Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« on: July 03, 2008, 03:51:50 PM »
too many

Makes me want to make a 19 string bass and send the guy a picture.  Just for the Fook of it.

-Chris


Johan

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 04:15:04 PM »
I dont get it..?...
..a string lower than the E string usually has no power and doesn't really contribute to anything musicaly ( opinion) and bass strings higher than the G string?..then you're up in guitar territory....are these instruments made for people who don't want to, or don't get to, play with others?
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dale116dot7

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 06:31:04 PM »
A real bass has four strings except for some classical music where either a five-string bass or a low C extension can be used to advantage. Just my humble opinion.

- Dale

Rob Flinn

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 07:04:19 PM »
Quote from: "dale116dot7"
A real bass has four strings except for some classical music where either a five-string bass or a low C extension can be used to advantage. Just my humble opinion.

- Dale


A real bass stands upright, has a scroll headstock & f holes !
regards Rob

Harpo

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008, 08:40:40 PM »
To my taste only 9 strings may sound a little limited. E, F, #F, G, #G, A, ...
For handicapped people who dislike the look of a piano frame around their neck and actually want to play some (9 different) deeper notes, these paddles look way cooler.
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stickjam

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 09:34:11 PM »
If it has that many strings, it shouldn't have a body anyway.  :wink:

Happy Two-Handed Independence Day!  :grin:

-Bob

Mbira

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008, 09:50:59 PM »
Hearing THIS made me go and buy a Stick a few years ago.  I couldn't wrap my head around it and it sat unplayed for the most part.

 :?

Sold it a while back.[/url]
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EmRR

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2008, 12:30:12 AM »
Yeah, too many.  But I'll agree with one thing at least.  It's a big fat neck with lots of space between the strings.  You gotta really step up to go there.  But not for me.  

I don't imagine wanting higher strings.  I usually play high on the lowest possible string.  I play four strings, and am used to tuning the E down as low as C# for a few songs.  Really don't feel the need to be encumbered by a fifth lower string on a bass body and neck style I don't dig.
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Freq Band

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008, 04:20:54 AM »
Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?

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Scodiddly

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2008, 07:25:18 PM »
If it has 4 strings, it's a bass.

If it has 5 strings, it's a banjo.

If it has 6 strings, it's a guitar.

If it has 7 strings, you deserve a savage beating.


smallbutfine

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2008, 08:02:24 PM »
make it four strings and put much space between them.
then it's a bass. People like me with long fingers want to play bass and not 12-string guitar or string piano...
"In the past we suffered from crimes, today we suffer from laws."
Tacitus

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CroatianSensation

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2008, 07:20:18 PM »
Tony Levin had Ernie Ball/Musicman make him a three string!!
:grin:
I'm mostly a 4 string player with a hipshot.

I do own/use a 5-string (on occasion) but that's where I draw the line...low B string is okay but I never understood the need for higher strings other than for masturbatory purposes.  :roll:
Unless it's an old school 8-string like the old hagstroms..though I guess that still could be considered a 4 string..right?

 :?
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it's not open. -FZ

rod gervais

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2008, 09:33:16 PM »
There is just something twisted about those - along with whatever mind thought to design and construct them - and those who might deceive themselves into believing they need somethihng like that to play........

BR

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2008, 11:31:11 AM »
Those are typical ERBs,  (Extended Range Basses),
If you start googling some of the players and watch some videos on youtube, you can see that these guys are going into a whole new way of playing bass.

I respect the players that can think in so many strings. :green:  
I have trouble with 4 as it is.

9 strings are usually tuned with 2 strings under the Low E.
F#, B, E, A, D, G, C, F, Bb

Here is a 12 string.. Don't ask about the tunning. :shock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT_kQbAFFfs

take care
Gil

smallbutfine

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2008, 01:56:10 PM »
occasionally I saw a micheal manning video - he uses to give his strings new tunings while playing. His bass had several things like the d-tuner thingie also in the bridge etc.  to broaden up the tonal range and doing all kind of effect scale change stuff with this. Well that I consider some kind of cool really ...but more than 4-5 strings is a guitar or chapman stick....IMHO
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josan

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2008, 11:04:46 PM »
"some bass players keep looking for those notes, I found them."  anon

AnalogPackrat

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2008, 02:38:58 PM »
Here's a real laugh...

15 string bass

Are those guitar tuners?  Yeah, that'll work...  And a one-piece "Rose Wood" bridge?  :roll:

A P
If it is to be, it is up to me.

CroatianSensation

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2008, 02:58:43 PM »
Oh man THAT IS hilarious!!

Though I always wanted to get better at BANJO!!
A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it's not open. -FZ

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2008, 04:09:02 PM »
That 15 string bass has to be a gag instrument.  Look at this from the same seller:

more is better

AnalogPackrat

Is a bass neck supposed to be wider than it's body?
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2008, 04:29:07 PM »
It's hard to imagine, but in his feedback I found this:

Quote
Not a proffessional instrument as stated/good communication though   
mayaedate ( 18 [Feedback score is 10 to 49] )
   Jul-11-08 16:12
   

    *
      Reply by tropicalmoonmusic (Jul-11-08 21:39):
      we helped customer 100 perecnt still unhappy we bent over backwards what a joker

    NEW PROFESSIONAL 15 STRING ELECTRIC BASS (#120274579090)   US $456.15


Which seems real to me...but what a bargain at $456.15 / 15 = $30.41 per string!

And someone recently bought this abomination from him as well:

Basstard

P. T. Barnum would be proud...

A P
If it is to be, it is up to me.


 

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