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Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by punkyjam67 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:29 pm

I see that the esteemed Mr Phillips has turned his 'upgrading' hand to a Super Headless bass now...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Westone-Super-Headless-bass-fretless-passive-Jazzbass-electrics-and-set-up-/190920173151?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item2c73baa65f

I'm sure there must be a medical name for what he has!

I love the comment posted at the bottom, too... Wink

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by Westbone on Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:17 pm

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t4614-finally-got-his-hands-on-a-westone

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by Barry on Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:30 pm

Can we hire a hit man or summit? Hunting

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by westcoaster on Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:08 pm

Looks like he's got a competitor
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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by punkyjam67 on Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:38 pm

westcoaster wrote:Looks like he's got a competitor
link
Or maybe an opportunity for a partnership - top to tail 'improvement'... affraid

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by Barry on Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:42 am

Seriously?! Hunting

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by JeffHopkins on Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:46 pm

there was a seriously long thread on Basschat about this guy, converting 7 string guitars to six for `sausage fingered` builders, the guys a tit that needs to be exposed for the lying toerag that he is, he paid £51 for the westone and stuck 2 jazz pups in it and wants to charge £233! im selling a mint Hohner jack custom on ebay for less than that

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by grogg on Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:25 pm

What a munter

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by bobroberts on Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:35 am

He's obviously got some sort of mental illness. No-one in their right mind, truly believes that EVERY guitar and bass in the world MUST have a telecaster pickup..! And he gets very arsey, when anyone questions his actions.. But then there's his prices.. If he's actually mental enough to truly believe that he's improving these guitars, and that his work adds value..? 

If he was knocking them out dirt cheap - that'd be fine, as the cost of the remedial work would be covered. But as it is... And he sells guitars. One a week, or so..  Who's buying this overpriced, butchered poop???
At least most of his work is reversible. God forbid he ever gets his hands on a router, and decides every guitar must have a jazz bass pickup..!

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by bobroberts on Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:56 am

Poop???

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by punkyjam67 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:25 am

bobroberts wrote:And he sells guitars. One a week, or so..  Who's buying this overpriced, butchered poop???
Blind people with gigantic hands & sausage fingers...? Wink

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:58 am

Ok, this guy has been well and truly dissected on these forums, yes he might have ideas outside his station, but I say enough baiting, it obviously works for him and people buy them so....

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by Westbone on Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:49 am

......he's still a deluded prat

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by Barry on Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:29 am

I despair of the people who buy these "creations". It's amazing to me that there is a market for them. Shocked

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:56 am

I think he's just trying to offer something different from the hoards of samey guitars on ebay, utter rubbish no doubt but good luck to him.

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by IanO on Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:47 pm

I agree with the "something different" idea but it's the complete lack of quality in his work that astounds me! At least make a scratch/cover plate for the unused  holes.....it's common decency!

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by corsair on Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:03 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:Ok, this guy has been well and truly dissected on these forums, yes he might have ideas outside his station, but I say enough baiting, it obviously works for him and people buy them so....
Agreed. Enough, eh?!

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by chaypup on Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:04 am

corsair wrote:
Sgt. Vimes wrote:Ok, this guy has been well and truly dissected on these forums, yes he might have ideas outside his station, but I say enough baiting, it obviously works for him and people buy them so....
Agreed. Enough, eh?!
You say that but this was his reply to me ..
 
"Hello,
Thanks for mailing and sorry if you think I butchered the guitar, but you have no idea what state it arrived in! It came to me in a very sorry state with the fretboard coming away from the neck and nothing working and very little chance of ever playing again unless I got stuck in and did something with it.
So I did what I could afford to do to make it into a playable and quite interesting bass.
Westones are okay, but they are to be honest fairly average guitars and hardly worth getting too emotional about... I love the wood of this guitar and think that for a couple of hundred pounds it will make someone a very nice fretless headless to expand their skills on.
Thanks,
Mark D Phillips.......


- mdphillips1956"

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by IanO on Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:24 am

TAXI!.............

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Re: Poor, tortured Super Headless bass...

Post by corsair on Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:54 am

Yeah.... I saw that on the auction. Like I care what he thinks about anything; I really do think this particular thread has reached critical mass, let's all move on, shall we?

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