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Sims 2 Bass for Late Night

by Esmeralda Posted 27th Sep 2012 at 3:30 PM - Updated 27th Sep 2012 at 3:53 PM by EsmeraldaF
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is something I've wanted to do since forever, but could not figure out how to import a guitar or bass into the game without it either disappearing or proudly displaying the stand still stuck to its bottom while played. Having now got to grips with mesh geostates, I hope you'll find this useful if, like me, you're fed up with only having that huge clunky cello-style bass, especially for your rock simmies.

You must have the Late Night expansion pack, which added basses to the game, in order to use this item. It is found in the Hobbies/Knowledge category in the catalogue, and costs 750 simoleons.

It has two colourways, the main body and the sides (I would have liked to do more, but being a Sims 2 object, the mapping is always so darned complicated and hard to make into a CaSTable item, which they were never intended to be). See the tiling screenshots in the below thumbnail pics, and a few examples:

Looks cute in jam sessions:

One minor issue: I could not figure out how to make 'real' strings operate (a game effect) on this, so added a plane mesh with a string texture and a background that recolours with the item's body but darker, which looks pretty OK - hope this is an acceptable compromise.

Thanks for looking, hope you'll find this a good addition to your musical instrument collection.


Unzip the .zip file and copy the .package file to your Mods\Packages folder. If you don't have a Mods\Packages folder and/or don't know how to install .package files, please see full instructions here:

Polygon Counts:

Additional Credits:
Made with s3oc, Texture Tweaker, and TSR Workshop

Credits to SeeMyu for the geostates tutorial, which got me pointed in the right direction

Thanks to Maxis for the mesh and original textures

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Style: Retro Contemporary
Room: Living Outdoor
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #sims 2, #bass, #guitar, #music, #musical instrument, #instrument