#1
what are you guys opinions on double string guitar/bass combos... i played guitar before and switched to bass a while back, and im just wondering if it will work(musically) and if any exist outside of the really expensive custom models. im in a band (kinda prog-metal ish) as a bassist, but provide imput on guitar as well, so i think it would work but just want the opinions of others on this
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#2
Well they'll be heavy and inconvenient. There's a few cheap ebay ones that you're probably better off avoiding. I've heard the old Rickenbacker 4080 was pretty nice but they're rare as rocking-horse shit and certainly not cheap.
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I've heard the old Rickenbacker 4080 was pretty nice but they're rare as rocking-horse shit and certainly not cheap.


Even if you can find one you'll have to eventually sell it to pay for the back surgery you'll need after playing it regularly.


I found a guy who sold one in 05 with a staring bid of 7000 USD.
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#5
I personally I hate them, uncomfortable, kinda pointless, I feel if you want to play guitar and bass in the same song, you should switch from a guitar to a bass. Because in no way is both the guitar and the bass going to have the sound you're looking for. The bass may sound how you want it to sound, but the guitar won't or vice versa.
#7
thats cool... it was just an idea i was tossing around, we're a 4 piece with only one guitarist so i figured it might be really cool, but after looking into it, it seems very impractical/expensive... i guess im gonna stick with the removing one to don the other thing for now
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#8
Smart move. My old bass teacher has a vintage one, and its heavy and awkward to play. They just seem so pretentious to me as well.
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Smart move. My old bass teacher has a vintage one, and its heavy and awkward to play. They just seem so pretentious to me as well.


Imagine the tapping solos. Arpeggiating over both a bass and a guitar range.
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#11
i have a plan about how im gonna get a double neck guitar/bass combo.
im gonna buy a large piece of alder or ash and make the body myself, and then slap a p bass neck and a strat neck on it. if you then just add the hardware... viola... a double neck

at least im hoping this would work...

someone please tell me if my ignorance has made me forget something important?

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#12
Some guy was playing a fender one at a local blues/country gig.
It was a P-bass/Strat hybrid, didn't get a chance to ask him about it though. The P-bass sounded like a P-Bass and the Strat sounded like a Strat.
He didn't seem to have much trouble switching from one to the other but he wasn't really doing anything technical. Basic chords, average Walking lines Etc.
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