Time Machine Bass

**This page is updated with auction/sale and other new information as it comes available.**

This bass is currently listed for sale on eBay for Charity and 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (a natural fit because of the Back to the Future movies).

LINK TO ACTIVE EBAY FOR CHARITY SALE LISTINGhttps://www.ebay.com/itm/123760607442

Specifications and other information are attached at the bottom of this page.

Billy Sheehan, perhaps the best rock bass player of all time, was gracious enough to do a quick demo of the Time Machine Bass at Sweetwater's Gearfest in 2019.

Billy Sheehan Plays the Time Machine Bass

Those unfamiliar with Billy Sheehan can see him in action in this music video of the Winery Dogs Song entitled Time Machine which contains a great bass solo.

The song came out before our bass did, but we suppose it's possible that Billy traveled through time to name the song after the bass.

Time Machine by the Winery Dogs

The photos below start with the early brainstorming stages and continue through the present. 

PDF copies of press releases are attached at the bottom of this page and a link to a public press release listing is here:

Recent articles about the time machine bass include the following:

Professional Photography, Courtesy of Sweetwater Sound



We used the images below to make posters. Feel free to copy but please credit Doner Designs.


Demo Videos

GearFest Compilation with Billy Sheehan

GearFest Compilation 2

Flux Demo 2

Flux Capacitor Fluxing

Destination Year Change

First Playing Test after Completion

In Process Photos





How to Use the Controls and How to Change & Charge Batteries

Time Machine Controls Explained

Charging the Main Battery

Changing the 9 Volt Preamp Battery

Why did we choose the distinctive Iceman bass body shape?

To paraphrase Doc Brown, we figured if you're going to build a time machine into a guitar, why not do it with some style?  :-)

YouTube Video

Additional photos of the time machine bass, both before and after completion, are available on our Facebook page and these Talkbass threads as well as on Instagram and Twitter.

Steve Doner,
Apr 20, 2019, 5:18 PM
Steve Doner,
Apr 20, 2019, 5:18 PM
Steve Doner,
Apr 20, 2019, 5:09 PM