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Has anyone bought any items on a whim of particular ridiculousness? 

 

I bought this definitely ridiculous beast some 18 odd years ago... sold it on after maybe a year as it was just too ridiculous to keep any longer. My old man dug this ridiculous picture out last night. Anyone else guilty of ridiculous purchases? Ridiculous photos are a ridiculous bonus if you have one to share! 

 

(P.S. ridiculous...)

 

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It's not still April 1st is it or photoshop? Could you explain the different options as there seems to be 2 X 6 string guitars, how exactly do you play the bottom 6 stringer as you'd need 'Stretch Armstong' arms......😉

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39 minutes ago, yorks5stringer said:

It's not still April 1st is it or photoshop? Could you explain the different options as there seems to be 2 X 6 string guitars, how exactly do you play the bottom 6 stringer as you'd need 'Stretch Armstong' arms......😉

It is not photoshopped sir! Its a Hutchins 6 neck. :)

 

One 6 string neck had a Floyd Rose bridge (under my arm) the other did not. Because obviously one must have the choice! 😆

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2 hours ago, binky_bass said:

Has anyone bought any items on a whim of particular ridiculousness? 

 

I bought this definitely ridiculous beast some 18 odd years ago... sold it on after maybe a year as it was just too ridiculous to keep any longer. My old man dug this ridiculous picture out last night. Anyone else guilty of ridiculous purchases? Ridiculous photos are a ridiculous bonus if you have one to share! 

 

(P.S. ridiculous...)

 

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"If only this was a fiv . . . . . Oh . . . "

 

"What's the weight on this one?"

 

And finally, "is it any good for metal?"

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24 minutes ago, Velarian said:

I’ve just spotted the flaw with that instrument. There’s no fretless bass so it won’t be any good for Jazz. 

I knew I should have bought the 7 neck... 😖

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I'm not quite going to be able to top @binky_bass's purchase, especially in the necks or strings department, but here is mine (well, technically this is not mine but one just like it):

 

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It's a Longbow Bass and it's been sitting idly behind my rack of basses and guitars for the last few years. It's a surprisingly fun and good sounding instrument, but an ergonomical nightmare. It's tuned E-A, strung through-body (if you can call it a body), it's got a stacked humbucker for each string that sits roughly in the P position, and its recommended way of travel is the most American thing you can imagine: in a rifle bag (which I also bought for it, but it never leaves the house so I've yet to explain to an officer what I'm doing walking around with a rifle bag). I may consider selling it at some point, but for now it's sitting fine. 

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7 minutes ago, LeftyJ said:

I'm not quite going to be able to top @binky_bass's purchase, especially in the necks or strings department, but here is mine (well, technically this is not mine but one just like it):

 

xx1xvbqufeozkukcyiao.jpg

 

It's a Longbow Bass and it's been sitting idly behind my rack of basses and guitars for the last few years. It's a surprisingly fun and good sounding instrument, but an ergonomical nightmare. It's tuned E-A, strung through-body (if you can call it a body), it's got a stacked humbucker for each string that sits roughly in the P position, and its recommended way of travel is the most American thing you can imagine: in a rifle bag (which I also bought for it, but it never leaves the house so I've yet to explain to an officer what I'm doing walking around with a rifle bag). I may consider selling it at some point, but for now it's sitting fine. 

 

Looks a bit of a neckdiver.

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1 hour ago, LeftyJ said:

I'm not quite going to be able to top @binky_bass's purchase, especially in the necks or strings department, but here is mine (well, technically this is not mine but one just like it):

 

xx1xvbqufeozkukcyiao.jpg

 

It's a Longbow Bass and it's been sitting idly behind my rack of basses and guitars for the last few years. It's a surprisingly fun and good sounding instrument, but an ergonomical nightmare. It's tuned E-A, strung through-body (if you can call it a body), it's got a stacked humbucker for each string that sits roughly in the P position, and its recommended way of travel is the most American thing you can imagine: in a rifle bag (which I also bought for it, but it never leaves the house so I've yet to explain to an officer what I'm doing walking around with a rifle bag). I may consider selling it at some point, but for now it's sitting fine. 

From one extreme to the other!

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10 hours ago, binky_bass said:

Has anyone bought any items on a whim of particular ridiculousness? 

 

I bought this definitely ridiculous beast some 18 odd years ago... sold it on after maybe a year as it was just too ridiculous to keep any longer. My old man dug this ridiculous picture out last night. Anyone else guilty of ridiculous purchases? Ridiculous photos are a ridiculous bonus if you have one to share! 

 

(P.S. ridiculous...)

 

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Is it for sale? And would you post?

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10 hours ago, binky_bass said:

Has anyone bought any items on a whim of particular ridiculousness? 

 

I bought this definitely ridiculous beast some 18 odd years ago... sold it on after maybe a year as it was just too ridiculous to keep any longer. My old man dug this ridiculous picture out last night. Anyone else guilty of ridiculous purchases? Ridiculous photos are a ridiculous bonus if you have one to share! 

 

(P.S. ridiculous...)

 

IMG-20220410-WA0009.thumb.jpg.b990400db41d3ed56f352ae6a9115233.jpg

 

Is it this one by any chance?

https://www.guitarworld.com/news/the-beast-a-mammoth-six-neck-guitar-goes-up-for-sale

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Seemed like a good idea at the time - my band was performing some long-ish compositions which would have benefited from fretless in some sections. Never even made it to a rehearsal as our drummer emigrated & was never replaced. Now it's nothing but a (massively heavy) albatross around my neck...

 

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58 minutes ago, Bassassin said:

Seemed like a good idea at the time - my band was performing some long-ish compositions which would have benefited from fretless in some sections. Never even made it to a rehearsal as our drummer emigrated & was never replaced. Now it's nothing but a (massively heavy) albatross around my neck...

 

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You just need the right strap (and outfit ;- )

 

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