can somebody explain what this is and how it works

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by novak7, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. novak7


    Oct 9, 2014
    New Jersey
  2. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Your question is disturbingly lacking in question marks.
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  3. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    This has to be one of the most ridiculous products I've ever seen.
    "It will help build your endurance, your speed and your technique..."
    Hopefully it will also help you escape from the straight jacket they strap you up in because if someone sees you playing this in public they'll be calling Bellevue.
    If you want to be a better player, practice with a real bass, even a hundred dollar, second-hand bass you find in a yard sale, or a regular travel long as it's in playable shape.

    SHREDNECK BASS - Practice everywhere!

    And you hold it upside down?
    $, white and trans red!
    What, no sunburst?
    Sure, it's portable, so's a ukulele.
    I still haven't stopped laughing!
  4. This product is an answer to a question that nobody asked...
  5. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    ...or, other punctuation...?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
  6. novak7


    Oct 9, 2014
    New Jersey
    I love that it has strap buttons as if they expect you to play a show with it.
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  7. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Isn't that half of the "headless, bodyless, double neck from another thread?
    Or maybe a quarter.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
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  8. scourgeofgod


    Aug 17, 2006
    Ha pretty silly that it has strap buttons. I could see leaving this somewhere convenient and practicing where you couldn't otherwise get away playing a real bass, like on you're lunch break at work, or various waiting situations. Not worth $119 though.
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  9. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Not even enough of a neck to practice on, really. Sad that people buy these things, imho.
  10. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I would use one to work my left hand while watching tv. But only if it was handed to me for free. And probably not more than a few times. I doubt these are huge sellers.
  11. Bob-I


    Sep 12, 2014
    Of you're up a creek without a paddle...there ya go.
  12. novak7


    Oct 9, 2014
    New Jersey
    this doesn't look like it would displace much water.
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  13. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    There are both guitar and bass versions of the Shredneck. The great CT based guitarist Jimi Bell invented these. He played in Geezer Butler's short lived band as well as House of Lords and was also A serious candidate to be Ozzy Osborne's guitar player before Zakk Wylde got the gig.

    All that said, he got his chops by working hard and spending a lot of time on a real, functioning guitar......
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
  14. AciDBatH666


    Feb 13, 2008
    Lafayette, LA
    Might look ridiculous, but it's not a bad idea. I've been wanting to build something that's got strings with the correct tension similar to this, and mount it on the side of my chair at work so I can do some 16th finger drills. All I need is the string spacing and the thumb placement to be right.
    If I had to go offshore again and had limited bag space, something like that would be nice to be able to work on scales on the widest frets. I've been getting a lot more serious about my playing lately, and if I were stuck somewhere for several weeks at a time with ZERO access to my normal gear and I wanted for my progress to not come to a screeching halt, a stupid product like this might be a little less stupid.

    Sure it might seem stupid to everyone else, but there's obviously SOME kind of market for it. I have no need for a product like this, but I can see how some people would want a small tool like this at times.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
  15. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp

    Aug 20, 2011
    suburban Chicago
    Question marks or not, I would think that your questions are clear enough and formatted well enough that people could just answer them rather than lecture you on grammar. It is just a practice tool. As such it might have a place, it will not replace a normal bass guitar however. If you want something to take easily on a plane, actually play on a plane, or have handy to practice with at work, on the train, or anywhere else you can't reasonably take a normal bass guitar then it might be ok. To be honest it looks a little too small to be useful so I would have to try one before I would be interested in buying one. But I can certainly see where a small practice bass could be useful for some folks. Personally I would be more interested in a true small bass that one could travel and perform with. Something like the basses sold by Traveler Guitar and others.

    Yeah, whether this attempt to meet the need is a hit or miss I think there is some need/market for this.
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  16. novak7


    Oct 9, 2014
    New Jersey
    the thing is the frets look as if they are for a full scale bass but the neck is art least half that those frets can't possibly be intonated correctly
  17. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Needs a pickup........
  18. Sav'nBass


    Jan 18, 2009
    Virginia Beach
    I'd get something like this with a B3 and headphones or this before I would bother with that silly thing. It would cost substantially more.. but I just can't see doing much shredding on that thing. The Hofner is actually 24 frets.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
  19. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 vaxx!

    Oct 31, 2006
    Western Hemisphere
    That is the silliest thing I have ever seen. And totally pointless. PLEASE EVERYONE DO NOT BUY THIS
  20. AciDBatH666


    Feb 13, 2008
    Lafayette, LA

    You're completely missing the point. It doesn't even have to be in tune to practice. I'd just do scales and modes up and down that thing.