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three string bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bgwatts, Apr 23, 2006.


  1. The other day I posted a response to the thread about "why would anybodybody want a four string".And ,just to REALY play devil's advocate,I mentioned this German Made three string bass.(Hotwire-bass.com). I was very surprised that NOBODY responded to that at all. So I'll post it again here,just for fun. Check this out ,Y'all. I think its cool. They guy who had it made seems to have just done it to spite everybody who plays more than four. But what a great way to make your point!He even performs and records with it. I'd post A link,but ,I ain't that smart. (maybe thats why I LIKE the idea of only three strings). Go to HOTWIRE-Bass.com. Click on "custom shop" and scroll down a bit and..........there it is! :p :D
     
  2. Minger

    Minger

    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I've seen some with 2 strings.

    Thats what you get for guitarists who think the bass is only for roots...
     
  3. That wasthe first one I'd heard of . and a two string too? I had a neighbor with a single string banjo when I was a kid. I guess all the combination HAVE already been done. And I must add, If it was good enough for Tony Levin, I should be plenty good for me. I'm gonna grab my wire cutters and grab my bass right know,just to see what happens:D
     
  4. Ripper

    Ripper

    Aug 16, 2005
    NY/NC
    if anyone remembers... Jean Baudin just posted a single string one a little while back.

    look at the Krappy guitars website if you want to see under-4 string basses (AKA punk rod)
     
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  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Typically, early Double Basses were three string, so this is *not* a new idea. Doesn't mean it's a bad idea tho;)
     
  6. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Banned

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao EspaƱa
    I belive 5 string DB were common too, and how long did it took bassist and luthiers to actually accept the concept of a 5 string bass???
     
  7. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    THREE STINGS - WOW!
    I CAN"T BELIEVE IT!
    AWESOME!




    Enough excitement for ya?
     
  8. Slash learnt how to play on a one-string guitar...

     
  9. tappingtrance

    tappingtrance Cooke Harvey Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2005
    Mark Sandman and Morphine
     
  10. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    What a waste of time... and a miserable existence.
     
  11. richnota

    richnota Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    I bounce between 4, 5, 6 (and even an 8 string octave bass) and never felt the need to have less strings. Might be kind of fun.

    Those Hotwire basses look pretty nice, I especially like the one he calls a "double bass" ...peizo equipped jazz style with an upright tone.
     

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  12. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    Do you happen to own this hotwire double bass?
     
  13. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
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  14. richnota

    richnota Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Santa Cruz
    I own a snazzy green one. Electronics went to hell....but still plays beautifu
     
  15. Lincoln

    Lincoln

    Nov 3, 2006
    Including the piezo?? I can't find these basses anywhere.... :-\
     
  16. Pfft... Jaco needed 4
     
  17. fretno

    fretno Supporting Member

    May 10, 2009
    Los Angeles
    I had a fretless Solitaire , it was actually well made for what it was . Sounded good too
     

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