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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Avezzano, Feb 27, 2008.
What the hell, strange, but strangly cool!
this is BASSed off an old upright bass type design that has bass strings on the front, as well as open strings on the back of the neck.
sadly, after finding this instrument, i have lost the website of it and can no longer provide the name as i forgot it.
if anybody knows, please tell me! i asked the double bass forum, but my thread just traveled down the page, unanswered.
well, with all the due respect, actually this guy proposes something that is radically different: those are definitely not two open strings (only one single note would be available from each string) but a fully manageable fretbord, for an added extra note or two to the ones you are plucking on the standard front board... you'll admit that it's not something one comes up with everyday...
Wow that is fantastic, what a unique idea. And yes those appear to be frets on the back of the neck.
That is Hella Cool, but I think I'll pass.
I have enough of a hard time playing the ones on the front..
But awesome idea, and good to see people think outside of the box..
Plus the demos are pretty cool..
I'm genuinely impressed!
Anyone know how the back side strings are tuned?
Seems very cool but I wonder how much use they would get.
I would imagine this would be incredibly useful for someone who regularly has to fill both bass lines and melody lines at once.
I can dig it.
Seems like a cool idea that maybe 3% of bassists would ever actually use.
you took the words tight out of my mouth.
That is really thinking outside the box. The video clips are pretty impressive, and the bass even sounds good. I dig it.
I suppose you can tune as you want; but I would tune E and A, so when you fret or solo on the upper to strings you will add the correspondent note on one of the two back strings. I suspect it is surprisingly easy to come out with something good right away...
only seems good for 2 things imo, (1) walking basslines (2) solo compositions. Still mad cool though^^
This will certainly mess with people watching your fingers who don't know about the back strings
Personally I wouldn't invest in the company.
...and THAT is the best part: They'll think you're the next Vic Wooten or something...
I'd love to see Stu Hamm play that thing! 2+ hand tapping?
This had to designed by and for accordian/concertina/kalimba players to give thier thumbs something to do.