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useful bass, coffee table or floor lamp?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MD, Aug 28, 2012.


  1. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
  2. 48thStreetCustom

    48thStreetCustom

    Nov 30, 2005
    Colorado
    This acoustic goes to 11
     
  3. mech

    mech Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Meridian, MS, USA
    Have mercy. Whodathunkit?

    mech
     
  4. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast

    May 7, 2010
    Philadelphia
    For a buck fifty?! Go for it!
     
  5. Coolhandjjl

    Coolhandjjl Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2010
    Appleton
    But can you play metal with it?
     
  6. Raymeous

    Raymeous

    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego
    Buy it and if you don't like it you can always sell it for double what you paid for it, and it would still be a good deal.
     
  7. Neat, but neck dive must be horrible. It's bad enough with one neck.
     
  8. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    I'm thinking a set of metal on the 5er and then a set of jazz on the fretless.
     
  9. Mehve

    Mehve

    Jun 2, 2012
    Kitchener, ON
    You can forget about playing that one on your knee.
     
  10. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Wow that must have SOOO many practical applications.

    Buy and tell the world if you actually find a place to use it.

    I once saw a Starfire double neck on my local kijiji, a 6 string guitar on top of a 6 string fretless bass. On top of that, it is one of those cheap Chinese guitars so it costs around $300 new. Not only was it pretty much useless in every band situation, I imagine it weighed a ton and was just a nightmare of problems, bad enough maintaining one poor quality neck let alone two.
     
  11. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    This is what I was thinking!
     
  12. droo46

    droo46

    Jun 16, 2011
    If it doesn't play well or sound good, it would still look killer on the wall.
     
  13. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    That's where the floor lamp comes in.
     
  14. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    It would made a pretty sweet floor lamp.

    Would you turn it upside down an have the light come out the sound hole or put the lamp on the headstock?

    You have to make it turn on by turning a tuning peg though.
     
  15. Looks like it'd be fun to take for a spin, especially for only $150.

    At least you could ask if you could try it before buying. See what it's like & let us know.
     
  16. That sound hole seems inadequate.

    But it's big enough to stick three M-80s taped together in!:bag:
     
  17. Meddle

    Meddle

    Jul 27, 2009
    Scotland
    I would say the soundhole serves little to no function. I imagine the bass will be quiet unless it has under-saddle pickups of some sort. I also can imagine that top warping pretty quickly when the tension of two sets of bass strings are applied to it.... still. It looks like jolly good fun!
     
  18. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    That would make an ugly floor lamp and an impractical coffee table. I can't see it being useful as a bass either.
     
  19. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    If I was going to hang it on the wall, I would cobble a six string, and a twelve string on the upper bout so it would fill that spot where the moose head used to hang.
     
  20. MD

    MD

    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Well there you go... I prefer to see the fun side of things.
     

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