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JT.. eat your hart out

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AllodoX, Mar 31, 2002.


  1. hahahah JT and his mere 8 strings :D

    check this geezer out.. he's From Holland.. with his 18 string bass !

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  2. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Wasn't that in a thread recently?
     
  3. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    :eek:
     
  4. oddentity

    oddentity

    Nov 20, 2000
    Philly
    Two words:

    Neck dive. :eek: :D
     
  5. BillyBishop

    BillyBishop

    Feb 7, 2001
    Canada
    I bet tuning that thing is loads of fun
     
  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    In case nobody noticed the thread title....

    Seeing as to how John fawns over his basses, I think they're probably too deer to him to eat them. :rolleyes:
     
  7. grooveguru

    grooveguru

    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    JT still has him beat. If you notice this dude from Holland's bass has 6 bass strings with a pair of octaves per string so technically he's still only playing a 6er. JT is using 7 and 8 stringers with uniquely tuned strings.:eek:
     
  8. Brooks

    Brooks

    Apr 4, 2000
    Middle East
    Add a nice Mercury outboard to that thing, and it would make a great jet ski...
     
  9. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    That 18 string bass is just a 6 string...
    Now , this is indeed different, the contest is run for "Single String" basses, meaning that there is only 1 string for each tunning/octave.
    This is an 11 String bass as far as I know, look at the pic.
    (STICKS,and similar instruments dont count)
     
  10. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Aurillac, France
    Please can someone tell me how to raise a string manufacture ?

    With just a few customers such as JT and this 18-string guy, I might become rich in millions within a few weeks only... :D

    All the best,
     
  11. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    make it stop!!!

    make it stop!!!

    [turns away, covers eyes, cries]
     
  12. Does anyone know where I can hear some sound clips of this monster, or any other bass with doubled or tripled strings?
    Also, how much more difficult is it to play a bass with doubled strings?
     
  13. i seem to remember this bass i another thead,

    if i remember correctly the person posted about his wife giving him this as a wedding present, and he hated it and wanted to know what he could do about it,

    i'm almost posative that it was that bass because i remember someone commenting on the music man style pups

    l8rz

    Tom
     
  14. In reference to the 11 string bass mentioned by Luis...

    Run away... run away!!!

    In true Python-esque fashion.
     

  15. i sincerely doubt it dude :)

    Since he built this bass himself ;)
     

  16. oh, :(

    ok then......... now i'm confused :confused:
     
  17. pedalpointer

    pedalpointer

    Mar 25, 2002
    Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick plays a 12 string bass. I believe he recorded Dream Police with it, so that would be a good example.

    Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam used a 12 string to record Jeremy.

    I play an 8 string, and I'm hoping to get a 12ver soon, possibly this summer. It's not that much harder to play. The paired strings are close enough together that you can fret notes (chords actually) without too much more trouble. It just takes a little more strength and accuracy to do it. Some 8 and 12 string basses have the pairs/triples far enough apart that you can play fingerstyle, though most people play with a pick. Playing on an 8 or 12 string for a while and then picking up a 4 string makes the 4 string feel like a toy. Everything becomes easier to finger.
     
  18. I wonder how that 11-string is tuned, I'd imagine it to be almost like a 1-neck version of a doublenecked guitar and 5-string base, BEADGEADGBE or something. That'd make the most sense to me.
     
  19. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    heres my guess.... all in fourths of course

    F#-B-E-A-D-G-C-F-Bb-Eb-Ab

    or maybe even

    C#-F#-B-E-A-D-G-C-F-Bb-Eb

    i dunno man that thing has a huge range.... that makes my 7 look like chicken poo

    :eek:
     
  20. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Count em. That 11 string is a 9 string.