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Posted 04 March 2017 - 08:58 PM

View PostRhysP, on 04 March 2017 - 08:30 PM, said:



I've always loved the Kramer headstock too, one of my favourites.

It's a minimalist classic.

Nice basses too, I came within a whisker of buying one in the early 90s.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 10:49 AM

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You're welcome.

Let's not forget this monstrosity on an otherwise very nice looking instrument:
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I can't comment on the otherwise bit. Have you a photo of that too please? Maybe it's a well known brand but I don't get out much.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 11:16 AM

Let's not overlook a superb example of design brain-fartery (body included).
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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:21 PM

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Let's not overlook a superb example of design brain-fartery (body included).
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Isn't that what the americans call "adding lightness"?

Edited by SpondonBassed, 05 March 2017 - 01:22 PM.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:41 PM

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I can't comment on the otherwise bit. Have you a photo of that too please? Maybe it's a well known brand but I don't get out much.

It's a Laurus. Federico Malaman can be seen playing one in a lot of his videos.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:54 PM

View PostPainy, on 05 March 2017 - 01:41 PM, said:

It's a Laurus. Federico Malaman can be seen playing one in a lot of his videos.

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Many thanks. In context, I could put up with it's aesthetics, not sure about neck dive though. You have to take that as coming from someone who favours headless instruments.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 02:16 PM

View PostPainy, on 05 March 2017 - 01:41 PM, said:

It's a Laurus. Federico Malaman can be seen playing one in a lot of his videos.

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That's an abomination.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 02:34 PM

+1. Yuk!

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:25 PM

View PostRhysP, on 04 March 2017 - 08:30 PM, said:

I've always loved the Kramer headstock too, one of my favourites.

Agree, although I'm biased as I have one
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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:26 PM

View PostRhysP, on 05 March 2017 - 02:16 PM, said:



That's an abomination.

Considering it could be headless as well, there really is no excuse for such a hideous head.

I really like the body aesthetics though.
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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:53 PM

View Postgazzatriumph, on 05 March 2017 - 04:25 PM, said:

Agree, although I'm biased as I have one

They're great basses. Played quite a few but never actually owned one.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 05:25 PM

View Postdyerseve, on 05 March 2017 - 04:26 PM, said:

Considering it could be headless as well, there really is no excuse for such a hideous head.

I really like the body aesthetics though.

I feel the same way about a certain president of somewhere or other...

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 05:31 PM

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They're great basses. Played quite a few but never actually owned one.

I had one in 1983/84 and managed to find the same model I had in the 80's last year in America. I'd been looking for one for a few years purely for nostalgia sake but couldn't find one, they have great sustain but a bit on the heavy side. Here it is

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:22 PM

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Let's not overlook a superb example of design brain-fartery (body included).
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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:30 PM

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One of my all time favourites!

Yep.

One of the only vintage basses I've ever lusted after.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 07:31 PM

View Postscalpy, on 05 March 2017 - 07:22 PM, said:

One of my all time favourites!

Me too.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 12:11 PM

View PostMoonBassAlpha, on 03 March 2017 - 04:53 PM, said:

The Bongo headstock needs to be taken in the context of the body design. Still doesn't make it pretty though, but it makes more sense.

Isn't that the bass with a body that looks like a slightly melted toilet seat from one of those fancy Japanese hotels? I guess having a bass body that looks like a crapper distracts from the headstock (and thanks Deep Thought, I too am now seeing Pepper Pig!). Still perhaps the most ugly bass to have ever been in mass production.
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:57 PM

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 04:57 PM

I've never been a fan of the old Washburn B20 head stock.
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 05:30 PM

View PostIronbar, on 06 March 2017 - 04:57 PM, said:

I've never been a fan of the old Washburn B20 head stock.
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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:57 PM

View PostIronbar, on 06 March 2017 - 04:57 PM, said:

I've never been a fan of the old Washburn B20 head stock.
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And the horror continues into the body. Also the G string hangs over the edge of the headstock. Very poor.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 09:39 PM

View Postspectoremg, on 06 March 2017 - 08:57 PM, said:

And the horror continues into the body. Also the G string hangs over the edge of the headstock. Very poor.

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I quite like that body but agree the headstock is a very poor design. That nut must of had a hard life!
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:45 PM

View PostTheGreek, on 03 March 2017 - 12:38 PM, said:

Is that a real Fender?

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:43 PM

Also this:

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In the context of the rest of the bass it works quite well. That's sh*t as well.
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Posted 07 March 2017 - 08:53 PM

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Couldn't resist.

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:50 AM

View PostJono Bolton, on 03 March 2017 - 04:55 PM, said:

Any G&L.

Got to agree. Some are worse than others, but c'mon....

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:09 PM

Bit of thread revival. Dunno of the Sire Marcus Miller's in here already but it ain't half fugly.
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:20 PM

 spectoremg, on 06 March 2017 - 08:57 PM, said:

And the horror continues into the body. Also the G string hangs over the edge of the headstock. Very poor.

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:40 PM

One from Fodera (http://www.fodera.co...perial-mini-mg/ - Imperial Mini – MG):

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 04:47 PM

 spectoremg, on 08 September 2017 - 04:09 PM, said:

Bit of thread revival. Dunno of the Sire Marcus Miller's in here already but it ain't half fugly.
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