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Does anyone bow the neck instead of detuning?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Logic_11, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Logic_11


    Nov 22, 2015
    Atlantic Ocean
    Just wondering..
  2. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    So instead of tuning down, you spin your truss rod?
  3. Are you pre leaking info for Hipshot? I'm pretty sure they have a one lever prototype that does exactly that.
  4. I think i'd be worried that it wouldn't come back up to tune. To many things to catch on.
  5. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    If you can bend down to D by pushing against the neck then your neck sucks.
  6. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    Anyone do the whammy bar and duck tape method?

    No? Just me then?
  7. blizward


    Feb 21, 2013
    Rennes - France
    How is that supposed to work?
  8. placedesjardins


    May 7, 2012
    Is this a joke?
  9. dude... don't do it... it's not worth it
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  10. Garret Graves

    Garret Graves website- ggravesmusic.com Gold Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    Arcadia, Ca
    I use firecrackers. Just pop one between the string you want detuned and fretboard - light it, hold the cracker out away from your face, POP! bring it back, and play. Perfect everytime!
  11. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    That's a great idea. Better than what I've been doing.
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  12. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    You mean like Jaco use to do (to get a whammy bar type effect)?
  13. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Life: It's sexually transmitted and always fatal Supporting Member

    Wow too much effort to TURN THE TUNING KEY.
    Instead I will bend the neck, ruin the action and intonation.
    Here is the earliest prototype, and the response from the player to its inadequate response
  14. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    I just use small pliers and snip a wrap off the string (precisely ) while playing
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  15. justin fleenor

    justin fleenor

    Oct 14, 2014
    Its like the other dude wanted to save it while it still had a neck I did ;-)
  16. anavar


    Oct 10, 2013
    my bass tone can beat up your dad's bass tone.
    i just 'imagine' a new tuning and project my thoughts into the bass and it works wonders.
  17. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    This has to be a joke....
  18. I do on guitar, but not on bass.
  19. SteveCS


    Nov 19, 2014
    Hampshire, UK
    After seeing that, I can't imagine why Music Man thought a 6-bolt neck joint was necessary. Incredible how the lower bout comes away yet the neck joint seems to stay intact. I remember seeing a similar (somewhat more theatrical) scene courtesy of The Meat Puppets at the Marquee in London in the '80's - the precision really can take a pounding.
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  20. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    Nah, that was a "Timex" bass. It takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.

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