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Galveston doubleneck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by basscase42, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. basscase42


    Jul 12, 2012
    Recently I received a Galveston doubleneck bass, with a 5 string fretted neck on top and a 4 string fretless on the bottom neck. It was bought used for $200 in guitar center, and is in really good condition. Just wondering, does anyone else have one? if so how much did you get yours for? I can't find them anywhere for sale online, or anywhere else on the internet!
  2. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Fender, EBMM, Rickenbacker, BSX. I'm Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    Galveston is found at certain very small music retailers sometimes. I owned a Galveston before.

    I hope it works out for you! It didn't for me... :(
  3. They sell Galveston on E-Bay. I see the double necks on occasion in two different styles. Lately they have been push Dan Armstrong-like acrylic 4 and 5 stringers. They also sell them at Detroit Music on Gratiot, Crazy inexpensive. Write a review when you have had it a while I would be interested but only if it is more than a wall hanger.
  4. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I have seen some Galvestons with the same bat wing inlays as Carlo Robelli stuff.
  5. I have had a Galveston 12-String Bass since 2005. Bought it new from an EBay Store, $375 without case. Never had any complaints about it.
  6. basscase42


    Jul 12, 2012
    I've had since a few weeks before Christmas, I love it to death. The fretted neck sounds a lot like Geddy Lee's recent jazz bass sound, and the fretless, well, sounds like a fretless. No problems so far, other than there's one pickup that doesn't work but that doesn't take away from the bass.
  7. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Ones Ive heard on utube sounded pretty good.
  8. I owned one of those basses about four years ago. It cost me AU$420 which included a hardcase, lead, extra strings and freight. The bass was a 'dog' to play and cost me an extra $235 to get the necks set up correctly. After that it was a half decent bass to play. But too heavy. Sold it and replaced it with a twin neck headless bass. Much lighter and the set up was spot on.