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Can we all agree this is too many?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Beav, May 14, 2006.

  1. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Surley we can all agree this is too many strings :D


    I h8 ADD :(
  2. ukbassboy


    Mar 19, 2006
    Is that a bass or a harp:eyebrow:
  3. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    OHHHHH NOOOOOO........

    (sits back and waits for hysterical enraged partisan comment from both sides of the debate)
  4. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    Nice photoshopping.
  5. JansenW


    Nov 14, 2005
    Cambridge, MA
    If we had necks that wide. Why would we ever need opposable thumbs? :D
  6. Yeah....

    Are there any real pics or is it just an artist impression at the moment??
  7. I don't know if it is possible to build such an instrument.
    I mean, the you know, forces that are attached to each string - wouldn't it brake the neck?

    Besides - Steve21 - it's not so good photoshop work :p.
  8. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    I personally think each string should be doubled, for when your guitarist takes a solo.

  9. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    photoshopped, sure!! but beav2k2's nothin' but a visionary, mang.
    the way things are going, we'll have 24-string basses in a few years.

    either that, or we'll all see the light that's always been there and be happy with the mighty four.

    mmmmmmmmmhh, mighty four.
  10. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    With a graphite neck, it would definitely be possible. Jean Baduin probably has one on order already.
  11. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Bill Dickens and Garry Goodman will be drooling over that one. I think I'm happy to stop with Bill at 9 (for the most part).
  12. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Thanks, that was about a 30 minute deal. Just as a joke kinda thing. Like I said my ADD is horrible tonight :D

    It's a joke. :D I wanted to make the whole thing Wenge to further the joke, but I didn't have a peice on file large enough, lol.


    Many thanks my friend! :)
  13. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Warrior (and probably some others) have already built 15 string basses:


    {yea, I know, trippled 5 string but the question was "too many strings", so in the scope of the question, this bass has the same number of strings as the exmple given...}

    That could be a direct quote from about 30 years ago about the 6 string bass, and about 20 years ago about the 7 string bass.
  14. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Well, I guess I'll just have to octave one of my strings so it has 16 :spit:

  15. How about an 88 string? You know, to keep up with piano players.
  16. Well, you can make 30 string and also tripled. Head would be fun then.

    forgot to add: the best with three octaves!
  17. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    The problem I would have with that bass would be the weight!!! Imagine just how much a set of strings weighs!
  18. It looks like a John Turner Special to me.
  19. didn't Allen Woody have a custom 18 string Modulus - 6-string with 2 octave strings per main string... Like a 12 string only based on the six rather than a four. If I remember right it was in the pics in his Bass Player story (issue #?), and he said it was a pain to keep in tune
  20. Akito


    Dec 1, 2003
    No..no... see what you do is put it in open tuning and design a giant slide... ehhh maybe a wine bottle or piece of copper pipe??? BTW the most humorous thing about this thread is the lack of humor in some of the responses.

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