Well... this is different

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tb-player, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. nixdad


    Aug 15, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    The Eborsisk...
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  2. jeffb28451

    jeffb28451 Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    Leland NC
    What a mess...but they were thinking “ out of the box”, I guess.
  3. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    Love the Leo-inspired tugbar.
  4. Tubehed


    Oct 27, 2011
    What a weird pairing! As a bass and mandolin player, I kind of dig it. But, man, that thing is bizarre. Even for me.
  5. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    I can't take "instruments" like this seriously. But, it would be strangely interesting if it actually sounded good.
  6. 2112


    Apr 30, 2005
    I'm looking for a double-neck washtub bass/banjo.
  7. nbsipics

    nbsipics Ours' is the only Reality of Consequence Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    I might buy it just for the knobs
  8. tb-player

    tb-player Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    I'm just trying to understand a scenario where a musician would switch from bass to mandolin so quickly, they would need to be in the same guitar. :eyebrow:
  9. As a bass and a mandolin player I love it! GAS!
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  10. HaphAsSard


    Dec 1, 2013
    The specific combination is not new. From a recent thread about doublenecks:
    And then, if you're even more of a multi-instrumentalist (I happen to have a friend who would spend equal time on each and any of the offshoots in one of his gigs), there's always Steve Puto's...thing:

    It does include bass and single-coursed electric mandolin (the latter is known as a guitarra baiana in Brazil) among the options.
    Amazingly enough, he didn't have it made, but actually found it in a shop! The original owner - and builder, if not one and the same person - is/are unknown.
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  11. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    Spinal Tap did mandolin on Stonehenge, and everyone played bass on Big Bottom. So...for certain set lists, this is just the ticket.
  12. Pocket4

    Pocket4 Supporting Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    New Hampshire
    It kind of makes a lot of sense to me. In a freaky way.
  13. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    Yeah, that looks like an early luthier's idea of "figuring it out" but cool in a historic sense.
  14. Bob E

    Bob E

    Nov 18, 2012
    What? No bottle opener?
  15. BassToGoGo


    Jul 14, 2018
    Somewhere up above, Allen Woody is smiling... :)

  16. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2010
  17. ardgedee


    May 13, 2018
    I'm curious whether this is something Carvin made, or if the bass neck was simply appropriated from a Carvin bass. The rest of the bass's hardware came from six-string guitars, including the bridge. And that strikes me as too hacky for Carvin to do.
  18. I'm thinking that is an early Carvin neck mated to a LSD-inspired creation. I don't think Carvin ever produced anything with that dodgy a build quality.

    Rick B.
  19. They are perfectly happy to sell just a neck.
    What happens to it is beyond their control.
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