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Sleek Guitars. Somebody's gotta talk me out of this.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Dec 19, 2012.


  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
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  3. Bassmunnky

    Bassmunnky

    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    It's gonna hurt your arm, and you'll poke your eye out.


    NO wait...I just looked at it too fast....

    It' will cut up your stage pants as well!

    It's the SYBIL Guitar!
     
  4. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The SLR4 Neck Thru Model has been scientifically proven to cause hair loss and skin tag formation.
     
  5. UncleFluffy

    UncleFluffy

    Mar 8, 2009
    California
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    How long's that neck? How floppy do you think that E string is going to be?
     
  6. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2011
    Seattle
    A reversible bassuitar...

    Yeah... no.
     
  7. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    I realized a coupla things on my own, after my original "holy crap this is awesome and I gotta have one!!" thought.

    How does one flip it while playing with a strap? I guess it wouldn't be too difficult, but it's only going to hang properly in one position.

    It's a neck through. How would neck be adjusted? One of the 2 is going to have to be compromised.

    And unless flipping it turns one on and the other off, it seems it wouldn't really make for a quick change during songs.

    Think of the fun that could be had though in a band with 2 guys playing these things. :)

    Gas is subsiding, but it's not gone yet.
     
  8. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Suffolk County, NY
    Sponsored by The Letter G
    If you get this, the thumb of your fretting hand will hate you.
     
  9. dtripoli

    dtripoli

    Aug 15, 2010
    It would be faster to simply set your gig bass down and pick up your gig guitar than to reverse this schizophrenic bass-guitar, change strap locations, change amps-settings...not to mention the discomfort of having 6 strings digging into your mid section while playing bass.
     
  10. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    This. Fretting either the bass or guitar would drive me nuts. Ugh.
     
  11. Ken J

    Ken J Coginchaug New Horizons Band/Skinning Cats Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Middlefield, CT
    How much does this thing weigh?
     
  12. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    I'm guessin around 18 lbs. That don't scare me none though.
     
  13. What The Frederick???

    Just when I thought I'd seen it all in guitar design....

    You know if you put a slide on your fretting hand thumb you might just have the fastest playing neck on the planet? Looking for the pony in the manure pile here...
     
  14. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Krappy makes a Flipitar. Order from Krappy!
     
  15. Ale the Snail

    Ale the Snail Dumb enough to put a trem on a fretless Supporting Member

  16. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    Hideous and pointless.
     
  17. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    NET
    Now, only 550 bucks for "the world's most technologically advanced guitar" doesn't sound so bad, does it? Although if this is an example of "Pragmatic Creativity" I must have had the wrong idea about pragmatism. - Awful web site.

    Maybe you could even play thumb slide on the underside while in bass mode, or thumb bass notes while guitaring it?
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  19. jlepre

    jlepre Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
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