#1
I've noticed that although guitars come in a big variety of extreme/pointy shapes basses rarely come in these or at least in similar ones...
Why is this happening ?
#3
BC Rich makes mass Warlocks, Widows, and whatnot in bass form. Jackson offers Kellys and I've seen Jackson Warrior basses. ESP and LTD have had Z basses. Dean has produced Vs and MLs, both of them in a more "conventional" shape as well as the extra pointy Razorback form. Ibanez has done the Iceman in 4 string flavor on and off. And those are just big, mass production companies.
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#6
Well guys lets face it...All production models exept BC R. do not produce pointy bassee. Even Dean's v isn't pointy ! Most manufactures will make u that pointy bass you dream only through an overpriced custom shop...
So exept these rare cases, is behind it a tenchical reason ? Is it related to the types of wood ? Τo the lenght of their scale ?
To the wood thickness ? Or is it just random ?
?
#8
*Some* of the pointy bodies don't work out all that well for bass (be careful with the bodies that are already neck heavy in guitar form).

But they're absolutely out there. Check with Neal Moser (https://nealmoserguitars.com/). He'll definitely build you something with sharpened edges.



#9
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Shouldn't you be more focused on the sound/tone of the bass than if it's pointy or not?
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#10
Jackson Concert Bass JS3 ($300-$400) is like a superstrat style, so it's headstock is pointy and the whole thing is just sick! (Playing, sound, look, and price considered.)
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John liked basses. Period. His collection (which was sold off after his death) was massive. A good book to peruse on this is:



https://www.amazon.com/Bass-Culture-Entwistle-Guitar-Collection/dp/1860745938,

Pointy basses seem cartoonish to me, much like Kiss.
#13
Because bass guitars are pointless.

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John liked basses. Period. His collection (which was sold off after his death) was massive. A good book to peruse on this is:



https://www.amazon.com/Bass-Culture-Entwistle-Guitar-Collection/dp/1860745938,

Pointy basses seem cartoonish to me, much like Kiss.



I couldn't get that link to work, but I did find this:.


http://www.basscentre.com/british-bass-masters/the-bass-centre-frankenstein-bass.html


He did use a number of different basses. Frankenstein was a main bass of his. Pointy basses must have been his 80's thing.
#16
I can't find many of them that aren't part of the budget ranges, however Mensinger make one and I'm sure some of the companies like Jackson and ESP would make them as part of their custom line. I can't seem to find production versions of the models though, at least in the UK. Market might be different elsewhere.
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#17
There's loads of them, however they're all in the below 1000€ class and usually not very good. There's also no 5 string version of any but the BC Rich warlock and widow. If you don't count the LTD F-series, but I wouldn't call that pointy, and they're a piece of shit really (I have an F-155).
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