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6 String Hyper?

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by Biggus_Reddus, May 5, 2003.


  1. This is a question for Mr. Manring. I heard that
    Zon was developing a 6 string Hyper for you, is there any truth in that rumor? and if so when will the record come out, because that would be way fatt.
     
  2. Michael Manring

    Michael Manring TalkBass Pro Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Hi Biggus,

    Joe Zon and I have been working on a double neck 6-string Hyperbass for way more years than I care to count! It's partially done, but I'm sorry to say that I can't offer an estimate of when it will be finished. Hopefully soon.
     
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    doubleneck... cooool! :D
     
  4. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    JT, we understand that you're bitter about the permanent damage you've done to your back, but that's no reason to drag the rest of us down! Stop encouraging this madness! ;) :D

    Edit: Out of curiosity, how tall are you guys?
     
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Even though I'm a 4 string player at heart...I would LOVE a double neck 6 string hyperbass....It would be fun to wiggle around on.
     
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i'm about 8'3" and 140 lbs.

    :D

    seriously, i'm about 5' 10" or so.
     
  7. ConU

    ConU

    Mar 5, 2003
    La Belle Province
    Not your doubleneck!!You!:D

    (seriously,how much does it weigh?)
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Is this why people are asking about height/weight? ;)

    [PS - are you related to the famous Roman Centurion : Biggus Dickus!!?? :D ]
     
  9. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    Oh my.
     
  10. kimstevens

    kimstevens

    Nov 12, 2002
    Michael,

    Would your doubleneck have 6 strings on each neck, or 6 strings total?
     
  11. Michael Manring

    Michael Manring TalkBass Pro Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    It will have six strings on each neck, one fretted, one fretless. I'll still have a few strings to go to catch up to John Turner!
     
  12. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    Wewease Woderwick!

    f
     
  13. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i can't wait to see your doubleneck, michael. that's going to kick ass.
     
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Not funny at all!!





    ;)
     
  15. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama

    No doubt!!!!

    SCHWIING!!!!!
     
  16. ehque

    ehque

    Jan 8, 2006
    Singapore
    im going to revive the thread to ask about the bass again. how's it going?

    oh yeah, assuming you have the same crazy bridge which allows you to adjust tunings of pairs of strings to 3 different tunings, and a hipshot detuner on every string, you're looking at

    3x3x3x3x3x3x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2x2 different tunings for the whole thing. ie.

    2.9 million tunings.
     
  17. the_fonz

    the_fonz

    Nov 27, 2006
    Kane, PA
    :oops:
    i came
     
  18. this actually sounds like the coolest thing ever made.

    spaceships and that jazz have nothing on this baby.
     
  19. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Hi Michael,

    I'm assuming this would have a 6 string version of the detunable bridge? I ask because I've seen a 6 string Hyperbass that Joe made recently (few months ago) but it was with a standard bridge.

    Look forward to hearing about it!
     
  20. Michael Manring

    Michael Manring TalkBass Pro Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Actually the two bridges for this baby are done. They allow for instant access to three tunings for each neck. The necks are also done and all twelve Hipshots appear to be working. As to how many tunings the entire instrument will offer instant access to, the parameters are somewhat complex, but I believe the correct number can be expressed as, "a whole bunch"!