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Offline bno

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2006, 05:21:33 PM »
how incredibly odd. I must say...i think its ugly [xx(]
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 06:01:58 PM »
it's interesting,you can see the seminal stage for the fly. i've seen the steve swallow bass in a book and it looked much better than this one .this bass looks like someone chopped off the lower horn.but a cable truss! thats cool!
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2006, 06:21:17 PM »
This may be the ugliest guitar I've ever seen in my life.. No Wait... Yes, that is the ugliest guitar I've ever seen in my life.

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2006, 08:15:22 PM »
Anthropoligically speaking, it is quite beautiful. Looks like it could have been dug up from an Eygptian tumb. In fact looks to have been "mummified". [|)]

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2006, 09:05:18 PM »
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it's interesting,you can see the seminal stage for the fly. i've seen the steve swallow bass in a book and it looked much better than this one .this bass looks like someone chopped off the lower horn.but a cable truss! thats cool!

C'mon people, use your imagination.  Obviously the lower horn looks like it was broken off.  Visualize the missing sculpted lower horn and it greatly improves the aesthetic.  I think its historically fascinating from the point of view that you can clearly see the Fly design lineage.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2006, 11:22:20 PM »
I think it is gorgeous. I searched for an hour and found only a couple of poor pictures of Swallows Parker bass a few months ago. I didn't know this one existed.

Terrific piece I wish it were for sale and I could afford it, I'd buy it a heart beat. That is art and wear and tare just add to it. [^]



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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2006, 06:21:40 AM »
Interesting pup placement. Very aesthetically pleasing,I think. Also makes you wonder; would there be an advantage for lower end strings to have a different pickup/wind than higher pitched strings? Theoretically, could each string/gauge be given its own custom pickup/wind? Would that offer any benefit to tone that you couldn't tweak out with an equalizer?

As for the current overall look?--Not classically beautiful but Very , Very cool. Now the wood looks like it came from the floor boards of an old bowling alley. The shape without the lower horn makes it look like a giant upside down can opener. Still it looks laid back and aggressive at the same time.The definition of 50's cool. Very, very cool.[8D]

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2006, 07:01:59 AM »
It might be ugly, but put it in the hands of the man it was made for, Anthony Jackson, asn it would sing, he is an amazing bass player.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2006, 09:27:56 AM »
I don't find it at all ugly - on the contrary it's a great-looking, mean-machine... And already very similar to modern production Parkers.
True, it could do with a re-finish, but I'd love to own it... [:D]

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2006, 03:38:52 PM »
i wouldnt know how much it is :-)


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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2006, 07:57:31 PM »
I like it.  It's beat to heck, but that makes it more rock and roll. [:D]
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2006, 12:13:05 PM »
what do you have to DO to a guitar to get it looking like that????  doon't people apprecate craaftsmanship?
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2006, 01:56:56 PM »
i appreciate his craftsman ship, i just personally think it's ugly without the other horn.
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2006, 10:30:56 PM »
I think it's awesome! I love the fact that it sports some of the sexy curves my fly does. Thanks for showin us the groovy link bno!