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3 String bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by semborg, Mar 25, 2005.


  1. Nowadays there are so many basses, with so many strings.
    But it had been cool to have a three string bass :D
    Does this exist?
     
  2. Tony Levin had a 3
     
  3. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Bee Basses just made a 3 for Greg Bruce Campbell.

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  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Hotwire Basses makes a 3 string
     
  5. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
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  6. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    Yep, Tony Levin had a custom-made Music Man 3-string.
     
  7. Think I could get them to make me a 1 stringer. Then I wouldn't have that problem with muting!
     
  8. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    Connecticut
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  9. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    yeah beemer, that one has a built in effects pedal... ain't that interesting?
     
  10. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Hmmmm.. Didnt realize that...

    Cool!!
     
  11. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    yeah read the description on the Hotwire site... it's actually pretty interesting. That is what those three knobs are on the left.

    I'm thinking... what effect would be neat to pop in a bass? Imagine having all of Bootsy's pedal board installed in your bass? Oh wait, MIDI... ahh never mind.
     
  12. next thing we know, everyone buys a 3 or less stringer, then there are more fights between the ERB' the 4 stringer and the Short stringed bassists.
     
  13. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    antipop,

    you know what man, ... to quote Rosanne Rosannadanna:

    "ya know it's always somptin!"
     
  14. shizack

    shizack

    Aug 24, 2004
    Crying shame about Levin's gear. Lost the stick...ouch.
    But back on topic, Mr. Levin Himself once said, "G strings are for strippers".
     
  15. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    well, they have to have something to take off... :smug:
     
  16. Alowishus

    Alowishus

    Feb 28, 2005
    I just dont get 3 stringed basses, could someone explain to me why they're desirable?

    PS, im not trying to start anything, I just would like to know.
     
  17. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    'cause three... is the magic numba...'-de la soul
     
  18. tomd03

    tomd03

    Oct 8, 2004
    Alberta Canada
    Well, its for people that really wanna be a ''Bass" player, as the G string isn't really a bass string (i consider only E and A to be bass strings) they have no desire for it, so they get it taken off. So you're left with a instrument that plays the lowest of the low notes and no high ****, the real bass players bass :)

    -Snow Dog
     
  19. They should make him a three string Bongo. Now that would be nice!!
     
  20. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    There was a one string Plasma on the Sandberg site a while back, so it can certainly be done :)

    EDIT: So, how would a 3-string bass play into the whole "Jaco only needed 4 strings" argument? :D