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Well this is an interesting modification

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by dab12ax7ef, Aug 7, 2020.


  1. dab12ax7ef

    dab12ax7ef

    Sep 25, 2011
    Pittsburgh
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    I saw this gem on the interwebs, I don’t have any words... but I’d love to hear what you have to say.
    :roflmao:
     
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  2. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Weight? String spacing? Tort?

    :smug:
     
  3. It’s a prototype piece for the new Fender version of the String Butler. Also, gives new meaning to the term “bass guitar.”
     
  4. ahc

    ahc

    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    What's that neck attached to???
     
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  5. CatchaCuda

    CatchaCuda Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2018
    Transfer, PA
    Wow! Nice work, @dab12ax7ef
    Maybe replace that screw with a roofing nail. Would you consider sharing more pics of your creation?
     
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  6. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    Someone wanted a longneck guitar?
     
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  7. That’s why they call it

    “Bass Guitar”.

    Duh...
     
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  8. Ah, you beat me to the punch.
     
  9. SubHuman

    SubHuman

    Dec 29, 2005
    Good Old USA
    Hey so not all of Les Pauls ideas were genius!
     
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  10. dab12ax7ef

    dab12ax7ef

    Sep 25, 2011
    Pittsburgh
    I (un)fortunately cannot take credit for that creation (monstrosity). Just a screen grab from Facebook. I also have many questions.
     
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  11. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    Looks like a 1 1/2 " conduit clamp would have made a slick retainer for that.
     
  12. AudioTaper

    AudioTaper Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2018
    If I buy it, do I also get the wavy mirror and someone's elbow?
     
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  13. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    That is…uh…extraordinary. :cautious:
     
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  14. SubHuman

    SubHuman

    Dec 29, 2005
    Good Old USA
    Maybe this was supposed to be posted in Luthier’s Corner Forum? Ha!
     
  15. Bajo Clarkko

    Bajo Clarkko

    Aug 9, 2015
    Another prototype by Tweaker Labs, Inc.

    I’ve researched the Patent Application. Lotsa legal mumbo jumbo. Best I can tell, the holes are to hold misc items: cigars, wooden spoons, string winders, maybe a thinga mabob for your car keys.

    The guys at Spyderco have been known to put holes in the back of pocket knife blades. That headstock is probably where they got the idea.
     
  16. krimo

    krimo

    Oct 1, 2015
    Lakewood, Ca.
    Nut case :roflmao:
     
  17. Londo Molari

    Londo Molari

    Jan 1, 2014
    2 blocks east of Mars
    Decendant from the Clovis culture. "Emitting that wonderful bass effect since 1970".
    Sounds best through one of these:

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  18. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Chambered headstock to reduce neck dive, obviously.
     
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  19. jnuts1

    jnuts1

    Nov 13, 2007
    i just did the exact same thing but a baritone.......
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  20. M0ses

    M0ses

    Sep 11, 2009
    Los Angeles
    That hurts my brain to look at, OP. Not what I need tonight at all :drool:
     
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