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an interesting multistring doubleneck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pilotjones, Apr 11, 2002.

  1. pilotjones


    Nov 8, 2001
    Here's a cool one that even JT doesn't have:

  2. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Looks likt that would be EXTREMELY hard to play!! Hate the way the necks are set-up!!

    SURVEY SAYS!!!! [​IMG]
  3. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    (steve martin voice): "wut the hail is that thang?"

    Oh, I know wut that is....
    what the hail is that?!!!
  4. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I just checked out the Pagelli webpage. That bass (for lack of a better word) was a design by an Italian bass player who had his design turned down by many builders. I say Kudos to Pagelli for giving the man what he wanted.

    Also, I remember this bass made quite a stir at the latest NAMM show:


    And, I have to respect anyone who is goofy enough to have this on their site:
    "Unpublished material:

    Due to lack of hope of success
    at the time, we put the accompanying
    sketches back in the drawer.
    Today we can say with confidence,
    that those instruments would have
    had very little chance with the public..."


  5. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    They are also responsible for this:


    I guess it gets points for originality. And, from a simple building standpoint, I bet that thing was a pain in the butt to sand and buff with all of those crazy swoops...
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Wait, how does this song start again?? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Have to say I like this one MUCH more!!
  7. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    there's a reason for that. :p
  8. thrash_jazz


    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    AAA! My eyes - they're burning! :eek: :eek: :eek:
  9. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    I kinda like it. I would change a few things, but I think the design is very interesting and might be functional...

    Now, where did I hide those pills...
  10. uhhhh.... those are interesting...

    i dont like the way half of the 4 string is fretless... but the shape is alright, except for teh sloped 4 string...

    the fretless one is alright, and the red one is too.... vibrant... but cool design.

    theres my 2 cents! enjoy, and prithee!
  11. * runs away screaming like a teenager girl *

    argh ! it's the demon-spawn !
  12. but ehm.. isn't it missing something ?

    pickups, knobs, etc for example ?
  13. perhaps they are on the backside?
  14. I actually like it--it's a little too postmodern, but I can tell that it was designed for functionality.

    Most doublenecks have a problem in that the most comfortable wrist angle varies depending upon the height the neck is from the floor. This looks like a very elegant solution to that.

    Having the controls located somewhere other than on the face of the instrument is also a bold, innovative step. Presumably, there are magnetic pickups routed into the back side of the body as well.
  15. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    is the big neck a four string next to a five string, on the same neck? Kinda like a Warr/Stick?
  16. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    It does look kinda like that, doesn't it? And the little neck is a five, not a four. Tight spacing on that one - yeck.
  17. if you look at the 9-string section.. the upper 4 strings have a seperate bridge with wider spacing..

    cheap solution.. looks crappy...
  18. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    that might be because they wanted to seperate the bass and guitar function of the instrument. however, i agree. the thing does look crappy.

    kudos for trying, though.

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    I played the Gold Pagelli fretless at the Jan namm show,and I must say it was one of the most beautiful feeling,and sounding basses I have ever played.it sounded like a 150 year old Acoustic with a touch of modernism fflowing thru it,the growl and sustain left all who played it ar heard it speachless,and in awe.
  20. BillyBishop


    Feb 7, 2001

    Its probably operated by telepathy.


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