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IT'S ALIVE! IT'S ALIVE! FRANKENBASS LIVES!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassline_Delux, May 1, 2005.


  1. Well, I decided to take my two crappy basses (Squier 5er and Stagg P/J) and **** them up :)

    1. I took them apart.
    2. I put the FOUR STRING NECK, on the FIVE STRIG BODY.
    3. I then proceeded to string it BEAD
    4. Dear god its alive, and it works.

    Attached pics show some frightening images.

    SOUND CLIP AT:
    http://www.geocities.com/nicholasbccs/

    *Note: Only FRANKENBASS is a clip with this bass.
     
  2. BassikLee

    BassikLee Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
    there is NO WAY that thing will play in tune with itself. The body is a P, which is set up for a 19/20 fret neck, and you have a 24 fret neck on it. At least from where I sit...


    Lee
     
  3. PunkerTrav

    PunkerTrav

    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    Have you ever read Frankenstein?
    If so, you'll know exactly what happens next.

    Bet you had fun doing it, though. :p
     
  4. Well, it kinda does...

    And yes, I had a damn good time!
     
  5. i just threw up in my mouth a little
     
  6. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS

    Number of frets do not determine scale. A Zon Hyperbass has 36 fret positions and it only 34" scale. Pagelli makes a 3 and half octave fretless I believe.

    As long as the distance from the saddle of the bridge to the 12th fret doubled is 34" than the bass should be able to be intonated.


    Any reason for the spagetti at the headstock?
     
  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    +1

    *shrug* At least it looks like a frankenstein bass.
     
  8. lol frankeinbass! that this is hideous is the best ways!
     
  9. Does that G string even stay on?!

    :confused:
     
  10. big evil robot

    big evil robot

    Feb 27, 2005
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Innovations Music - Retailer
    that excess neck pocket is gonna kill the amount of sustain you'll get from ringing notes.
     
  11. True, but the distance to 12th fret is the major decider. 24 fret basses tend to have a smaller body or fretboard overhang. To put a 24 fret neck on a P would mean overhang. I can't tell from the pictures, but the intonation should be off... clip sounds good though.
     
  12. BassikLee

    BassikLee Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
    I think Jenderfazz said most of it, but here is what I meant: If we assume the 24fret neck, as well as the stock neck are both 34" scale, then we are left with about 3-4 frets' worth of excess lenth on that body. Notes will be REALLY flat, I suspect.


    Lee
     
  13. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I can't decide if I like it or not. The sound clips aren't TOO bad, but you probably go very far outide te fifth fret. Were you bending a lot or was that the neck wavering? It sounded fairly good, but I don't think it would bear any use in a group or recording situation.
     
  14. snake

    snake

    Jul 21, 2004
    Aurora. CO
    AAArrghh! It's guts are hanging out!
     
  15. snake

    snake

    Jul 21, 2004
    Aurora. CO
    Did you try putting the five string neck on the four string body too?
     
  16. Don't be silly that wouldnt fit
     
  17. Yes, it wouldn't fit. I was bending alot in the clips. I'll record it better later, it actually sound ok through my amp. Later I'm gonna make the bride of franken bass, no details as of yet.