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New toy - double the strings, double the fun!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blackbird, Jun 22, 2004.


  1. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    I'm going into multistrings in a big way. I recently got a hold of this little beauty:

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    It's a Santucci Treblebass. It combines a 4 string bass and a 6 string guitar on a single neck. It's usually played by tapping but I'm sure conventional playing will work too. Neck scale is 27".

    Here's a closer pic. Note the P pickups on the bass side.

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    And how about this headstock?

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    I'll post about it when I get it. I can't wait for it to arrive!
     
  2. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I've never seen one of those before - can't wait to hear more about how it plays.

    Wulf
     
  3. Ah hah! Now I know your handle. LOL
    It should be big fun, I have enjoyed it for sure. And you have to love a whammy bar on the top 6. :) Oh and you can remove the damper under the strings, but there's a lot of strings to dampen by hand when you play it that way. :)
    Enjoy it once it travels across the country!
    Dirk
     
  4. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Hi, Dirk, I just E-mailed you about it. Hehe.

    I'm anxious to get it. It'll be exciting to take to open mikes and stuff.
     
  5. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    Portugal
    Looks very similar to a custom job that a bass player got here in Portugal, he called it a "bambuleco", but it has only four strings on the guitar side (making it 8 string). I'll see if I get a pic.
     
  6. pc

    pc

    Apr 4, 2000
    Montreal QC
    WOW!!!!! Beautiful, man!!!

    Congrats!!! :bassist: