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Buckeye beauty 11

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by trb6pJM2, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. This bass, is simply amazing. Does anybody have any pictures or specs? lol late night posting, it's a bad habit
  2. i'll ask the first stupid question...how is this monster strung?
  3. Don't feel stupid, it's a valid quechon.
    I believe its C# (kinda superfluous, but some say it sounds pretty cool.)F#,B,E,A,D,G,C,F,Bb,Eb
  4. Mechanical Mind

    Mechanical Mind

    Mar 30, 2007
    It seems like one could easily become lost on a fretboard that large. But, damn it sure is nice lookin'.
  5. Benavente SCB 11 String
  6. ROGI


    Apr 25, 2005
    Croatia, Europe
    if you don't get lost on a piano then you won't get so easly lost on this monster
  7. Mechanical Mind

    Mechanical Mind

    Mar 30, 2007
    A piano only has 88 keys, this has 264 positions. Plus on a piano, I know what note each key is by its position. Pick a random note on a piano I know what it is right away. Pick one on that, it might take me a while to figure out. I assume you would learn your way around it though.

    I really like your band, very impressive. I am not a very experience musician (bass 3-years, guitar-1, drums-8 months) but in all the time i've played, i always get thrown off by odd time signatures. They just don't sound right to me, and it messes with my head when i play them. I sould try practicing more.
  8. woah, lol, i just noticed, its a neckthrough, it looks totally set, but look at the upper horn on that back picture that caeser posted. wow, thats so weird.
  9. I like the second picture of the first post:

    "Tower we are on approach with landing gears down." :) :eek: :eyebrow: :ninja:
  10. EddieG


    Jan 19, 2005
    Workmanship - yes
    Guitar itself - no

    I don't understand why a BASS player needs three cheese wires on his instrument, cos now you're into a guitar's range. And if you want to play there, get a guitar!!
  11. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    What if you want to play in both ranges at the same time? :ninja:
  12. DanielleMuscato


    Jun 19, 2004
    Columbia, Missouri, USA
    Endorsing Artist, Schroeder Cabinets

    I'm in a trio.. when the guitar player goes off on a solo, I find myself wishing I had more than 5 strings... (I play guitar, also, and would love to throw in some higher-pitched chord voicings every once in awhile, just to fill things out)
  13. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Endorsing Artist: FBB Bass Works
    I only play a 7 string, which is more than enough for me ;)

    I too play in trio settings and I regularly play chords and unison solo lines with the guitar player .... I also use a Boomerang which allows for a looped bass line while I'm in the "cheese wire" range.

    I can appreciate why someone might not want to depart from the "standard" bass playing role, but at least understand that many of us like adding to the overall voice of the band by having extended range capabilities. In the case of Mr. Caldwell, he is a gifted musician in every sense, including the "standard" bass playing role ..... :cool:

    edit: BTW, I don't think this is Al's bass, but I could be wrong ....

    2nd edit: Brian just answered that question below :D
  14. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    I just want to clarify, this Buckeye SCB 11 string is Roy Graley's.

    Al Caldwell has a Solid White Chambered Body 11 string.

    ben11st1. ben11st2.
  15. PocketGroove82


    Oct 18, 2006
  16. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    :rolleyes: Just because some players don't have the ability or imagination to understand it, doesn't make it wrong.

    apologies to EddieG, I meant no disrespect to anyone playing 4 or 5 string basses... It's not what instrument you play, it's a matter of expression. Some players can tell stories via 4 strings that I cannot fathom / imagine / comprehend on my 7... or 6, 5 or 4 strings.
  17. EddieG


    Jan 19, 2005
    James, I have a response to your post I'd like to make. Can you tell me the best way to do it without receiving the 2 point warning you gave me last time for replying to you on the board expressing my own opinions, and then PM'ing you regarding the same?

  18. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    That's a beautiful instrument. I'd love to check it out in person.
  19. ibanezcollector

    ibanezcollector Yoyo's Hurt When You Crank It Into Your Face

    Feb 18, 2007
    Cleveland Ohio
    how many truss rods does that thing have im going to guess and say more than 2?


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