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worst design?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by charic, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. charic


    Apr 17, 2006
  2. Wasp


    Jun 26, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    Obviously hasn't heard of "Keep It Simple, Stupid"

    Is the extra string supposed to be low B, or the G-String?
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I don't get the site.....

    I bought a 5 string in 1990.... they were fairly common.
  4. hey thats from the look around you website!
    was one of the best programmes ever.

  5. TheB3Nut


    Apr 26, 2007
    near Madison, WI
    I remember playing an Ibanez 5-string in a music store in 1986, the first fiver I ever laid eyes on in the flesh. Jimmy "Flim" Johnson had been playing a custom Alembic fiver for a good while by that point as well. Didn't Alembic build the first fiver back in the late 70's for Johnson?

    But once 1990 rolled around I remember 5-strings becoming an industry standard. I gigged with an Ibby fiver belonging to the lead player in a band I was in in the mid-90's, but never bought my own until a month ago...

    Todd in Cheesecurdistan
  6. spoof
  7. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Musicman had a 5 string Cutlass model around 1979 or 80
  8. CraigG


    Mar 14, 2006
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    I was a big fan of the Christian jazz/rock group, Sweet Comfort Band in the late 70's. Their bass player, Kevin Thomson, was playing an Alembic 5 at that time. Here's a clip from '77 as proof.

  9. "Look Around You" is a spoof program ridiculing the BBC scientific documentries from the seventies.

    It is very funny.
  10. The designers name was Gedi, how can you argue with him??
  11. wdinc01


    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Well that would explain the line "Music is any sequence of notes designed by man, and increasingly by women." Pretty funny right there.

    Edit: Seriously, guys, it's worth the nine minutes of watching. It's pretty funny.
  12. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I spy neck warpage :D
  13. ubado


    Mar 7, 2007
    OMG... worth every minute.
  14. lug


    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Slightly off topic, When did you first notice the 5 string bass in music? 1978 for me. Exposure by Peter Gabriel. I was like "What the hell kinda detuning is that?!?!?!?" :D
  15. David Cardoza

    David Cardoza

    Apr 16, 2004
  16. rockwarnick


    Jul 29, 2006
    Rockville, MD
  17. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    Look Around You was fantastic!
  18. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    that was great when he finally shut up and did some playing.
    great tone, i love those 70's sounds with the bass sitting nicely in the mix.
  19. NKUSigEp


    Jun 6, 2006
    Bright, IN
    From what I've read on here and other sites, Fender built the first 5-er in the 60's (EADGC).
  20. on the subject of worst design ever.....i say B.C. Rich's Bich and Beast....accident waiting to happen

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