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Just had an ad come up for this on the Wish website. I wouldn’t even know where to begin. Yours for under £700 if it takes your fancy! 

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With anything like this, I suppose that so long as the width of the fretboard isn't any greater than the distance from the crook of your elbow to the tip of your middle finger, you're good to go... after tuning it, of course.

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Apart from anything else,  it doesn’t seem to be able to offer the same pickup position across all the strings.  If it’s not a fake/con that is....

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17 minutes ago, Baxlin said:

... it doesn’t seem to be able to offer the same pickup position across all the strings...

What, like a Precision bass..? 9_9

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8 minutes ago, Dad3353 said:

What, like a Precision bass..? 9_9

If you like, only more so....

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Do we think the fretboard inlay might divulge the fuel of this creation's inspiration?

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6 hours ago, Jus Lukin said:

Do we think the fretboard inlay might divulge the fuel of this creation's inspiration?

Joe Dart ?      😁

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I reckon if the North coast has got waves 6 feet and clean, I could get a decent ride on that!

 

BTW was it £700 for the bass, or a re-string?.... 

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Also spotted this on fbook advert...wouldnt even register for wish..heard so many bad things....not to mention this is a ridiculous item anyway 😁

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I don't think you could actually buy that from Wish, it'll be a scam like everything else on there. There original was built for the famous YouTube oaf Jared Dines and turned out to have been made in China following some sort of scam involving the original US based builder he had contracted to build it. 

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9 hours ago, Chris2112 said:

I don't think you could actually buy that from Wish, it'll be a scam like everything else on there. There original was built for the famous YouTube oaf Jared Dines and turned out to have been made in China following some sort of scam involving the original US based builder he had contracted to build it. 

Ah so that’s what the JD inlay stands for! 

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On 10/10/2020 at 23:18, ern500evo said:

Just had an ad come up for this on the Wish website. I wouldn’t even know where to begin. Yours for under £700 if it takes your fancy! 

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That's reminded me that i must get on with some ironing

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On 11/10/2020 at 13:55, Chris2112 said:

I don't think you could actually buy that from Wish, it'll be a scam like everything else on there. There original was built for the famous YouTube oaf Jared Dines and turned out to have been made in China following some sort of scam involving the original US based builder he had contracted to build it. 

I'm sure Schack Basses made something like this for NAMM one year, just as a one-off, non-production model. Can't find any pix of it, though.

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I really fail to see the point of this.  
I’d be totally lost on it.  
 

4 or 5 strings and maybe 6 at a stretch is all I can deal with. 
 

 

Am I alone in this ?

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2 hours ago, Black Coffee said:

I really fail to see the point of this.  
I’d be totally lost on it.  
 

4 or 5 strings and maybe 6 at a stretch is all I can deal with. 
 

 

Am I alone in this ?

I guess if the music you’re creating has need for an extended range bass, then why not. I’ve always used 4 string basses, have played a few fives and a couple of sixes but never gigged with them as I don’t really have a need for it. I’d like to have a go on something like a 9 string, just to see how easy it is to adapt, but like you say, I think I’d be totally lost on it initially. 

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I have a 7-string guitar that always messes with my head when I haven't played it for some time. I would be totally lost here too! Would have been helpful if it had some way of helping you tell the strings apart, like different colour strings or different colour areas on the fingerboard or even in the fretwire. Just a little bit of Fisher Price style outlines. This thing is a total puzzle! 

 

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Dual Bass Reciprocal 12 strings on the Stick is fine for me. Some for this hand, some for that hand. All reachable with either hand. HooYaa

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On 14/10/2020 at 13:13, LeftyJ said:

I would be totally lost here too! Would have been helpful if it had some way of helping you tell the strings apart, like different colour strings 

Perhaps silver could be reserved for the strings which are on a real bass....... :ph34r:

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I had the misfortune of youtube recommending a "Djent 2019" guitar battle video to me.

This involved an 18 string bass/guitar facing off against a 20string bass/guitar.

 

I lasted about 11 seconds before clicking away.

 

This link explains more -

https://newatlas.com/djentar-20-string-guitar/58950/

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13 minutes ago, Woodwind said:

I had the misfortune of youtube recommending a "Djent 2019" guitar battle video to me.

This involved an 18 string bass/guitar facing off against a 20string bass/guitar.

 

I lasted about 11 seconds before clicking away.

 

This link explains more -

https://newatlas.com/djentar-20-string-guitar/58950/

Jesus, how annoying is that guy in the video! 

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10 hours ago, ern500evo said:

Jesus, how annoying is that guy in the video! 

I would rank as one of the most annoying people I've ever come across.

 

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