check out this 14-er!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stu hamm rules!, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. i know this is half guitar so it's half illegal, but this is the wierdest guitar i have ever seen, it's called the basstar.
  2. 100 % compensating for something... i'm 100 % sure :D
  3. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    is that even his instrument? look like one of those photo things at the mall where they put in a nifty background getup and throw some props on the foreground... maybe this guy chose 'the big stringed thing'

  4. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    That poor guy had to sell his eyebrows to pay for that thing! :eek:
  5. BassFelt


    Mar 26, 2002
    He better be at least as good as Charlie Hunter showing up with that thing. Who knows...
  6. That thing looks pornographic !
  7. yeah but the guy looks kind of...well.. " queer " ... :eek:
  8. Skavenger


    May 26, 2002
    Thanks! I noticed something wrong with the dude but I could'nt figure out what it was :)
  9. hope jt doesnt see this he mite end up buying a 14 string bass half freted half fretless.
  10. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    That's just sick!

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like the lowest 2 strings have longer scales...anybody know?
  11. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    To me, it looks like the lowest one has a longer scale, then the next two have longer ones and the next ones are all standard? Who knows...I just don't like that way he's lookin' at the camera....;)
  12. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, probably compensating for the lack of desired range on all the other instruments he's played.

    and hey, warwickben, i've had one of those for around 6 years now, remember? ;)
  13. i know u have a fretless 7 fretted 7 double neck.i ment half fretless half freted fingerboard with 14 strings.hope i dont give u any ideas. this guy is just making up for lack of some thing.

  14. I think JT has already established the correct answer to that criticism. :D
  15. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    That is one smug looking man.
  16. fadlan bassman

    fadlan bassman

    Oct 23, 2001
    would you play this like a chapman stick?? looks a little Impractical.
  17. BigBohn


    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    Might as well get a harp.

    And no, suspension bridges dont count. :p
  18. fadlan bassman

    fadlan bassman

    Oct 23, 2001
    Harp? I prefer Newcastle.
  19. punkfunkfreak


    Dec 16, 2001

    what will they think of next.