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Another Interesting Project

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Spector_Ray, May 1, 2005.


  1. Not sure if this is possible since I have no clue when it comes to installing electronics but would there be anyway to make this a double neck 4 string p-bass with one being active and the other being passive?? Might come in handy for someone who likes to use both passive and active basses.
     
  2. Spector_Ray

    Spector_Ray

    Aug 8, 2004
    Texas
    A good possibility, but IMHO, why have two 4 string necks? I'd much rather go with extra strings or something else that would give a totally different sound.
     
  3. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Could be used for a BEAD / EADG doubleneck like Tim Cummerford has.
     
  4. Spector_Ray

    Spector_Ray

    Aug 8, 2004
    Texas
    Didn't think of that one. :bassist:
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Billy Sheehan also uses a BEAD / EADG setup, but I'd probably go with a fretted / fretless setup. Put a Hipshot on the fretted neck and play away.

    Get a better pickuard though, that looks like two chopped up and put together to me.
     
  6. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Yup, fretted/fretless and get a nice custom pickguard.
     
  7. Sutton

    Sutton

    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    BEAD / EADG with the bottom one fretless
     
  8. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    a bypass switch will weight several punds less ;)
     
  9. chuckocaster

    chuckocaster

    Apr 27, 2005
    manteca, ca
    maybe an 8 string/4 string combo?
     
  10. Blazer

    Blazer

    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Well if it were up to me, I'd have one normal neck (the upper one) and a picollo neck maybe with a Kahler Whammy bar.
     
  11. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    What I'd do is EADG/CGDA. And I'd look cool. After a couple of gigs I'm sure I'd get real tired of answering questions about why I need two four-string fretted necks and explaining what CGDA tuning is. Then I'd get real tired of it. But according to the seller the body was joined from two plywood bodies.
     
  12. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    CGDA like a reverse tunning?? or like in a fifths tunning??
     
  13. +1

    i would go 8 string fretted on top, 4 string fretless on bottom.
     
  14. Fretted four and then a fretless four. Or BEAD and ADGC
     
  15. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Fifths, an octave below violoncello.
     
  16. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Interesting, but your back would make you scream like a little violin after some gigs.
     
  17. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Yeah what about tuning it B-E-A-D then G-C whatever's next?
     
  18. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    g-c-f-b
     
  19. FireAarro

    FireAarro

    Aug 8, 2004
    austr-
    Then you might as well get an eight string, much more convenient :p