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Amazon Double Neck Galveston Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JPrinos, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. JPrinos


    May 16, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    Hi all,

    I've checked out comments about Galveston basses on TB and I think I can answer this question from them.

    There's a Galveston double neck bass (5 string fretted, 4 string fretless) offered and I'm wondering if anyone has tried it.

    see it here

    Frankly, I like it for the freak-factor but I'm wondering if it is a decent bass or not.
  2. Jo6Pak


    May 2, 2007
    The same bass is on ebay by the same seller for $725 and free shipping.
  3. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I bet it weighs a ton.
  4. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    I'm guessing 17 pounds

  5. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    My back hurts just thinking about it.
  6. Still looks cool. think of all the stuff you could do in one song with a fretted 5 and a fretless in one bass. Probably a studio peice that can be used as a stage gimmick now and then ala Cheap Trick. If I had the money I'd definetly buy it.
  7. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I think it is kind of cool, but I can't think of anything I would use it on. If I have a song that I want fretless on I just play fretless on the whole song.
  8. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray

    Feb 20, 2009
    If you are serious about a doubleneck bass check out www.hembryguitars.com. The prices are not that much more and you can customize to your wants..
  9. JPrinos


    May 16, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    Thanks for the info on that one. If I had my way, I'd got for a 5 string fretted and a 5 string fretless.....or go with the Mikey Bass which switches from fretted to fretless on the same neck with a single slider action.

  10. basscheez


    Nov 6, 2008
    Cleveland, Oh
  11. joeschitterefsk

    joeschitterefsk Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2010
    I own one. black/purple flame top. 5 string and 4 string fretless lined. I have to say that for a boutique bass it actually plays very well and has solid tone with the stock humbuckers.

    True it does weigh a lot. About 15# I think but with a wide, heavy padded strap it is actually very playable, on both necks. It has better ergonomics than some of my other oddly shaped basses.

    I rarely, if ever, play it though. Usually if I want some fretless tone or shock value on stage.

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