Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tplyons, Jun 25, 2003.

What good is a doubleneck?

Poll closed Aug 24, 2003.
  1. Completely useless and a waste...

    9 vote(s)
  2. Useful only for looking cool...

    11 vote(s)
  3. Can find yourself using both necks...

    17 vote(s)
  4. Excellent for starting lame polls that only hold the potential to offend doubleneck users

    12 vote(s)
  5. I have a carrot in my ear and I can't get it out.

    9 vote(s)
  1. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    What do you all think of doublenecks? Personally as a guitarist and a bassist I want to get a 6/4 doubleneck, but it's common for the bass to be on top, but I tend to sling my four string things lower than I do guitars so I'll have to have one custom made or build it myself.

    Or maybe a dual four string for E/Eb, or a fretted/fretless, hardtail/tremolo, 4/6, standard/piccolo, what do you guys think would be a good combination?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    P.S. I could go for one of these...

    or Billy Sheehan had the right idea with one neck tuned BEAD and the other EADG:

    P.P.S. This was my 100th post :)
  3. I'm GASing for a guitar/bass doubleneck. Since I'm the only bass player and only lead guitar player in my little circle of friends, it would help when we're jamming and it's solo time.
  4. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Likewise for me too, but that little issue of slinging bass lower than guitar...:(
  5. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    About the only doubleneck I could get into would be a fretted/fretless, especially a Wal like this one:

  6. Ben_P


    Oct 2, 2001
    Alberta, Canada
    What type of basses are hardtails or tremolos?
  7. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    One neck would have a tremolo such as a Kahler or a Hipshot, and the other would be a hardtail such as a stop tailpiece of a BadAss II. The only reason I could see doing this is for a Hipshot Bass Extender because dropping to D would seriously mess up the tuning on the other strings.
  8. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    arrgh! :mad:

    "Completely useless and a waste..."   [​IMG]   "Useful only for looking cool..."

    I can't decide :bawl:
  9. maybe I am crazy here.. but why would billy have the right idea needing a double neck for BEAD and EADG... on a 5 string you already have both of those and a player at his level would likely have no trouble navigating around an extra string.. am I missing a point?

  10. masaru


    Aug 8, 2001
    Okinawa, Japan
    I'd love a Ric S5/S8 doubleneck!:hyper: :bassist:
  11. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    I could go for a doubleneck..... Maybe a 12 tuned eeEaaAddDggG and an 8 tuned F#BEADGCF.......

    dun dun DUNNNN!! like this one that I plan to build sometime:

  12. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I love this Jerzy Drozd DN bass.[​IMG]
  13. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    JT's Conklin Double Neck should be making an appearance here shortly.
  14. I've seen a Gibson or Epiphone guitar + bass double neck too..
  15. Lenko


    May 3, 2003
    I was just wondering where it is...;)
  16. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I don't think that they are useless, they're just not for me.
  17. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I didn't vote because I'm not sure where I stand on that question.
    But I can see myself getting a doubleneck one of these days just for the hell of it.

    I like Billy, but I think that was just a case of trying to look cool.;)
  18. Killdar

    put the 8 on top, the 12 on bottom and dont have the single cut away on the bottom or slightly change it and it be a kill bass. have a wenge purple heart neck. a think blood wood or purple heart top and back. and some wood that would look realy sic ad the core. it be my dream bass.
  19. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yeah, I could definitely find a use for one.. Whether it's two bass necks or a bass and guitar setup..
  20. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga