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I just got the weirdest shipment in (not spam!)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stinsok, Dec 14, 2004.


  1. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I had ordered some copies of a famous headless bass. Some fretted and some fretless. Today they came in, but they have the rear tuners/bridge in addition to a traditional headstock with Gotoh style tuners. I don't know what the heck I am going to do with them! They tune up, but all my gear is at our practice space and I have not been able to test them out. I will post some pics of these oddballs later.
     
  2. Hmmm.

    So they've got tuners at *both* ends?
     
  3. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Sadly, yes.
     
  4. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    "WHAT THE HELL IS THAT THING"?
     
  5. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I took these with my Palm Pilot. It is hard to get a shot of the whole thing. I swear these are from the same bass.
     
  6. One word: Silly.
     
  7. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    Do you find that when you turn the tuners at the bridge you can turn them a lot and the pitch only varies a little? If so then they are probably "fine" tuners with a different turn ratio then the ones at the headstock. Its not all that odd. Lots of string instruments have them.
     
  8. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Nope. Not in this case. The novelty of having a headless bass goes away when you add a head to the thing.
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    :eek:

    Whiskey
    Tango
    Foxtrot


    ...over...
     
  10. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Maybe they could be converted to headless, but there could be a problem with the truss rod.
     
  11. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    Oh duh I missed the point. You bought a copy of a headless bass and it came with a head. :p Um... send it back.

    What would you want a headless bass for anyway?!? ;)
     
  12. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    'cuz it's headless (or supposed to be.)
     
  13. That must make string changing either effortless, or very difficult.
     
  14. tomd03

    tomd03

    Oct 8, 2004
    Alberta Canada
    I'd think very difficult as you'd have to take the ball off and make sure you do up the string right...
     
  15. simple solution

    how many of these weirdos are we talkin' about here?

    I have some ideas. here's the formulas:

    If you purchased "n" basses", buy n/2 conventional bridges, n/2 headless necks, and n/2 bodies and electronics.

    Now build yourself "n" headless basses and "n" conventional basses.

    But before you do anything write your supplier and ask him what halucinogenic drugs he's been taking in copious quantities over the last few weeks.
     
  16. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Change all of those n/2 amounts to n and then you will be correct.
     

  17. oops...yes...sorry :oops: It's 7:30 AM here and my out of coffee
     
  18. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    +1 for that.

    Guiatrs can be found with fine tuners at the bridge but i find it wrather pointless for a bass seeing as its easier to tune it with the bottom knobs then get it close with the pegs and then fine tune it
     
  19. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Well, I took a fretless and a fretted to practice. I was suprised to find that they were playable and sounded decent. As far as returning them, it ain't worth it. I will sell them "as is" and recover the money for them.