FUCKYEAH BASSGUITARS

Bass guitars, equipment & related items (and sometimes something unrelated and so cool that it deserves to be on this blog). If you have a bass or equipment to show off, please send it to me and I'll make sure that the world gets to see it! :) Submit button can be found under 'links'.
My other blog is ladyonamotorcycle.

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dropthelowfrequencysoundwaves:

Bassists Look Too Bored

i love this

Yes! Fuck the lead singer!! Steal his/her mic!!! Make yourself be heard!!!!

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mglabrie:

bassistsunited:

fuckyeahbassguitars:

An S.D. Curlee from 1981.

Just so’s you know this is a friend’s bass he’s put up for sale, he’s not entirely happy you’ve taken a photo from one of his ads and posted it here to gain self popularity. Anyway he knows & says if you take anymore photos from his ads he’ll be contacting you.

It’s a horrible monstrosity so let him know he’s lucky anyone wanted to see it at all…

I found this picture on the facebook page of the Bass Musician Magazine last night. There was no mention of who it belonged to and the only caption underneath it was that this person has owned it since 1981 and to his or her own embarrasement didn’t know much about it. It was actually posted on there so that other people could see it and perhaps share a littlebit of information about it. There was no mention of it being for sale whatsoever. Posting a picture of a bass online in order to sell it, but not wanting people to see it is a bit controversial don’t you think?If this friend of yours really wants to sell it he or she can contact me and I’ll make sure this picture will be connected to that person. Problem solved.

mglabrie:

bassistsunited:

fuckyeahbassguitars:

An S.D. Curlee from 1981.

Just so’s you know this is a friend’s bass he’s put up for sale, he’s not entirely happy you’ve taken a photo from one of his ads and posted it here to gain self popularity. Anyway he knows & says if you take anymore photos from his ads he’ll be contacting you.

It’s a horrible monstrosity so let him know he’s lucky anyone wanted to see it at all…

I found this picture on the facebook page of the Bass Musician Magazine last night. There was no mention of who it belonged to and the only caption underneath it was that this person has owned it since 1981 and to his or her own embarrasement didn’t know much about it. It was actually posted on there so that other people could see it and perhaps share a littlebit of information about it. There was no mention of it being for sale whatsoever.

Posting a picture of a bass online in order to sell it, but not wanting people to see it is a bit controversial don’t you think?
If this friend of yours really wants to sell it he or she can contact me and I’ll make sure this picture will be connected to that person. Problem solved.

Why I started this blog

Hello everyone!

I have come to the understanding that some people don’t seem to grasp the fact that this blog isn’t owned by a professional bassplayer.
It is true that I didn’t own a bass up to a year ago. This is mainly due to the fact that I’ve always borrowed basses in order to practise, and I honestly didn’t bother with buying one until I found myself incapable of borrowing one. Of course the first bass that I built isn’t entirely made from scratch, and I honestly don’t gave a damn.

I started this blog not because I’m so full of knowledge that it needed to be spread out over the internet, but because I actually knew very little about the instrument that I love. I’ve only been familiar with my father’s Fender Precision and a few other brands. After a surgeory on my hand I decided to start this blog about a year ago and got lucky with this URL. I couldn’t (and still have a lot of difficulty) playing because of my injured hand. This blog formed a gateway for me to stay involved in the world of bassguitars without actually playing and to find people that are like minded. We are after all an underappreciated member of the band.

First and formost, I started this blog for myself. This is the place where I dumped all of the things that I heard or found out about through the internet. Having this blog taught me a lot about bassguitars, its players (as some say, you don’t really know a band until you know the bass player’s name) and the instrument as a whole. It became the reason why I want to take it to a professional level. Luthier schools do exist. Basically it is like following a very long extended course about all the ins and outs of a bass (and guitars as well) whether it be acoustic or electric. If you pay tuition for it, that makes it a school. Can’t really argue on that.

For those who asked about recordings, I’m sorry but I do not have any. This summer I’m returning to the United States where my fiancè and I will do some colaborative work and hopefully have some material to post online. I do not have any evidence regarding whether I am a good bass player or not, though I honestly think that that is of any importance to begin with. As I said before, I’ve had surgeory on my hand that has unfortunately resulted into permanent scar tissue causing a lot of pain when I stretch it. I will never be as good as Flea, but that isn’t going to stop me from persuing my dream.

Most of the pictures I post on here are directly taken from the internet. If you recognize anything as yours that you would like to acknowledge, I am more than happy to do so. It is your instrument after all. If for whatever reason you prefer not to have that said picture on here, that is fine as well. Just send me a personal message and we’ll discuss it.

I hope that cleared up the issue a bit. As always, I’m available for questions, comments and submissions.

Rock on.

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To those of you who asked about my bass…The bass project started somewhere back in 2012  when the idea came up to actually build a bass instead of just buying one (I had always used my dad’s bass to practise on, so it was about damn time to have my own). Due to a low budget, we (a friend of my mother who happened to be a very experienced all-round guitar dude) decided on building it out of basswood and palisander. At first we made the basswood (after layers and layers of white priming) a dark blue color, but after we saw a video on someone putting a Steve Vai swirl on a guitar, we knew we wanted to take that to a different level. We managed to get our hands on two pounds of borax (not legal in every country!), and glow-in-the-dark oil paint. It was our very first attempt at making a swirl, so from up close you can see that it is blodgy in some places, but whatever, it’s still cool as fuck. The pickguard was actually just a plain square mirrorplate before sawing the dolphin figure out by hand. Instead of the usual Fender bridge we replaced it with a (yes, that’s its name) Badass. That same friend also happens to be an engineer, so he managed to build in black LED lights above and underneath the pickups (who are made by guitarfetish by the way). I have a tiny switch placed between the tone and volume to turn the LED’s on and light up from underneath the strings. In a dark room it lights up the whole lower part of the bass and looks funky as hell.
You can’t really see it on this picture, but we named it the Padawan because it is the first bass that I ever built. Some day I plan on taking this bass building thing to a professional level, but luthier school won’t happen until a few years from now until after I’ve moved to the states (which will most likely happen in 2015). If you have any question, feel free to ask. Peace out. Fuckyeahbassguitars.P.s. strings by DR.

To those of you who asked about my bass…

The bass project started somewhere back in 2012  when the idea came up to actually build a bass instead of just buying one (I had always used my dad’s bass to practise on, so it was about damn time to have my own). 
Due to a low budget, we (a friend of my mother who happened to be a very experienced all-round guitar dude) decided on building it out of basswood and palisander. 
At first we made the basswood (after layers and layers of white priming) a dark blue color, but after we saw a video on someone putting a Steve Vai swirl on a guitar, we knew we wanted to take that to a different level. We managed to get our hands on two pounds of borax (not legal in every country!), and glow-in-the-dark oil paint. 
It was our very first attempt at making a swirl, so from up close you can see that it is blodgy in some places, but whatever, it’s still cool as fuck. 

The pickguard was actually just a plain square mirrorplate before sawing the dolphin figure out by hand. Instead of the usual Fender bridge we replaced it with a (yes, that’s its name) Badass. 

That same friend also happens to be an engineer, so he managed to build in black LED lights above and underneath the pickups (who are made by guitarfetish by the way). I have a tiny switch placed between the tone and volume to turn the LED’s on and light up from underneath the strings. In a dark room it lights up the whole lower part of the bass and looks funky as hell.

You can’t really see it on this picture, but we named it the Padawan because it is the first bass that I ever built. Some day I plan on taking this bass building thing to a professional level, but luthier school won’t happen until a few years from now until after I’ve moved to the states (which will most likely happen in 2015). 

If you have any question, feel free to ask. 

Peace out. Fuckyeahbassguitars.

P.s. strings by DR.

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An S.D. Curlee.

An S.D. Curlee.

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senpaiassly:

reaping-death:

ignacylukasiewicz:

Work for Warwick & Framus
2014

*dribbles*

I think I just nutted my pants

Porn.

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Hi there! Owner of fuckyeahbassguitars here playing on my Padawan bass.

Hi there! Owner of fuckyeahbassguitars here playing on my Padawan bass.

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Found on the chive. Looks fantastic!

Found on the chive. Looks fantastic!

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We were talking about this one. well the specs now xD :- the nut is carved from 10,000-year-old mammoth ivory- Inlay is 24 karat gold and in each flower a black diamond surrounded with platinum- Bridge and tuners gold cast. Tuners topped with brilliant diamonds.
Value: close to 250.000 $I guess one brand always feels the need to have the biggest cock. Can’t imagine this sounding any good but it sure does look luxurious! Thanks thismusicianguy!

We were talking about this one. well the specs now xD :
- the nut is carved from 10,000-year-old mammoth ivory

- Inlay is 24 karat gold and in each flower a black diamond surrounded with platinum

- Bridge and tuners gold cast. Tuners topped with brilliant diamonds.


Value: close to 250.000 $



I guess one brand always feels the need to have the biggest cock. Can’t imagine this sounding any good but it sure does look luxurious! Thanks thismusicianguy!

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Do you have a bass playing dragon tattooed on your shoulder? I bet you don’t.

Do you have a bass playing dragon tattooed on your shoulder? I bet you don’t.

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Spent the day in Utrecht with thismusicianguy. For the ladies, he is still single and ready to mingle ;)

Spent the day in Utrecht with thismusicianguy

For the ladies, he is still single and ready to mingle ;)

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Rest in peace Shane Gibson. 

Rest in peace Shane Gibson.