|georgestrings ||01-01-2014 11:00 PM |
Hahahahaha!!!! - I bet that person can play, and has a great sense of humor as well... Nice pics...
|Sid Fang ||01-01-2014 11:40 PM |
Mark Sandman of Morphine played 2-string slide bass, tuned to a fifth, IIRC. And he was awesome. More as a composer/vocalist than as a bassist, mind you, but he got an evening's worth of catchy basslines out of that thing. Didn't look like that shaved-down blue thing, though. It looked like a mutant pawn-shop special, a four-string neck with an exaggerated scroll, on which he strung just the A and D strings.
|Sid Fang ||01-02-2014 12:49 AM |
Sandman with that bass - it wasn't the headstock that had the scroll, it was the horn!
|lz4005 ||01-02-2014 09:00 AM |
I dig it.
Playing with only 2 strings is a fun challenge.
|Dark Horse ||01-02-2014 09:29 AM |
Mark Sandman played a Premier bass. :)
|Thisguy ||01-02-2014 09:35 AM |
|TolerancEJ ||01-02-2014 10:16 AM |
If you can track one down, there was also a 2-string bass called the Longbow.
|MikeWfromNJ ||01-02-2014 10:51 AM |
The guy with the olive toothpick is going to be hard to beat but the Presidents of the USA played with guitars strung like 2 string Bass and 3 string Guitar.
If you are old enough, you might remember their somewhat limited success in the mid-90s. They were from Seattle I think.
|fourstringgirl ||01-02-2014 02:55 PM |
Un-freakin-believable! lol :D
|tappingtrance ||01-02-2014 03:03 PM |
Funniest thing - my band was playing a local fest and the following band was a Morphine tribute - the guy played a Ric with 2 strings - the first song (I kid you not) he broke a string - finished with a 1 string.
Sandberg Curstom 1 String Plasma Bass :-)
|frankieC ||01-02-2014 03:05 PM |
I've never seen (or at least never noticed) a 2 string bass before. I want one! lol
|kohntarkosz ||01-02-2014 03:12 PM |
I think Mark Sandman is probably the most notable bassist to only use two strings.
His bass was a cheapo Premier model he customised himself.
Waterstone made a Mark Sandman tribute model, years after his passing. It doesn't quite 'get' the vibe right. See anything wrong?
|FreeBassJunky ||01-02-2014 03:36 PM |
Didn't Twiggy used to play one or two, way back?
|Stick_Player ||01-02-2014 03:53 PM |
Why stop at two strings?
|tabooze24 ||01-02-2014 03:54 PM |
jeeze...That one bass with the "switched" headstock-body looks freaky!!!
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