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Woah 5/5/5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Tyler Jones, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. I saw that as well. That thing looks crazy! :eek:
    (But a little too crazy for me to spend any money on.)
  2. Wow, that does look fun to play! I wonder how the drone strings should be tuned.
  3. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    I can think of a lot of possibilities for that. Looks wicked interesting, and the price is do-able. Which makes it frightening.
  4. saxofunk


    Jul 25, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Let me be the first to say... I don't get it. To those of you who do get it, happy bidding. ;)

    Care to post a link to something that might be played on such an instrument?
  5. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Looks well made. Main thing it strikes me as is a kewl wall hanging as a scifi alien world stringed instrument. Lol. Well the upper and lower sets are like a bass harp. With frettable more like reg bass middle. I'd lose the top part if I was getting one. And just keep the lower bass harp and middle fretted bass guitar part. Not going to bid on one but. is entertaining looking thing that looks well made with solid wood body etc.


    Dec 29, 2009
    If my money wasn't being saved up for an amp, I would totally be buying that.
  7. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time.

    Jul 10, 2008
    Higley, AZ

    Item location: Hubei, China
  8. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    That looks like a scam. I've seen the same item description copy pasted in other auctions, auctions that also seem suspicious... I'd stay away...
  9. laboitenoire


    Jul 5, 2006
    Bass sitar?
  10. 94.4% positive FB
  11. JoZac21


    Nov 30, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Could be awesome... could sit in a case for several years until you sell it...

    wait... where in the hell did my sitar go?
  12. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Retired Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Really? How do you play the neck without muting the upper drone strings?
  13. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    Isn't this the same guy with the Yamaha bass knockoffs?

    This looks like a lift of the electric harp guitar design.
  14. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    that's exactly what I was coming in to write.
  15. Korladis

    Korladis Inactive

    the "Hubei, China" bit is really too bad.

    The instrument itself looks like a weird electric theorbo.
  16. I'm sure playing would be manageable. I'd probably lay my forearm over the upper strings until I need them. If I did require them, I guess play with my arm not touching the drone strings.
  17. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    The bigger question is how you play the drone strings and then play over them. There has to be a good 10" of space in between the droned sets. Do you play it on your lap like a lap-steel guitar?
  18. troy mcclure

    troy mcclure Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Central Florida
    Meant to be played upright? It would be impossible to do a 4 hr set with that strapped to you...
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