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#1
So this thread is dedicated to basses-that-probably-play-excellent-but-look-ugly.


I'll start with Lakland's "Decade" bass




Looks like someone melted a Fender Jaguar, Mustang and P-bass altogether and threw some Darkstars onto it.


Like most Laklands, it's probably an amazing bass, but the design really makes me scratch my head.
#2
The body is alright. It would look alot nicer if it wasn't so small and squised(sp?)
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#3
Can't see anything wrong with it. Moar plz.

EDIT :: http://www.grouseguitars.com.au/sold/hondotwinneck.htm
Check this out. Horrid headstocks, and necks should've been parallel.
Last edited by Fallenblood at Feb 24, 2008,
#4
Anything that is headless, can't stand the way they look.

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#5
both those basses are hawt
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#6
I actually quite like the Lakland Decade. If any of their designs are dodgy it's the Scheff:


I hate these.
#7
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There are many many more I don't like the look of but it would take up far too much space. All in all, I'm not a fan of the wacky custom designs.
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#8
^^^^
thats ugly man
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#9
the first one doesn't look too bad actually, i just hate the colour of it lol
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#11
BTW i think most danecletro look damn awfull
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#15


I hate how Rickenbackers look.



No thanks!



To be fair though, it's Bootsy, he can do what he wants!

Guitar shaped basses are ugly as sin:







There's a lot more, they'll come later.
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#16
So you think Dean, Epiphone and Gibson basses probably play well?
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#18
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So you think Dean, Epiphone and Gibson basses probably play well?

I didn't see that part of the title haha

But they're so ugly, they still deserve a mention?
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#21
^ Really? I forget what the hell it is, but I've seen it before and thought that's a great body shape. It's crying out for better knobs, inlay and headstock but I love the body shape and colour.

Edit: it's a Lace...the people that did the twisted necks, right?
#22
Funny, that CT was on the Sexiest Bass thread and the fanboys just went nuts! OMG CLAYPOOL!

IMO A lot of these basses don't seem to fit under the "look funny buy play nice" genre. However, the Buzzard is probably the best example ever of it. Apparently the balance is immaculate, even though it looks like a conceptual nightmare.

Also, those Steinbergers apparently had horrible balance and didn't play well at all (also sounding like plastic). They needed that arm extension thingy to balance right.

But man, am I ever fighting the temptation to post a T-Bird pic...!

But, since we're here:


7-string fretless Wishbasses... that thing plays itself.
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#23
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UGLY


Anyone else seeing square knobs on this one?

And why has no one posted a Bongo yet? I swear, if someone was just a little drunk, and saw the body of a bongo just lying there, they would go take a **** in it.
#24
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Anyone else seeing square knobs on this one?

And why has no one posted a Bongo yet? I swear, if someone was just a little drunk, and saw the body of a bongo just lying there, they would go take a **** in it.

Those are dice knobs, a popular mod.
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#25
les paul bass!!!!
damn!!!, thats really awfull
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#28
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^ Really? I forget what the hell it is, but I've seen it before and thought that's a great body shape. It's crying out for better knobs, inlay and headstock but I love the body shape and colour.

Edit: it's a Lace...the people that did the twisted necks, right?

Its a Lace Helix. It looks way too thin, and the knobs are GIGANTIC. I kinda like the headstock, and I bet it sounds wonderful, though.

As for the grabber, I have to admit it is probably Gibson's ugliest bass, but as luck would have it, it is Gibson's most playable bass.
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#29
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As for the grabber, I have to admit it is probably Gibson's ugliest bass, but as luck would have it, it is Gibson's most playable bass.

That STILL somehow manages to neck dive! Man, Gibson needs a hug.
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#30


Ugly. As. Sin.
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#31
^^
God awful.
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#32
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Ugly. As. Sin.

Oh...


Oh NO....
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#34
That's four basses I really like listed so far...

How about something we can all agree on: Skjold Whaleback

#35
How about one of these

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#36
You can't criticise the '51. You just can't.

Edit: I know...block inlay at the 12th fret tells me it's a Sting '53 before some pedant points it out
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#37
I sure can.
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#38
But that's stupid...it's like saying the Model T Ford should have come in more colours or the original Tele should have had humbuckers, or the Atari needed more ram
#39
Hey, I'm pretty sure this thread is about looks. That tele bass is ****ing ugly, so saying just because it came out along time ago I should not be critising is stupid. The Model T Ford was an ugly car aswell.
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#40
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But that's stupid...it's like saying the Model T Ford should have come in more colours or the original Tele should have had humbuckers, or the Atari needed more ram

That's a fantastic way of putting it. Criticizing the "first" of anything is a bit unrealistic and immature. We're lucky the Precision's neck didn't join the body wherever it does on an upright.
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