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Prescott bass pictures

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by basswraith, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. basswraith


    Mar 10, 2003
  2. Jazzman


    Nov 26, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Very cool. Do all Prescott basses have F holes that look like that? I find it strange that they have ovbiously had work done on the bass (shim on the fingerboard), but never converted it to a four string.
  3. teachbass


    Dec 13, 2004
    Thanks for sharing the link. That Prescott has a beautiful varnish and I bet it sounds fantastic as a three string. There is some lucking bass player at that church. Just wonder how it fits in to the praise and worship setting that is so popular today.... :rolleyes:
  4. No they don't......some really fun reading on Abe. Do a search, and our links here on TBDB. Three models: This Busetto, gamba and violin that looks exactly like a violin including shoulders.
  5. Confucius


    Dec 27, 2004
    New York
    You think its being played or is it just a museum piece there? The action looks very high if you check out a close up.
  6. basswraith


    Mar 10, 2003
    Its not really being played. It needs to be fixed bofore u can tune up the strings. I played it a few years ago. It sounds as good as it looks...could be better.
  7. Count me in, I'll drive!
  8. basswraith


    Mar 10, 2003
    So I say we get a few TBers and make a heist. We can share the bass, everyone gets a few months at a time with it, kind of like a timeshare. Who's in?[/QUOTE]

    Steal the bass from the church? Sounds like you'd go straight to hell before you got the bow on the string. :spit:
  9. We'll just play it pizz then. :D
  10. Was (is?) there a standard tuning for a 3 string?
  11. They settled on A D G, after trying many variants. Same as now, just no E.
  12. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    We have a guy in Philly that has 3 0r 4 Prescott Church basses...
  13. Ben Joella

    Ben Joella Supporting Member

    May 31, 2004
    Boca Raton, FL
    HeHeHe....The Lord prefers Prescotts. :bassist:
  14. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002

    Actual Church Basses.. For Sale... ONe currently has duct tape holding the scroll on...
  15. I wonder if a Church bass would be a good candidate for conversion to a piccolo bass of some kind of chamber bass with with higher tuning. It seems like they would be better than a Jazz cello. I see them from time to time on ebay. If memory serves me, they are usually fairly cheap.
  16. basswraith


    Mar 10, 2003
    these basses where made for churches that had no organs. They would tune the 3 stringers to match the hymn they where singing. They most likely just played the open strings which might have been tunined to I/IV/V....AAAAAHHHMEN.