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Wacky Bass Whammy

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by i2k, Nov 27, 2001.


  1. i2k

    i2k

    Oct 31, 2000
    Indonesia
    Have anyone of you played a bass with this wacky bridge ???? It has 2 whammy bar !!!!


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  2. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    So how do you play with all the ironmongery in the way?

    Seriously if one wanted to wham a bass the option of where the arm went could be useful.
     
  3. geshel

    geshel

    Oct 2, 2001
    Seattle
    Each bar controls two strings, so you can whammy the lows but keep the highs normal, or vice-versa.
     
  4. basslax

    basslax

    Apr 20, 2000
    Washington, DC
    why would you want to control the strings differently?

    also, you go out of tune real bad with those things andi hear you break strings a lot :rolleyes:
     
  5. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    If your strings are properly stretched, and you aren't bending them up a fifth, then they shouldn't break too often. Going out of tune is the same, but they will go out of tune more than a bass with a fixed bridge.

    Very cool invention...I just can't imagine finding a use for me.
     
  6. Who makes it? What's the price?
     
  7. i2k

    i2k

    Oct 31, 2000
    Indonesia
  8. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Doh missed that. You could drone a low string and wham frenzy the upper strings hmmm
     
  9. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    There used to be a guy in town...Barry Dunaway, used to play with Malmsteen. He had one of those things and what HE was capable of with it...was amazing. Pretty much eliminates the need for a fretless and so much more.
     
  10. i2k

    i2k

    Oct 31, 2000
    Indonesia
    Its easier if you have 3 or 4 hands...imagine slapping while whamming.....:eek:
    I guess, the next wicked invention will be a foot controlled whammy bass bridge or flexible neck that allow us to do Billy Sheehan's neck bend easily using only a fingertip:confused:
    It's crazy world we live....
     
  11. coyoteboy

    coyoteboy easy there, Ned Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Sactomato, CA
    So, how about just using a Whammy Pedal??
     
  12. basslax

    basslax

    Apr 20, 2000
    Washington, DC
    :p