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 Post subject: Gotta see! perfect balance p bass - Reverb
PostPosted: January 10th, 2021, 12:13 am 
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Still shaking my head. I don't know which is the more bizarre the description or the modifications on the bass itself.

https://reverb.com/item/38190050-p-bass ... s-by-pcsgc


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 Post subject: Re: Gotta see! perfect balance p bass - Reverb
PostPosted: January 10th, 2021, 2:47 am 
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Yep, that would be Mark D Phillips, and the sad part is this seller calls himself a luthier and has been doing stuff like this for YEARS in a fairly successful eBay shop :?

He buys cheap 7-string guitars and converts them into wide-necked 6-strings for ham-fisted people, and he butchers cheap Gear4music B-stock acoustics into "thumb style" guitars. He's been going at this for years, and his work is just plain awful.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mdphillips19 ... 7675.l2562

At one point there was even one of these Hitler rant clips made about him (with the famous bunker scene from Der Untergang) but sadly I can't find it anymore. Here is the man himself "demoing" a Perfect Balance Jazz Bass though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI0QG2kDfb0

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PostPosted: January 10th, 2021, 10:10 am 
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Jeroen wrote:
Yep, that would be Mark D Phillips, and the sad part is this seller calls himself a luthier and has been doing stuff like this for YEARS in a fairly successful eBay shop :?

He buys cheap 7-string guitars and converts them into wide-necked 6-strings for ham-fisted people, and he butchers cheap Gear4music B-stock acoustics into "thumb style" guitars. He's been going at this for years, and his work is just plain awful.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mdphillips19 ... 7675.l2562

At one point there was even one of these Hitler rant clips made about him (with the famous bunker scene from Der Untergang) but sadly I can't find it anymore. Here is the man himself "demoing" a Perfect Balance Jazz Bass though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI0QG2kDfb0


WOW! No double WOW! After I read this I looked at his other Reverb listings and they are maybe even more bizarre. I think the descriptions and reasoning for what he does are more bizarre than the guitars themselves. The list goes on and on. Here's one of the stranger ones.

https://reverb.com/item/34084791-p-j-ba ... man-custom


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 Post subject: Re: Gotta see! perfect balance p bass - Reverb
PostPosted: January 10th, 2021, 12:52 pm 
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crescenze wrote:
Jeroen wrote:
Yep, that would be Mark D Phillips, and the sad part is this seller calls himself a luthier and has been doing stuff like this for YEARS in a fairly successful eBay shop :?

He buys cheap 7-string guitars and converts them into wide-necked 6-strings for ham-fisted people, and he butchers cheap Gear4music B-stock acoustics into "thumb style" guitars. He's been going at this for years, and his work is just plain awful.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mdphillips19 ... 7675.l2562

At one point there was even one of these Hitler rant clips made about him (with the famous bunker scene from Der Untergang) but sadly I can't find it anymore. Here is the man himself "demoing" a Perfect Balance Jazz Bass though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI0QG2kDfb0


WOW! No double WOW! After I read this I looked at his other Reverb listings and they are maybe even more bizarre. I think the descriptions and reasoning for what he does are more bizarre than the guitars themselves. The list goes on and on. Here's one of the stranger ones.

https://reverb.com/item/34084791-p-j-ba ... man-custom


I was holding it together until i noticed the scalloped neck...... then it was time to run away screaming :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Gotta see! perfect balance p bass - Reverb
PostPosted: January 10th, 2021, 1:13 pm 
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YIKES
I have soft spot for fugly instruments, but these are even too much for me. I don’t get how people justify trying to sell this stuff. I’m all for experimentation, but keep it in the basement my man.


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