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ISO 9-stringers

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Stewmc5222, Nov 26, 2001.


  1. hey, how many 9-stringers can you guys name? aside from Bill Dickens and Gregory Bruce Campbell, the only cat I can think of is the player in Nuclear Rabbit, but I've never heard him. who else out there is slingin' this heavy a cannon and is their music available to the buying public?


    Stew
     
  2. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    jonas hellbourg did some stuff on a 10 string about 10 years ago or so.
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Melvin Davis. Plays a Ken Smith.
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Not to appear as a smart alec, but it might be helpful for online searches that it's Jonas Hellborg, not Hellbourg.

    Sorry, JT ;) :p
     
  5. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hey, no problem. also, melvin davis only plays a 7,iirc.
     
  6. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Bill Dickens plays a 9-stringer.
     
  7. BassPlayer101

    BassPlayer101

    Jul 27, 2001
    Omaha,NE
    I have never seen a 9 string Bass anyone got a picture?
     
  8. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    ask and ye shall receive...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Is that a capo on that bass?

    JT, do you know is that tuned F#-B-E-A-D-G-C-F-A#, or something crazy like that?
     
  10. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yes, that's the tuning. also, that thing at the 3rd fret is a hairband - he uses it to mute strings when he's slapping.
     
  11. that hairband must be huge to fit over that monster's headstock.
     
  12. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Doesnt the guy from Alien Ant Farm use a huge bass with an extra few strings?
     
  13. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Any large hairband should be able to fit over that...I can get any of my medium size hairbands over my 5 string necks really easily.

    Kirby, no, he uses a 6 string.
     
  14. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    OK...just in the film clip its a bit hard to see all the knobs and strings...Thanks!