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Chappelles show acoustic bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Jul 13, 2004.


  1. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I saw Wyclef on Chappelles show playing an acoustic song, and the bassist had a nice 5 string with a large sound hole.. Anyone know what it is?
     
  2. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    No, I but I know what you're talking about.
     
  3. Note from Moderator: Cut this crap out or you will be banned permanently!!!:mad:
     
  4. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    This is a thread about bass, let's keep it to the subject.
     
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Good call!

    Was the soundhole in the normal place, like an acoustic guitar, or was it above the fingerboard, on the bass side?
     
  6. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    I think i remember it being a Gretsch because it had that weird heart looking cut-out. Not sure though, but I remember the bass being ugly so it's a good guess. I have a feeling though, somebody is gonna be like, no way dude Gretsch doesn't even make an acoustic bass, ahh whatever i'm not doing research.
     
  7. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    It was in the normal place buy oddly shaped. Almost a trapezoid with rounded off edges.
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

  9. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    No. It was bigger, more symetrical, and it was signel cut, and a 3+2 headstock.
     
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Found this Gretsch, but it's a guitar, and the headstock is wrong. And the soundhole is not quite a perfect match.

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  11. it was a gretsch G6175 Acoustic/Electric bass.

    can't find a good picture of it, but it looks just like the above "rancher" guitar, but its a bass.
     
  12. ESP Eden

    ESP Eden

    Feb 9, 2004
    washington mo
    Yeah, it was a gretsch. You can see the headstock on the show.
     
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Cool! Here us a pic.

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  14. That's a cool looking bass...any body know a price for a 5'er???
     
  15. hyperlitem

    hyperlitem Guest

    Jul 25, 2001
    Indianapolis, IN
    not to change the subject a whole lot but ive never played one of those warwick alien acoustics. Anyone have? They have a very wierd soundhole and their huge. it seems like these would make a deceant acoustic bass.