i wish i had a closer-up picture of this bass
- strange huh? it's sorta a bizarre mutation of lotsa things
put together: part F-bass, part robot-space ship transformer,
part General Electric toaster oven, but also kinda like one of
those fancy chairs you sit on at the dentist. Weeeeird...
6/18/2000: ok, i finally found out more about
mr.hayashi, the man who designs these basses. his website is
really worth a look, very interesting! some of his designs are
pretty 'way out there' - there's even one bass that's kinda like
a box on wheels that you sit in... i'm serious! go
look! one of my favorites is his one-string bass, called
the solitaire - cool!
Weird Ibanez 4 string
another amusing ebay bass. i'm gonna let the
seller tell you all about the bass, cuz s/he does a real good
"What is that thing? By the serial number, it's a 1977
Ibanez jazz bass copy. Functionally, it's EXACTLY like a Fender,
only with enough cosmetic changes so Ibanez could avoid a lawsuit.
The bass features "f-hole thru the headstock" construction.
I guess you put your cigarette in there or something. Seriously,
this bass has some of the most BEAUTIFUL inlay work I've ever
seen, all up the neck, in the headstock, and in the pickguard.
The pickguard "screamin' chicken" inlay would look
PERFECT on a 79 Trans-Am! Ibanez went way overboard. The bass
comes strung with SIT Silencers (semi-flatwounds) and sounds
just like a j-bass should - deep deep deep. It is in perfect
working order. It has two large belt buckle wear spots on the
back, but otherwise is in excellent condition. This bass is all
orginal EXCEPT the "ashtray" bridge cover which I added
into existing screwholes. I don't know what the original one
would have looked like. I do not have an original case, but the
bass will ship with a junky padded gig bag. Lucky winner pays
shipping from Akron Ohio. Personal check or money order. Good
luck and YEE-HAW!!!!"