my new BEE basses three string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gregory Bruce Campbell, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
  2. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    here ya go:


    Very nice work from Fred as usual!!!

  3. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    E, A, D ?? V nice bass
  4. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
    I plan on putting hips hots ala ZON hypebass, on it a little down the road...

    It will start out being tuned B, E, A...

    i will try

    E, A, D

    and i have a recording planned to use

    E, D, G

    I can't wait to see it next to my 9 string...

    My current BEE 9 has a 35.5" scale on the bass side (multiscale)

    and the BEE3 has a 33" scale length
  5. Wolfehollow


    Jan 21, 2003
    Pensacola, FL
    It delights me and scares me at the same time! :)
  6. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Beautiful bass, man, but I need to know something. Why 3 strings? I'm just wondering what the advantage is over 4 or more strings.
  7. firstbassnm


    Dec 21, 2003
    what? How come it's not fanned fret? :)
    otherwise, killer bass....coolest thing I've seen since the acacia gruv3
    Fred, you too, Greg
  8. fiebru1119


    Mar 2, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    sorry for the noob question but what was the tuning for the 9 string? is it standard tuning with 4ths?
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Is there a certain application that you had this built for, Gregory?? Some music style, or playing technique that you feel can't be done as effectively on the 9 string? Did you simply want something "different"?
  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Yo Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans :D ,

    I'm curious about this one too. Why 3 strings?

  11. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    Are you the same "Greg" that has Jesse's Zebrawood EUB ?
  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Oh, man, That is the bee's knees (pardon the horrible pun and outmoded slang).

    I was seriously thinking about a 3 string a while ago (also BEA), and that just makes it seem like a better idea! I really dig it, especially the top figure. Understated, but still interesting.

    How wide is it at the nut?
  13. Greg Bruce Campbell only needed three strings?
  14. jazzcatb17


    Dec 27, 2002
    Louisville, Ky
    very awesome, not quite sure why, but hey I think it kicks.
  15. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Think Fred would make me a deal on a one-string bass using the G that's left over from yours? :D
  16. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    No strap lugs? Is this for seated playing only?

    And, also interested in what playing style you intend to execute on it!
  17. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I'll admit, the woods are nice, but that thing is not attractive. I've seen a few other Bee basses, and felt the same way. I hate to say it, but it looks like a Wish bass. Sorry. :(
  18. Very cool, Greg! Looks like the 9's little brother. :p
  19. I don't know why, but I can't help but think of the Elephant man when I see it... I can't explain it :bassist: .
  20. Aram


    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    That's my favorite BEE so far -- I'll bet it's a blast to play! Plus, Bottesini only needed three strings (sorry, classical geek joke)...

    What's the list price on a 3-banger? I only see 4 and up on the site...