Brian May Guitars is releasing a bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Regan Lay, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. 39-Bassist


    Jul 7, 2010
    Endorsing Artist for: Brace Audio; Duncan Pickups; Line6, Hipshot, GHS Strings, Somnium Guitars
    Sorry but not for my taste. But BM is a bit different anyway so...
    (this is the perfect example of a guitarist wanting a bass that feels comfortable for them to use just like their guitar. Which is not what most people that play bass full time like)
    Just my 1-1/2 cents
  2. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    Does it come in an upside down right handed model with flats?:smug:
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2021
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  3. Koshchei


    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    Huge Queen fan here. But I'm not seeing any of the switching or other cool things that makes the Red Special such a unique instrument. Apart from the shape and aesthetics, it looks like it might be just a face-lifted EB-3.
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  4. mikecd1


    Mar 3, 2009
    New England
    Considering Brian May's guitar is known for series pickups wiring, phase switching system and whatever else makes it electronically unique was very disappointed that the electronics are so simple. Not even a series / parallel or preamp or nuttin. The shape looks like "The Special", but alas the electronics choices are rather more like a knockoff EB3. Opportunity missed, too many other basses out there to mod. Yawn:)
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  5. BioDriver

    BioDriver A Cinderella story

    Aug 29, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Holy neckdive, Batman!
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  6. jim nolte

    jim nolte

    Oct 26, 2006
    Short horn = neck dive
  7. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    objectively, ignoring that it's based on a famous guitar..

    i like the pickup layout.

    it will have neck dive.

    headstock shape could be more elegant.

    if it's made of quality stuff and has quality fit and finish, could be a great bass.
  8. RichardW


    Feb 25, 2016
    near Philly
    "People who like this kind of thing will find this the kind of thing they like." - Abraham Lincoln

    Not a fan of the tuners, but that's an aesthetic thing.
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  9. Queue


    Jul 5, 2013
    DC Suburbs, USA
    To go with your John Deacon signature guitar? :D
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2021
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  10. artimus667

    artimus667 Doh!

    Nov 3, 2008
  11. artimus667

    artimus667 Doh!

    Nov 3, 2008
    Those tuners are popular it seems with budget minded builders. Like Eastwood for example. I hate how they look and they throw me off of a number of of otherwise interesting looking instruments.
  12. electracoyote

    electracoyote Supporting Member

  13. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    I wonder if the guys questioning Brian May building a bass know that Leo Fender didn't actually play the bass. :whistle:
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  14. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    All the Brian May stuff aside, personally I think it would make a fun gigging bass. Medium scale and likely not a boat anchor, as long as the neck dive was minimal. Most people in the audience would not associate it with the BM guitar. Like the rumored EBMM St. Vincent bass...unique and fun, but the BM bass is at a much better price point.
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  15. Love Queen and Brian.
    Still holding out for the SRV Tenor Sax.
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  16. I can't tell from the description.
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  17. soundsupport1


    Aug 17, 2017
    Fireplace surround/ Mantelpiece.
    Holes from woodworm were filled in with matchsticks.

  18. Reedeaux


    Sep 17, 2021
    Sounds reasonable.
    I can see where bassists may appreciate that style.
    I'm actually surprised that EVH hasn't released models of the basses that Wolfgang played on the VH tours...
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  19. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Looks like a Skjold Greyling.

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