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Headless 7+ String Basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by therealting, Aug 25, 2004.


  1. Are there any in existence? I imagine the hardware would have to be custom made?

    Johann
     
  2. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    JP basses in France. He makes great looking basses and I know that he's done a 7 string headless.
     
  3. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    He's making a 9 string headless now!!
     
  4. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer LowEndBassShop.com, Builder LowEndBasses.com
    Daniel Fernandez Builds Headless instruments as well!
     
  5. I think that I've seen a David King headless 7.

    -Geoff
     
  6. Gareth Cooper - GMC basses made a headless hollowbody 7 string.
     
  7. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    JP, David King and BassLab's Heiko Höpfinger come to mind.

    JP is experimenting to find his upper limit (it seems!), Dave has made a few 7's at least, and Heiko has made at least one 9'er ("but why would anyone need so many strings?" :D )
     
  8. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    I'm here!!

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    I'll be working on a 9 real soon in fact :D

    Peace,
    JP
     
  9. christoph h.

    christoph h.

    Mar 26, 2001
    Germany
    that bass looks so damn cool.
     
  10. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    I saw an headless 6er on his site. Did he ever built with more strings?


    Peace,
    JP
     
  11. My impression is that the hard part about headless basses (above 6 string say) is working out how to anchor the strings at the "head" end. With individual tuner/bridge components (as JP has) the bottom end is taken care of, but the headstock end is still a difficulty. I see JP uses some kind of anchoring system. Care to elaborate JP?

    BTW - nice work ;)
     
  12. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Oh My Damn!! (slumps into corner crying) Those are frikkin' beautiful, man!! :crying:

    ;)
     
  13. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    10 string headless Schack:
     
  14. yahuui

    yahuui

    Aug 13, 2004
    Germany
    how are you going to play this instrument?
     
  15. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    :rollno: :meh:
     
  16. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    With the aid of a very complex device that I still cant quite control, I call it "my hands" :D
     
  17. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Jp, again, your work is beautiful. You make it very difficult to make up my mind as to who will build my next bass........
     
  18. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    lol I'm gonna make you at ease with this.

    Next batch is full and the following one will only start in April or May 2005 with a 3 to 6 months build time. :ninja:

    Peace,
    JP
     
  19. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    I use some string clamps coming from a german guitar builder. Heiko from basslab uses them to. they're pretty basic but work well.

    Peace,
    JP
     
  20. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Well, I'm glad to see your business doing so well. Actually, I went to your site and a lot of the questions I had were in the "what we won't do" section. That takes care of that.