2 String Bass Anyone?

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  1. fourstringgirl

    fourstringgirl

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    Here's a pair that a local bassist uses. Talk about from one extreme to the other!

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  2. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

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    Hahahahaha!!!! - I bet that person can play, and has a great sense of humor as well... Nice pics...



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  3. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  4. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

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    Sandman with that bass - it wasn't the headstock that had the scroll, it was the horn!

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  6. lz4005

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    I dig it.
    Playing with only 2 strings is a fun challenge.
     
  7. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse Supporting Member

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    Mark Sandman played a Premier bass. :)
     
  8. Thisguy

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    Late 80's there was a Danish band called Disneyland after Dark that had a bass player that used a two string bass.



    Ahh the 80's videos were the best. :D
     
  9. hillerup

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    Just do a search on Google for "stig d.a.d." and you will get tons of pictures of Stig Pedersen fom the danish band D.A.D.

    Stig has a HUGE collection of custom made 2-string basses in all sorts of wierd shapes (Olive with a toothpick running through, Sidewinder missile etc.) - All fun stuff!

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    These are just some of his basses...
     
  10. TolerancEJ

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    If you can track one down, there was also a 2-string bass called the Longbow.
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  12. MikeWfromNJ

    MikeWfromNJ Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  13. fourstringgirl

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    Un-freakin-believable! lol :D
     
  14. DannyBob

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    tappingtrance Cooke Harvey Gold Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  16. PatQ

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    Sandberg Curstom 1 String Plasma Bass :)

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  17. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

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    I've never seen (or at least never noticed) a 2 string bass before. I want one! lol
     
  18. kohntarkosz

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    I think Mark Sandman is probably the most notable bassist to only use two strings.

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    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?
     
  19. FreeBassJunky

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    Didn't Twiggy used to play one or two, way back?
     
  20. Stick_Player

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    Why stop at two strings?

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  21. tabooze24

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    jeeze...That one bass with the "switched" headstock-body looks freaky!!!

     

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