BunnyBass Amusing* Bass/Guitar, page 16.
*amusing to 'us', under certain conditions, and for whatever reason(s). if you wish to disagree, please feel free.

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The pear-shaped basses are breeding!!!

pear



Here's another *ahem* 'modified' bass. Apparently, pear-shapes are 'in' these days. This bass was found by e-bay secret agent Jon Baron, and it comes with a wonderful story:

"Electric Bass Guitar with no name. Some hippies were passing thru town and stopped at my music store. They needed some gas money for their bus. I gave them some cash and some bongos for this bass and they were on their way. It doesn't have a brand name so I took a lot of photos...Leather strap included."


Be afraid...be very afraid! (the red LED eye is watching you!)

war bird



Another e-bay bass:

WARBIRD 6 STRING BASS BODY: BODY STYLE: 1 PIECE (NECK THROUGH) NECK: 3 PLY. WENGE w/ ZEBRA STRIPE BODY: ZEBRA NECK: NECK SCALE: 36" NECK REINFORCEMENT: 1 TRUSS ROD and 2 GRAPHITE SHAFTS FINGER BOARD: EBONY NUMBER OF FRETS: 26 FRET SIZE: 6100 (JUMBO) NUT: EBONY HARDWARE: BRIDGE: KAHLER TUNERS: SPERZEL ELECTRONICS: PICKUPS: EMG-45P (neck) and EMG45DC (bridge) CONTROLS: EMG-BQS (active electronics) and EMG-PA2 (boost) EXTRAS: BODY EMBLEM: "WARBIRD" EMBLEM w/ RED LED FOR THE EYE. LOCATED BETWEEN 26th FRET AND NECK PICKUP. (Stainless Steel) (LED ILLUMINATES RED WHEN TOGGLE SWITCH ACTIVATES EMG-PA2) *COMES WITH HEAVY DUTY ROAD CASE.

To offer a little background, I am a Computer Aided Design designer and designed this bass personally and had the construction contracted out. To address the issue of price. I have had interest locally in the mid-$1,000 to high $1,000 range. The cost of assembly for this instrument with custom road case is mid-$2,000. My reserve is very reasonable relating to this unique guitar. I am very serious about selling this instrument. Something about having three kids, a wife, a new dog, and a mortgage motivates me. The condition of the bass is excellent. The age is two years old. The only play time has been in my own living room which is still intermittent play considering my busy lifestyle. If there are any further questions I can answer to satisfy your interest please let me know. Thanks again for your interest.

My favorite line is the first sentence of the second paragraph, where he manages to use the word 'design' three times. I'm impressed (it's not easy to construct a sentence like that). Jon was less impressed: "If he's a professional designer, how come this bass is so wretchedly ugly? The headstock looks like the kind of throw-away crap some kid would make in shop class as he's learning to use a band saw for the first time. Thumbs down! Thumbs WAY down!" Maile says, "It looks like a chicken...a frozen war-chicken."


Lane Poor Minima bass

minima



We all know Lane Poor makes some really excellent pickups. After looking at this bass though...*cough*...I'm thinking that Lane Poor probably won't be taking the bass-building world by storm anytime soon...


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