15 string warrior?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by allan grossman, Oct 21, 2001.

  1. I didn't post this in FS because I'm not selling it - I saw this in alt.guitar.bass and was just amazed - the guy's selling a <b>fifteen</b> string Warrior.

    You can see it here.

    It looks like a hell of an instrument and the guy's story on why he's selling it is a little sad but the bass itself is an amazing piece of work.


  2. I bet that thing sings...:p

    But imagine the cost when it came to restringing time:eek:!
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Not to mention how tedious (impossible?) it will be to adjust the intonation!

    If I had a tech to do those things, I wouldn't mind. ;) A fine instrument.
  4. ashton


    Jan 4, 2001
    ya man, that is so sad. seriously, to be able to play something like that and to spend that much money on something shows you have a real passion and a real tallent. to have it all taken away from you like that is cruel.
  5. 2 words... " penis extension "...
  6. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    1 word... "narrow-minded"...
  7. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    Actually.. you think THATS thick?

    Thats only the "12" string version of the Warr Phalanx. They also make 14 strings...

    I woudln't want to even touch the 15 string because talk about "UNBALANCED" bass. It will just shoot right down :(
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Man, that bass is a real beauty. Too bad about the guy's hand.:(

    Like Angus having to sell his Tune after injuring his hand.:(
  9. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    Jeff: :(

    Or me selling my 5 string because my hands are too small? ;)
  10. the back of that bass looks like it's been riddled with bulletholes with all the string ferrules:eek:

    Allen Woody had an eighteen string Modulus (six string tripled) (apparently made for Tom Peterson).
    I can't find a pic of it- I remember it being in a GHS ad in BP a few years ago.
  11. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Damn, I fell sorry for the guy...I sure do know the feeling! :(:(:(

    I would love to see the Modulus 18, though, and the Modulus custom 7 and 10s I've heard about...
  12. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    It's just like a 12-string bass, only with an extra string and 2 octaves. Like Angus said, Modulus did make an 18-string (6 string bass with 2 octaves per string) to demonstrate the strength of their graphite necks.

  13. Can you see some one doing that piano type tapping on that! :eek: :eek: :D.

    (note: who invented that?)
  14. Penis extention eh...

    It'd be a hell of a job extending a penis to that...

    Especially adjusting it's intonation.
  15. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    i think buying strings for it would be hell as it is :p
  16. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    15 strings? :eek: The mind boggles as to what sound you'd get out of that thing - or how you'd play it properly.
  17. Hey, not sure if you were joking or not, but that's what it's made for :D
  18. Ely


    Jun 8, 2001
    Huntsville, AL
    Hmm, a 5 or more string tripled... It'd sound awesome! I'd go for a graphite or composite neck on it too though, the tensions would be enormous. Hmm, I wonder if it would be possible to get a piezo or lightwave for an octave stringed instrument...

    The Mock Turtle Regulator: Ack! the back of that thing looks horrible with the wierd arrangement of the ferrules and the wierd control plate... Why does the control cavity extend into the through neck? Well, I guess it's not that bad, just that I'm a wierd little neat freak and I like things to be symmetrical...
  19. cmassa

    cmassa Hello. My name is Chris, I'm a bass-aholic.

    Nov 27, 2001
    A friend gave me this website and I did not even
    realize I became a thread. the warrior is an amazing

    I buy my strings from "juststrings.com" using
    GHS singles.

    The Highlander is a piezo in the wood bridge.

    Hello Mr. Fortune Cookie...

    It balances very well and is less than 10 lbs.

    I actually opened the case the other day to look
    at it. I just bought a very cool 4 string fender Jazz
    with a Musicman HB in the bridge position.
    Should have it later this week.

    By mid summer next year I hope to work up to
    my stingray 5 again.

    Anyway thanks for all the chatter.