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Is this a cool bass or what?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 74rickbass, Sep 1, 2002.


  1. I did this in microsoft paint!
    I think it's cool, although making it a double neck went a little overboard.:rolleyes:
     
  2. mrsfnkta

    mrsfnkta

    Dec 7, 2001
    OK, I give. What are the differences between the necks? They both look fretted to me and even seem to have the same type of strings on each neck...

    Jim
     
  3. Hi jim.. both necks are the same.. Its owner is an man from London who has no interest in fretless but wanted to play two basses simoultaneusly.. He hapens to have two pairs of arms...yup like Goro and Kintaro (remember those MK characters?) He plays drums also but is neither very skilled at bass or drums.. but he's famous for obvious reasons.. u know..


    damn..I think i should better get some sleep..:(
     
  4. That is cool...Someday I wish to get more arms and play crazy walking basslines.

    jtbp
     
  5. mrsfnkta

    mrsfnkta

    Dec 7, 2001
    I don't know, seems kinda silly to me. If I had 2 pairs of arms, I'd be able to play 2 of my basses at once! My FBB in one pair and my Pedulla in the other. Excuse me, I need to, um, use the bathroom. Yeah. Back in a minute.

    Jim
     
  6. Hi JIm..

    You've got some nice pieces of wood right there.. :)
     
  7. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    YEAH!

    Both necks identical.

    Why that's just......nutty.

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  8. mrsfnkta

    mrsfnkta

    Dec 7, 2001
    Now the Rob Allen has different neck woods. Speaking of which, how would YOU describe the difference between them? I notice the fretboards are ebony and cocobolo - what's it like A/B'd? BTW, nice bass.

    Jim
     
  9. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    thanx! :D:D

    The lower neck (w/tapes) is pretty close to an URB.

    The upper neck (w/acousticores) is more "modern" (for lack of
    a better term). It can be bright, twangy, thumpy, mwah-y, etc.
    I usually run it with a bunch more `compression` than the lower.
    That is, `pre gain` close to ten and Master around 3 or 4 on its
    tube amp :).
     
  10. mrsfnkta

    mrsfnkta

    Dec 7, 2001
    Ah, yes, makes much more sense now!

    Seriously, though, the doubleneck Gibson is starting to grow on me. I won't ever own one, but it is not in the "what" category; definitely in the "cool bass" column.

    Jim
     
  11. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    "Is this a cool bass or what?'

    Answer = "What"

    I like the EB/SG body shape and the cherry on mahogany Gibson stain.

    But if you ever played an EB or owned one as I have, you know these things never could compete with Fenders for very good reasons...... whoomp, whoomp, whoomp, blomp, blomp, blomp tone-of-mud, their crappy hardware, floppy feel, and munchkin-scale length.
     
  12. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    sorta cool picture, but i'm not much for the 18 fret neck. of course, i'm always partial to doublenecks. :D
     
  13. isn't it 19-fret neck or are my eyes all screwed up ?
     
  14. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, but that last fret looks pretty much unreachable to me.
     
  15. Double the reason the BadAss bridge was invented.