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Doublenecks

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by john turner, Apr 8, 2009.


  1. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i has them. :smug:

    jtdblneck1.

    lojtric1.

    :smug:

    discuss.
     
  2. ..but why?:meh:

    /token skepticism complete.
     
  3. very cool, how much does the ric weigh?
     
  4. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    The 4080 is spectacular, the one on top looks even more expensive. Nice stuff there. I assume you have a stronger back than I do.
     
  5. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    it's not too bad, considering. i'd say in the 16-17 pound range. the conklin 7x7 is 24 pounds.

    the cool thing about doublewides is that they just generally sit higher, so the chest takes more of the weight than normally, helping support the instrument.
     
  6. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    :atoz: :hyper:

    glad we got that out of the way :).
     
  7. I had one.

    holbig.
     
  8. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    JT, is the Fretless a shorter scale or something?
     
  9. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    I would LOVE to own the Conklin. Just thinking about standing in front of a redneck crowd at some of the tiny dumpy bars I gig at and playing me some ZZ Top on that thing is too funny!:bassist::D 14 strings, and 8th notes only on the E string. Classic!:hyper:

    I love both of them, but practically, I don't have the same requirements in a bass that John does!
     
  10. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    nope, both 34". the fretless bridge is moved back further than the freetted. looks better worn that way, i think, than with both of them even.
     
  11. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    heh, except for the zz top part, i 've been there. it is sorta funny. :D
     
  12. ehque

    ehque

    Jan 8, 2006
    Singapore
    I find my 10+ pound sixer too heavy already, so unless they learn how to form basses out of helium i doubt i will be playing one of these any time soon.

    I probably can't wrap my mind around playing 2 necks i guess.
     
  13. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Gee, a pic of a doubleneck with a bass and guitar on the bottom, and a pic of a doubleneck with two guitars on the top. How quaint. ;)
     
  14. i have never understood the whole interest of a double neck but with a bass and guitar neck. would be fun to play with, but i dont find it practical...
     
  15. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    actually, the bass/guitar combo was the most popular for a long time. geddy lee of rush and mike rutherford of genesis both used to play guitar/bass doublenecks live. if a band only has one guitarist, and they over dub guitar parts, this is a way to do it live. rush did quite a few of their older songs that way - geddy lee would play simplified bass parts with his feet via taurus pedals, and then he'd play the rhythm guitar parts that were missing on his 6 or 12 string guitar neck (he had 2 doublenecks, one with bass/12 and one with bass/6).
     
  16. bobba66

    bobba66

    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    The Ric makes me weep with joy. The other one is not really my thing. Maybe with a different finish.
     
  17. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Extensive physical modifications are necessary to truly tap this instrument's full potential..

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    :D
     
  18. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    that pic is win every time that i see it.
     
  19. VisualShock

    VisualShock

    Feb 19, 2008
    North Wales
    so, is it a doubleneckenbacker?



    ...man, i'm funny :p
     
  20. Alienation

    Alienation

    Jul 29, 2008
    Midsouth
    Both are works of art the Conklin being just a tad more "artsy".

    I can see a use for both. I'm not an extended range player but give me a looping pedal and I'd put the Conklin to work.

    It's too bad the Ric's aren't made anymore. Very nice instruments indeed.
     

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