Dean Markley 2 String Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ejaggers, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    I swear I'm not trying to be funny or sarcastic, but what is the point of this bass?
  2. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    To play music.
    Not my thing either but I bet it would work for someone.
  3. ZedLepp


    May 12, 2013
    Didn't the band The Presidents of the US play with 2 string instruments?
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  4. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    That generic answer applies to all instruments.
    What style of music is what I'm asking?....057912

    Thanks, I'll see if I can pull them up on youtube.....057912
  5. Low Crow

    Low Crow

    Aug 6, 2018
    The late Mark Sandman of Morphine did great things on a two string bass.
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  6. ejaggers

    ejaggers Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2009
    Fort Worth, tx
    I've pulled some up on youtube, but seems to me they are extremely limited,
    although one guy was playing the hell out of it.

    I still don't understand why someone would spend money on one
    unless it's just to be different....057912
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2020
  7. Matt Ides

    Matt Ides Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Actually I'll throw out my answer. I picked up a 2 string bass locally earlier this year. It worked great for a project I used it on which included using a slide, bowing the strings, and needed lower register but wanting to play power chords. While they def seem to be an oddity it fit the bill for me.
  8. RickenCliff


    Aug 6, 2012
    St. Louis
    You'd be surprised what you can do with only two strings!

    I recently used a 2 string cigar box bass on the last track of my band's EP. Guitar player used a 3 string CBG as well.


    Here's the link to the song if you wanted to check it out!

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  9. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Check out Atlansia
  10. tim gueguen

    tim gueguen

    Sep 19, 2016
    Yeah, Atlansia have probably made the world's most expensive and high tech two string basses.
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