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unique warwick thumb?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Domokun, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. ever seen a bass like this???? :confused:
    what are those frets for?

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  2. i do believei ts for Microtonal player (i think thats the word)
  3. mashed potatoes

    mashed potatoes

    Nov 11, 2003
    dear lord that is rather weird
  4. ^ I agree one hundred twelve percent. Do i smell a ***?
  5. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    maybe it was just for fun? idk
  6. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    On the website that picture came from, next to the pic it says "Just Intonation". Anyone know what this is all about?

    Also... Here's another "unique" Warwick from that same site:

  7. karrot-x

    karrot-x Banned

    Feb 21, 2004
    Omicron Persei 8
    Is it playable?
  8. what´s their purpose? are they built for people with short willys? like : "Ay , I gotta muchos frettos in my basso"
  9. no, it provides more tones per octave. read the link i posted, there is a lot of info in there....
  10. i can´t believe anyone can play that thing :D
  11. i´d like to hear a soundsample of those basses played. i looks quite interesting , haven´t had any luck on google yet ....
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    It's not microtonal, it is fretted that way for just intonation.

    Most western music uses a twelve tone equal tempered scale, which helped solve problems in manufacturing keyboard instruments in the 16th, 17th, and 18th century,

    Here is an informative article: http://www.justintonation.net/whatisji.html
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Why wouldn't somebody be able to play it?
  14. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    It looks like hell to play still...
  15. Senor SQUID

    Senor SQUID Guest

    Jan 11, 2004
    It's actually made for Carney folk, small hands, smell like cabbage. ;)
  16. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada

    but i still don't understand the purpose. :eyebrow:
  17. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000

    I mean, it's still a Thumb right? ;) :D
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

  19. Just intonation could easily be done on a fretless I imagine.

    I wonder how you would score the music written this way.