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3 String Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Lon86, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Lon86


    Jan 21, 2008
    Venice, CA
    I remember Tony Levin playing one of these a few years back...

    Anyone have one of these or know anything about them.

    In one of my projects, I rarely ever tough my g, all low end rumble (very fun!)...a three would be really cool for this.

    Any info would be appreciated.
  2. cloren


    Nov 15, 2007
    san francisco
    i think wishbass would be the way to go- crazy looking basses, but I'm not sure how well they play or sound
  3. sublime0bass


    Aug 2, 2007
    Boone, NC
    theres a thread on this already

    it featured a PJB plug video with a 2 stringer
  4. MrSexy


    Jul 10, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    Why stop there? Just make a 1 string bass, and tune it to F#...all low end, none of that crappy high end ;)
  5. Bass Tees

    Bass Tees

    Feb 11, 2008
  6. RED5


    Jan 14, 2008
    Suffolk County,NY
  7. Ripper


    Aug 16, 2005
    search for the PMB 1000 pacman bass... thats only 3 string.

    i say whamola!
  8. I'm a big Morphine fan. For the last couple of years I have been tempted to mod a jazz into a 2-string "slide bass" like Mark Sandman used. The thought makes me happy, but I'm not sure how much it would actually get used.
  9. i dunno if it counts, but i broke my Squier P about a while ago, and the headstock how only has room for 3 tuners lol. it's tuned E A D, no G...thats my rumble bass...i use the Jazz when i wanna get fancy
  10. Bee Basses offers a 3 string bass as an option, but they will cost. They last time I checked (a few months back) a Bee 3 string bass started at $1500 and went up from there with options.
  11. Sahm


    Dec 18, 2007
    Delaware, OH
    It was my understanding that Tony's 3 string bass was a one-of-a-kind Musicman, made especially for him, and sadly, destroyed in his barn fire. There's a whole story about how he playfully returned the charred bass, asking for a refund, and Musicman politely declined! I'm sure someone can find a link to that story, somewhere!

    In the meantime, here's a 3-stringer from Hotwire:

  12. Jonsbasses


    Oct 21, 2006
    Fort Worth, TX
    Builder: Jon's Basses
    Tony sent it in because he was "having trouble with the neck". :D

  13. LOL :D
  14. SurrenderMonkey


    Aug 18, 2006

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