Fender 2 String Bass Info???

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Zero Cool, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. Zero Cool

    Zero Cool

    Mar 20, 2005
    In the late 80's i saw a video for a band called D.A.D. for a song called, "Sleeping My Day Away" the MTV VJ gave a bit of info on the bass player that was playing an ultra rare 2 string Fender bass.

    Anyone have any info on this??? i have never seen one at any of the dozen or so guitar shows i have been to.

    I dont remember much, other then it had HUGE tuning keys.
  2. simongpaez

    simongpaez Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2005
    The Woodlands , Texas
    Don't know bout that, but I saw Tony Levin with a 3 string bass, claiming that 3 was more than enough,
  3. But yet he is known for his 5 String Stingray and 10 and 12 string Chapman Sticks and Warr guitars...
  4. Not a fender, but here is the bassist in question
  5. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Don't mean to be uh, mean, but someones going to ask this sooner or later:

    You sure it wasn't Mark Hoppus?

    Anyways, I don't see the point of a 2 string bass...I mean, that'd be like a violin neck, and well your hand would go aorund the fretboard...
  6. Man! What a dork. It says 'Disneyland after dark' on his fretboard...
    Stupid 2-string anti-ERB so-called 'bass'...

    ..and yet, I can't seem to stop thinking of him/his bass...

    ... :confused: ...
    ... :meh: ...
    I think I may be in love...

    ... :rollno: ...
  7. Ugh. A bit of vomit crept up my throat and is now stuck there :scowl:
  8. zink182


    Mar 23, 2005
    Do you think it has something to do with the name of the band

    Disneyland after dark or DAD
  9. i dunno, i guess it makes sense...if you only use E and A, why not get rid of the D and G? I guess that it was happening before...i remember hearing about a bass player who kept his bass tuned EAEA (yes, the same two strings again) in case he broke one of the others...if he broke it twice...well, i guess that never happened
  10. You're in love too?


    Edit: Meant to quote Marcusalan here...
    D.A.D: Yeah- got it. I know I hide it well, but I'm often a bit 'behind the beat'. That's musician talk for slow-minded...
  11. Xanaptabil


    Jul 18, 2005
    Tempe, AZ
    I think that was the bassist from the Misfits.

    I'd much rather play that two string bass than anything with more than six strings. I have a feeling my playing would be much more focused. I bet it's fun to walk on one.
  12. That guys hairy nipple is bugging me.

  13. FenderHotRod


    Sep 1, 2004
    :confused: what in the world did I click into? :confused:

    *runs away very fast and dosn't look back*
  14. Zero Cool

    Zero Cool

    Mar 20, 2005
    Well thats it!!!!! Yeah i remember the Disney land after dark on the neck. thats exactly it.
  15. steve21

    steve21 Inactive

    What does ERB stand for?
  16. Extended Range Bass- 6 or 7+strings, depending on who you ask.

    Edit: Or in the case of most of MY posts, Extremely Ridiculous/Redundant/******** Babbling...
  17. steve21

    steve21 Inactive

    Ah... thanks.
  18. CWK


    Jun 9, 2005
    South Centeral Pa.
    Didn't the bassist from Morphine play a two stringer?
    Also, I recall Billy Sheehan making a comment about tuning
    DADA. :meh:

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