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Bass banjo?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AcousticBass, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. AcousticBass


    May 28, 2005
  2. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    If you play Stoner-Country Core, maybe ;).

    Personally, it makes my heart shiver when i see such a bastard instrument :)
  3. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Claypool plays it on the song Captain Shiner (the last song on Tales From the Punchbowl.)
  4. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    I'd hit it.
  5. Ive never heard that. Any proof, or source?
  6. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    Man I want one. Right now all I have is a 5 string banjo missing the highest string tuned like a bass.
  7. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Bass Players Live Journal. :ninja:

  8. Joe Beets

    Joe Beets Guest

    Nov 21, 2004
    Don't bother. You can get the same sound out of your bass. That's what tweeters are for. :eyebrow:
  9. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    maybe if deering put one out, but goldtone... :eyebrow:

    j/k :D

    JAUQO III-X Inactive

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    I've been playing a Goldtone Bass Banjo over two years now and I dig it,it surely has it's Place and it can get as Funky as you want it.Dave Pomeroy and Victor Wooten also have and play a Gold tone Bass Banjo(Victor also has a Tom Nechville Bass banjo).
  11. AcousticBass


    May 28, 2005
    hey i am most definitly getting one of these sooner or later, it soooooooo fits my personality cant wait to dance in my front yard like a hillbilly playing this sucker, but waaaaaaaaaaait a minuite what happends once these strings are done, then what, say they dont make spare strings for these babies, what strings would you suggjest?

    JAUQO III-X Inactive

    Jan 4, 2002
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Don't worry you can use any Electric Bass Guitar strings you want(you can even use Strings made for Acoustic Basss Guitars as well).
  13. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    I don't know about these modern electrics but real bass banjos from before the Great Depression are sometimes very cool. Some are ridiculously heavy and sound clunky but I had a 1920s Windsor "bass banjo" with a 28 3/4" scale, 16" head and very light construction that worked great in cello tuning. Much better than any acoustic bass guitar for percussive thumping. I sold it because it wasn't bowable and I'm really a DB guy. Got twice what I paid for it, too.

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