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pics basses with lots of strings- frets

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by floydbass, Jul 17, 2003.


  1. canyou people please post pics of basses with lots of strings or frets like 18 string basses or 36 fret basses???
     
  2. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    Here is a 36 fret 7 string. I really like this one myself.

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  3. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Here's an eleven-string bass, the most number of non-doubled strings on a single bass that I've heard of.
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  4. Jeezus! What did they use for that neck? A 2x12!? :eek:
     
  5. Bazzist

    Bazzist

    Dec 7, 2002
    Nova Scotia
    ok i can understand 6 basses u get one low n one high. 7 strign if u liek to have high pitched solos. But eleven string i mean how do u get yur had aroudn to the top string(hows it tuned neway) on hte first fret
     
  6. okay, i think even JT will admit that eleven strings is a bit... how do you say? overkill?
     
  7. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    Toronto
    who made that 11 stringer?? the head makes me think warrior, but not the body...
    any idea??
     
  8. It looks like a really bulky Chapman Stick to me...
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I think that one was made by Adler guitars

    http://www.adlerguitars.com/index.html

    Here's a 9 string he did.

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  10. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Wow, looks like I started something. Yuppers, it's an Adler, although it's not pictured on his website. About the neck size of the 11-string: I have pretty small hands and can play a seven-string pretty easily, so I imagine if you have large to very large hands the 11-string wouldn't be all that hard to play. I'm not sure how it's strung, but I imagine it may go from low C# up, perhaps using guitar strings on the upper strings. It may not be tuned in fourths, either. I think it's a bit overboard myself, but to each his own, right?
     
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Damn, not only is that 9 string cool looking, it has lightwave optical pups and onboard midi control :eek: sweeet :cool:
     
  12. Mickey Shane

    Mickey Shane what goes here?

    Feb 23, 2003
    Denton, Texas
    The 11 str. in the pix above has the most warped neck that I've ever seen. I doubt that it's playable at all, no matter what size your hands are.
     
  13. No, the neck isn't warped. It simply has fanned frets, like Novax and Dingwall instruments.

    Mike
     
  14. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    The Body
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    The Nut
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    The Cactus
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    Is it me, or is it funny how the bass is so big, that you don't even realize that the P looking pickup is actually two MM pickups.
     
  15. does anybody know howyou tune that 11 string bass
     
  16. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    F# B E A D G C F Bb Eb Ab?

    Maybe one lower(!?) and go C# F# B E A D G C F Bb Eb?
     
  17. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    You would not believe the weight of that 9 string. It must weigh about 7lbs.! VERY light bass.
     
  18. Fluke

    Fluke

    Jul 20, 2002
    Mike Adler told me he had only built that one as a test... to see if it was possible to build a 11-string without the headstock breaking. Apparently he was gonna build a new, "real" one-or maybe redo that one, to show at NAMM. Maybe someone here has seen it there then? Anyway, i improved the picture a bit, and added something else for comparison:

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  19. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon Supporting Member

    May 10, 2000
    Lake Forest, CA
    None.
    my kind of humor!

    f
     
  20. Stingray4Christ

    Stingray4Christ

    Jan 28, 2003
    NY
    It must SUCK to have to tune that thing haha