, etc, etc bass body shape. im sure a lot of them sound and play amazing but they all look the same.

i wish i could find a bass i liked in my price range...the rickenbacker is a bit too much for me to talk my wife into at the moment...

im also tired of pbass and jazz bass style...ive only ever played pbass(no names) but i would just like a bass with personality (not over the top tho like the dipinto and italia lines although they are interesting and pretty)

ive been looking at epiphones, the eb3 sg and the thunderbird but reviews of neck-heaviness and the muddy sound has steered me away

does anyone have any suggestions?
#2
have you ever tried with gibson, these guys have a quite nive variety basses in their brother companies, search for steinberger basses too, i don't jnow exctly the prices but those should not be so expensive.
#4
#6
If you just want a different shape you could go for a warlock or a razorback or something. There are plenty of crazy looking metal basses out there, you just have to look.
#7
im only looking to spend a few hundred which i know isnt much but im just in the looking stage right now. so if i found something within reason i could push the budget. gibson is not within that tho and the steinbergers are hideous in my opinion...

user_name336, not a big fan either(cept maybe the gretschs but too much)but thank you.

it doesnt have to be original looking just not the fender or ibanez/peavey look... as i said before i love the 4003...also the older gibson and epiphones that looked like the epiphone casinos or the gibson es335s but they dont make them anymore...theres a brand (cant think of it now) that does a copy of the big body double cutaway gretsch which isnt bad but its still around $500 for a copy and im not sure if i want to go semi hollow body on bass....also i like the violin bass a lot...anyone ever played a violin or bigger semi hollow body?

not into metal at all... more older(beatles, zombies, queen, zeppelin) and indie rock(of montreal, ok go, portugal the man)
Last edited by glennick at Aug 13, 2010,
#8
heres the bass i was talking about
http://www.instrumentalley.com/Eastwood-Classic-4-Hollowbody-Bass-Guitar-p/e-c4.htm

and this is kinda cool
http://www.music4less.net/4less/image-viewer.htm?gallery/FChandlerBKK.jpg

anyone have experience with this
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-EB3-SG-Bass?sku=518243

i like this and they have it in not-so-fancy
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Italia-Mondial-Classic-Bass-Guitar?sku=514387

these are a little flashy but still interesting so i had to put it up too
http://www.dipintoguitars.com/category.php?id=2

and because i love it (in fireglo)
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rickenbacker-4003-Bass?sku=513600

i like all these styles...and i really like the EB-3 price....just curious if theres other brands/styles im missing out on.
#10
yea i know and i wish i could spend between 500 and 1000 but unfornately i cant do that right now

thanks for the replies
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#12
I played a Stargazer at GC the other day. It actually played pretty well. However it sounded like ass, so terrible that I am almost certain there was something wrong with the pickups.
#13
you could replace the pickups.

I just was reunited with my eastwood gas -_- so I'm throwing my bones in with that.
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#14
Danelectro bass

I have a Danelectro 'Dead on 58' Longhorn Bass. I got tired of playing my Fender P-Bass so I decided to pick one of these up. I played it in the store and fell in love with the sound,weight,feel, and unique/odd look of it.
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#15
Eastwood is a good pick, but for semi-hollows check out the Ibanez Artcore's or look for an old Epi EA260 as well.

You could try and find a Rick copy somewhere in the vastness of the internet, they're few and far between, but that would get you closer to a 4003 for a few hundred bucks.

I suggest you do a bit of thorough research. The companies you mentioned as "all looking the same" (the usual recommendations) make many diverse lines of basses, in all shapes and sizes. Especially look used, there's a lot of great, less-conventional-looking models from years past that are no longer in production, and don't cost too much at all.
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you're joking... right? Please be joking.

OT how about a Cort Curbow? Fairly standad looking but at the same time not at all.

or a first act Jeff Matz sig?
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you're joking... right? Please be joking.

OT how about a Cort Curbow? Fairly standad looking but at the same time not at all.

or a first act Jeff Matz sig?


The OP wanted personality, and you can't argue that wishbass uses overtly conventional designs

On a serious note, has the OP considered an Epiphone Jack Cassady? You said you were into the old casino-type bodies and this one is fairly similar.

http://www.epiphone.com/default.asp?ProductID=116&CollectionID=12
#20
The problem is the Jack Casady is a tad on the expensive side. A good semi-hollow, yes, but unless TS gets a really good used price.....

You could always check out a Mosrite copy, they're a little unusual.

Or you could always build your own bass, and get exactly what you want may cost a bit more then you'd be willing to spend though.
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#21
Wait what? Warwick basses don't look like most other basses...
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#23
If you think they play amazingly you should buy it, don't avoid buying something because of how it looks, that makes you a materialistic sucker!
#24
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This ^
#25
ghefly:
yes i know, but aesthetics are part of the deal... while not being near as important as sound they still factor into it...i mean my wife is really smart and funny but if she wasnt as gorgeous as she is dont know if i would have even been attracted to her in the first place...and yes i know that sounds superficial...but eh...at least im aware of my materialism...

as for the basses:

thanks for all the suggestions... ive seen the schecter before and totally forgot about it. i didnt know they made the bass... ill def check into it

also, the danelectro bass: i really really like the dc body but ive only seen used, do they not make them anymore. the only dan bass i can find is the longhorn...and sorry i dont care for the body shape but i read online about someone switching a dc guitar body for the longhorn bass neck and bridge...cool idea but by that time i could have bought an original used.....know of any retailers or sites?

and i really like the first act signature delia bass but again $ factors in....i might be doomed to waiting a looooonngg time before im able to get what i want...if so thats cool. again i appreciate everyones responses. thank you so much
Last edited by glennick at Aug 15, 2010,
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Danelectro bass

I have a Danelectro 'Dead on 58' Longhorn Bass. I got tired of playing my Fender P-Bass so I decided to pick one of these up. I played it in the store and fell in love with the sound,weight,feel, and unique/odd look of it.

you beat me to it and theres the whole Fat mike uses them so as a NOFX listener i must have gas for a Danelectro.
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#27
Hmm...you don't like ordinary basses,but you pretty much want a rickenbacker.
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