The pear-shaped basses are breeding!!!
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
Be afraid...be very afraid!
(the red LED eye is watching you!)
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
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