Original bass shapes

Hey ! :vulcan_salute:

I don’t think a similar thread already exists : I would like everyone to show the original / weird / interesting / pretty bass shapes they know. No need to show a Jazz Bass or a Stingray … we’re more seaking for uncommon shapes !

I start with the Gibson RD Bass :

and of course the Yamaha SBV (here a 500 but the 550 and 800 share the same shape) :

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the thunderbird falls in there with this

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You could lump Alembic in with the EBO and the Hofner club and the LP jr tribute

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also the Gibson Explorer shape is well know for guitars but probably way less for basses :

same for the Flying V :

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We’ve had a couple of flying Vs for sale in Oz recently. I was so tempted but had another bass at the time :joy:
I love those SBVs @terb . Maybe one day :thinking:

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Here’s another original one. Sandberg Forty Eight :wink:

And then, there’s that weird Yamaha SB-1C Flying banana bass

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Gretsch Bo Diddley :

Gretsch TK-300 :

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This falls into the original / weird / interesting categories.
Pretty… not so much. :smiley:



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Here you have the Le Fay Herr Schwarz RHT

Slightly uncommon form

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Fernandes Zo

(Zo means “elephant” in Japanese)

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Warwick Vampyre

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… and Space Bass

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… and W

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ESP F-Series (love the “evil tree” look here)

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oh yeah, I love those F-Series

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Yeah me too, both for looks and features.

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ESP Edwards Stream, a funky retro T-whale-thing

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I can’t believe that nobody has mentioned the Danelectro Longhorn.

Trivia: When the original Longhorn came out in 1958 the “Lipstick Tube” pickups were made using actual lipstick tubes sourced surplus from a cosmetics manufacturer.

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Someone just did :slight_smile:

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Another classic, the Steinberger:

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spawning tons of headless spiritual successors like the Strandberg Boden:

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To each their own, but man are there some ugly basses in this thread :laughing:

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I would love every one that I posted except the W :slight_smile:

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