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Who said you need so many strings?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by f64, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. f64


    Oct 31, 2009
  2. Huge

    Huge Hell is full of musical amateurs. Like me.

    Dec 2, 2005
    That looks really cool. I'd try it.
  3. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    How's the neck dive? :bag:

    Seriously though, that makes my inner-minimalist very happy indeed!
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  5. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    Where do ya put the tort guard? ;)
  6. randyripoff


    Jul 12, 2008
    One is enough...especially if you have a slide too.
  7. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Jaco only needed.....oh, wait. :bag:
  8. Apolicious


    Jan 16, 2014
    Hahaha, I love it. Get a slide and play some Morphine on it.
  9. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Yeah well, it would be a fun project building it, then you'd play it a couple of times and it would make a great conversation starter, and finally it would end up in a closet or on eBay. Just keeping it real now. ;)
  10. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Let's face it: What he played in the video is what some guys play all night. Less is more.
  11. That's rather fun looking! Reminds me of when I was a lot younger, myself and a couple of the guys out the band I was in used to get together, drink beer, smoke cheap cigars and play skiffle for the fun of it. This looks like an electric version of the tea-chest bass I made.
  12. DannyBob


    Aug 28, 2013
    I like it. But I'd much rather have a whamola...
  13. sketch


    Oct 16, 2013
    Tacoma, WA, USA
    reminds me of a Chinese traditional instrument, 二胡, but now an 一胡
  14. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    A single string costs almost as much as a set. No advantage there. Otherwise, it's pretty cool!

    A wash tub bass with a piezo is another way to go too!
  15. You could put an endpin on it and play it like an upright.