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Big Ol' Lower Horn

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Worshiper, Sep 2, 2004.


  1. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    So here's a thought,
    Whay aren't there many basses out there with a larger lower horn than an upper horn?
    Is is a balance issue? Anyone have any pics of basses with this quality? What's the deal? :eyebrow:
     
  2. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Well, from an ergonomic stand point, a big lower horn can get in the way of upper fret access...

    BUT, is the lower horn/point on an explorer big enough for you?
     
  3. Musicvox made some wierd basses with big lower horns. www.musicvox.com you'll find some pretty odd looking things here..
     
  4. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    McHack... What's an explorer?
     
  5. an explorer was a design made by gibson first if i'm not mistaken, and then lots of companies copied it.. it's now used to describe that type of shape as well as the original body design by gibson.. try doing a search on here and i'm sure you'll find at least one photo..


    McHack... you beat me by about 15 seconds.. :p
     
  6. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    Ever heard of Moserite?
     
  7. tiefling

    tiefling

    Aug 19, 2003
    Washington DC
    my lower horn is pretty big.


    someone had to say it.
     
  8. Ozzyman

    Ozzyman

    Jul 21, 2004
    Gibson and Epiphone are same company ;)
     
  9. iamthebassman

    iamthebassman

    Feb 24, 2004
    Austin,Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    See.
     

  10. Oh man! IMO, them SpaceRanger basses... :eyebrow: ...if only TB had a "sick" person smilie.
     
  11. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    A long lower horn does not itself cause balance problems. A short upper horn does.

    A long lower horn, combined with a shallow lower cutaway, will cause poor upper fret access.

    Lower horns probably don't get any longer than these:
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  12. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Bo Diddley bass signature?
     
  13. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    No it's an Atlansia bass. A longer upper horn can be carved to offer good upper fret access, like the BC Rich Mockingbird.
     
  14. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    WOW!! Peter, that thing is awsome!I'm asuming that's one of your custom creations? Now I understand your picture. I thought it was a strap before you posted that.
     
  15. josh_m

    josh_m

    May 5, 2004
    Davie, Fl
    Mine's better ;-)

    [​IMG]
     
  16. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Nope. First one is Nexus, second (as mentioned) is Atlansia.
     
  17. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    i recently had the pleasure of meeting DC , and played on this very bass ... ultra smooth playing basses , kick @ss tone and excellent construction
    { and super nice guy !!! }...

    he produces an awesome bass , i don't know why he hasn't gotten more press , but i could and certainly would recommend his basses...

    { his private bass collection is incredible ! } :cool:
     
  18. Worshiper

    Worshiper

    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    that bunny bass is quite the sight. I love the wood combination, It looks like it's fresh off of the tree, although the horns seem a bit rigid.