For basses that don’t necessarily fit in the GAS or Bass Porn topics
Looks like Fernandes made a Stingray clone back in the lawsuit years:
Looks decent too, considering it’s from 1983. About $275 used. I had no idea.
Yamaha BJ-5B, an active, 5-string version of the SBV.
Ok this one could go in the Porn topic too.
Unobtanium rare (only 50 ever made), $3k used.
Same shop has four SBV’s, and two are pristine SBV-550s, both under $1000 (before tax).
Adding @terb to make sure he sees this.
I don’t want one, exactly - but I am glad they exist
Damn! Yes it could. That’s really cool.
not at all what I would want but I’ve never seen such an SBV. are you sure it’s a real Yamaha ? the logo seems kinda strange, at least it’s not the same font I have on my SBV.
Apparently it is a 1999 one-off run of 50 for a specific artist signature line, a surfrock band here called Terry & The Blue Jeans. Here’s the equivalent 6-string:
definitly not what I would buy
Especially not for $3-4000
You would probably like this one more:
~$800. They had two yesterday, sold one already
This hideous turtle-thing burst:
will cost you $15,000.
about the SBV : yeah it’s exactly the same than mine in 550 version. at the time that’s exactly what I was looking for … but now that I have other basses with a single P pickup, I’m really happy to have 500. it’s my only bass with a dual single coil configuration. (except the lawsuit J with the fakebuckers )
about the Fender : yeah that’s really infamous. almost even worse than the lawsuit. that’s incredible, I really don’t understand how one could like those finishes.
I know. I mean, that couldn’t have looked good, even at the time.
That Antigua looks exactly like the shade horror movies use for rotting zombies. Nice work, Fender. It looks like moss growing on dead bones. And not in a cool metal way, a literal way.
The Les Paul Thing there I could almost like in that it’s at least not as horrific a color choice as the other uglybursts, but it’s probably the most boring color scheme I have seen ever (even on a Gibson).
there is a full thread on TGP about ugly bursts
This might just be the most expensive Squier Jazz Bass ever
Oh thanks for the tip, that’s an amazing thread.
Just found this one. It’s not ugly so much, it’s more like Ibanez wasn’t even really trying:
OK I was wrong, that’s pretty bad.