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One set of volume dials is weird.

 

That means the neck that you aren't using is going to be vibrating sympathetically and making one heck of a racket....unless there is a neck selector switch that I am not seeing.

 

Now if you wanted a double neck fretted fretless, you could get one like the Pedulla belonging to Mark Egan. (Read more about him in another thread). http://www.pedulla.com/assets/images/doubleNeck_pro.jpg

 

This bass is fretless on one neck and an eight string on the other.

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Here's a Carvin:

http://www.carvinmuseum.com/images/playersgallery/kevio-dn440t-edited.jpg

 

An Ed Roman creation:

 

http://www.edromanguitars.com/resources/images/wrrdnb.jpg

 

A nice Alembic (also from Ed Roman's website):

 

http://www.edromanguitars.com/featured/images/aledn1.jpg

 

A Curbow bass:

 

http://www.curbow.com/images/gallery/doubleneck01.jpg

 

An Alembic beauty:

 

http://www3.alembic.com/img/doubleneck.jpg

 

A one-of-a-kind by Warrior:

 

http://www.12stringbass.com/Double_Neck_12.jpg

 

Basslab:

 

http://www.basslab.de/OCT/GR/Instrumente/Basse/DN-vari/pictures/body_top.jpg

 

A six/eight by Shergold:

 

http://www.shergold.co.uk/images/gallery/custmod68fl.jpg

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This thread is heavy. Literally. I've got a sore back just looking at these bricks. Very pretty, but I'd think they'd make for a six Advil per gig habit. Chiropractor's wet dream.

Things are just the way they are, and they're only going to get worse.

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Hmm ... while I can respect the idea of fretted/fretless double-neckers, I don't think that's for me. And I'm usually the one that's looking for oddball ideas like that! :o:D

 

I can see a 4/8 (or some variation thereof). I almost got a 4-string bass/6-string guitar (Gibson, or looked like Jimmy Page's double-neck Gibson anyhoo) at a guitar swap some years ago. Fortunately sanity reeled me in.

 

I mean, it is enticing to have more than one instrument at your fingertips like that.

 

If you don't like the weight, you can get the guitar stand thingie. Alex Lifeson from Rush uses one. He starts the song by playing the guitar on the stand, but he has another strung around his neck. When he's done with guitar #1 he just steps back, guitar securely held by stand, and starts playing guitar #2. Nifty.

 

I guess it might be neat to have piccolo bass on one neck, and standard 4-string on the other.

 

OTOH, why not just have a many-string ERB? With fanned frets you don't have to worry so much about scale length that would otherwise necessitate double necks.

 

I don't know; musing out loud here. But a double-neck something sure would be cool! :thu:

 

(Then of course there's John Paul Jones' triple-neck acoustics ... mmm, yummy!)

 

[bTW, Jeremy, nice Ashbory. You should get the licenses and market that bad boy. Priced right, I'm sure at least one other dolt other than me would buy it. :D ]

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Originally posted by jeremy c:

One set of volume dials is weird.

 

That means the neck that you aren't using is going to be vibrating sympathetically and making one heck of a racket....unless there is a neck selector switch that I am not seeing.

But since there appears to be only one p'up per neck, wouldn't the tone pot be the only common dial?
My whole trick is to keep the tune well out in front. If I play Tchaikovsky, I play his melodies and skip his spiritual struggle. ~Liberace
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I've been dreaming about a double fretted/fretless five for a while, and first post in this series is just about what I was dreaming of, fretless with fret markers and all.. The only difference is double pickups with active EQ for both necks. That woould be soooooo killer! Donut, what's the price on that thing and what brand is it?

Always remember that you are unique. Just like everyone else.

 

 

 

 

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Things are just the way they are, and they're only going to get worse.

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The volume knobs are st up so there is one for each bass. A guy I know took two SX jazz basses and put them together. The pickups are EMG and the tone knob is sort of a boost. It plays really nice when you are sitting down. Sounds good too. Its almost 17 lbs. I just thought it was kind of neat.
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Boy, that Jeremy sure knows how to use a search engine, eh? Rev it up!

 

Actually, the Ashbory thing is really cool to me (if you could actually get one made.)

 

I might like it better if the Ashbory could undock from the mother bass and stand alone.

"Let's raise the level of this conversation" -- Jeremy Cohen, in the Picasso Thread.

 

Still spendin' that political capital far faster than I can earn it...stretched way out on a limb here and looking for a better interest rate.

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I do rather fancy a few of those 8-string/fretless double neck jobs.

 

Please, I beg of everyone, let us not speak of, or post pictures of, one John Turner. I've had my fill of the two licks he knows and the couch full of Conklin basses.

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One for the ambidextrous. Might be a problem finding strings but it does go down another 2 octaves.

 

http://www.timr.cd2.com/bassplayerimg/ambi.jpg

Feel the groove internally within your own creativity. - fingertalkin

 

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I just came across this in Blender mag while in the dentist's office yesterday. Hamer built this thing for Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen

http://www.hamerguitars.com/img/vintage/rick_guitarpic1.jpg

 

More unusual stuff here:

http://www.hamerguitars.com/?fa=rick_nielsen

 

Tom

www.stoneflyrocks.com

Acoustic Color

 

Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt

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