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Anybody play a double neck bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tjclem, Mar 9, 2006.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Can you post photos of them. What do you like and dislike about them? Thanks
     
  2. hippiesandwich

    hippiesandwich

    Aug 29, 2003
    San Jose
    Affiliated with Looperlative Audio Products
    My Hellborg-style Wal.

    What I like about it? Tone, tone, tone - especially the fretless neck.

    What I dislike about it? It weighs 19+ pounds. :eek:
    Wal_doubleneck_hires.
     
  3. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
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    .. yeah the only thing that I know about dbl-necks... is that they are pretty heavy! :D
     
  4. tjclem

    tjclem Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    funny thing why are the fretted necks always the closest to the eyes? Wouldn't you want the fretless neck to be the easier one to see?
     
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    just curious (no malice intended), do you play with your eyes or your ears?
     
  6. g00eY

    g00eY

    Sep 17, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    i imagine that the fretted neck is used more, and when it's on top/closer to your arms, it's easier to play.
     
  7. WillBuckingham

    WillBuckingham

    Mar 30, 2005
    I need to look at my fretless when I play it. I don't know how you could possibly find the right notes all over the neck and be in tune without looking at what you're doing.
     
  8. tjclem

    tjclem Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I am not very good at either I just play for fun I need all the :help: I can get so I use both. :p
     
  9. Uziel

    Uziel

    Sep 2, 2003
    France
    i really like those conklins !
     
  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    I had a lined fretless at one point and I really couldn't pull my eyes away from the FB... It got bad enough, where I wasn't looking up enough to make eye-contact with the rest of the band to get the 'cues'...

    My ears do the work now, it has been a great lesson in ear-training.... I guess it is like keeping your eyes away from the keyboard when typing. After a while it becomes 2nd nature.
     
  11. tjclem

    tjclem Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I do understand where you are comming from with the lined ones. I have built and sold several lined ones and I find myself looking at the lines too much too. I like side dots only.t