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PERHAPS THE MOST USELESS BASS....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FATMANMIKE, Mar 24, 2002.


  1. FATMANMIKE

    FATMANMIKE

    Mar 24, 2002
    UNION NJ
    I OWN A HAMER CHAP 12 STG BASS... IT WAS MY WEDDING PRESENT FROM MY WIFE...
    SOME PEOPLE DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS WHEN I BUST IT OUT AT A GIG, OTHERS THINK I HAVE WAY TOO MANY STRINGS...
    CHECK THIS BEAST OUT... HOW USELESS IS THIS?
    ITS AN 18 STRING.. (FOR THOSE NOT SURE, IT IS YOUR STANDARD 6 STRING B,E,A,D,G,C WITH 2 BARRITONE STRINGS FOR EACH ROOT NOTE..)
    18 STRING BASS
     
  2. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Why are you shouting at us?

    :confused:
     
  3. FATMANMIKE

    FATMANMIKE

    Mar 24, 2002
    UNION NJ
    sorry about that.. i type in all caps out of habit...
    not shouting
     
  4. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    BUT ALL CAPS ON THE INTERNET IS LIKE STANDING IN SOMEONES PERSONAL SPACE SPRAYIN SPITTLE AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS


    nice bass thou :)
     
  5. :eek::confused:
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    the pickup arrangement looks a bit odd- looks like 2 MM p/ups arranged like halves of a P p/up....only they overlap too much- the A and D strings look like they get sensed by both p/ups....!?!?
     
  6. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    I like the shape and woods of it...but I think I may have nightmares. Thats one scary bass.
     
  7. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    How do she sound?
     
  8. Hi Fatmanmike

    It's really an weird instrument (this 18 strings..)
    I'm trying to wonder how can we stand this over our shoulders............ 18 tuners can be really hard to stand !!
    But I'm very interested in listening this instrument in action !
    Do you know anywhere I can hear it ?
    Best wishes
    Francisco Falcon - Brazil


     
  9. how much did that beast cost? :)
     
  10. Good question !!!
    Anyone can know it ?


    ::)
     
  11. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    stop shoutin mkay, the all caps is very annoying to most, so please dont do it here or any other forums. Thanks

    and this forum is about bassists, that means its about the people who play them, not the instrament itself, this thread belongs in basses. thats where they talk about the bass guitar itself.
     
  12. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    May-ann!!! I hope my cocobolo body turns out like yours did!

    (Shoot, you could get Brazilian rosewood if you had a custom made in your country!).
     
  13. old_skool

    old_skool

    Aug 17, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    The more I look at that bass the more I love the woods and shape!
     
  14. I'd call that thing a harp...
     
  15. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Didn't Tom Peterson play an 18-string some with Cheap Trick? And of course Doug Pinnick has gotten good use out of a 12-string Hamer with King's X and Poundhound.
     
  16. rhythmrod

    rhythmrod

    Oct 27, 2001
    Austin, Texas
    Cassanova,
    Pretty RUDE reply to a new guy!!!!! Lighten up, OK!!
     
  17. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Alan Woody (RIP) used one, or at least there are some photos of the two.
     
  18. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    If you search the site, you'll find it's for a music shop in the Netherlands. This instrument is from a page showing examples of customer-built instruments, using their parts.

    Here's the specs of the bass.

    The bass was built by a guy named Fred Rijsdijk. I think it's a little rude to call his creation useless, especially in the title of the thread.
     
  19. Holy Nut!
    Did you see the headstock on that beast?? My guess is that bass has potential to be one unfriendly and tiring instrument to play.
     
  20. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Its only useless if you have no use for it.
    (Iv'e found several uses for my 15 string fretless).
    JAUQO III-X