#2
We've all seen this bass a few times before, it's nothing new. It probably is close to impossible to play and won't sound all that good. Not to mention, it's useless in a band setting.
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#3
looks like something only salad fingers can play
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#4
I've heard about it, its some guy that sells a bunch of terrible quality weird instruments on Ebay... It would probably sound like crap but I would be curious to hear the lowest and highest note on that monster.
Referring to Victor Wooten
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#6
the bassisst from Behold! The Arctopus... has a bass like that
its called a Warr Guitar
its actually pretty cool
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#11
Warr guitar.
It's made for "Free Hands" tapping a la a Chapman Stick.

EDIT: Yes, the guy from Behold...The Arctopus plays one, but I think he has his strung with half bass strings and half normal strings.
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#13
Didn't that company go under? Tropicalmoonmusic?
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#14
It's not a Warr guitar. It's not a Chapman stick. Jesus people. Every time a bass with more than 6 strings is posted, "that's called a Stick!" "It's a Warr guitar!" "That's impossible to play!" It's an ERB, dammit. It's playable. It's not a damn Warr guitar.
#15
Yuck.
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#16
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It's not a Warr guitar. It's not a Chapman stick. Jesus people. Every time a bass with more than 6 strings is posted, "that's called a Stick!" "It's a Warr guitar!" "That's impossible to play!" It's an ERB, dammit. It's playable. It's not a damn Warr guitar.


Not that Warr Guitars or Chapman Sticks are impossible to play though, right?
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#17
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We've all seen this bass a few times before, it's nothing new. It probably is close to impossible to play and won't sound all that good. Not to mention, it's useless in a band setting.



If that were the point, then about 85% of all marketed basses would fit your description.

This whole bass business has gone beserk ever since some bored nerd (aka, bass specialist) introduced the low B to compete with a mini-moog synth.

Poor Hector B. If he only knew what he had started.....


Would relinquish a kingdom for a normal bass accompanied with a semi-normal bass player.

It just seemed a good idea at the time to try putting a tenth in above it, which is a corny interval. But somebody had to do it just once, and now no one can ever do it again.'
#18
I thought it was gonna be like a twelve string but with Bbb
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#19
the amount of fail produced by that bass is impressive.

nobody needs that many strings, it'll be really heavy, and it's really ugly. my opinion anyways. whenever a luthier wants to be avante garde, they cut a maple log in half and see how many strings fit on it. why can't they try new pickup formats. J/P/J needs more exploration, S/J/S does too, not many basses use P/H, but nope. 15 strings is way more interesting than building something actually usable.

that is my personal opinion, I'm sure someone can use that. but I find these basses are useless for anything but tapping.
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#20
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Yes you are correct Fitz. And for a good reason.
#22
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the amount of fail produced by that bass is impressive.

nobody needs that many strings, it'll be really heavy, and it's really ugly. my opinion anyways. whenever a luthier wants to be avante garde, they cut a maple log in half and see how many strings fit on it. why can't they try new pickup formats. J/P/J needs more exploration, S/J/S does too, not many basses use P/H, but nope. 15 strings is way more interesting than building something actually usable.

that is my personal opinion, I'm sure someone can use that. but I find these basses are useless for anything but tapping.


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#23
WTF? who in God's holy name wants a guitar like that? i mean bass is 4 pussies that cant play the REAL guitar jks lol
#25
I disagree with the sentiments that "15 is too much." In a normal band situation, maybe. But the people that use these things don't find themselves using it in a normal band situation in most cases. Yes, Baudin has Nuclear Rabbit, but that's not the point (And Yves Carbonne's Seven Waves doesn't count as a band, more a medium for showcasing his bass playing). These guys don't do standard things with these instruments, and therefore use something a little different from the norm. Useless? Barely. Different? Absolutely.

Remember, you shouldn't give a sh*t what's being used, as long as you enjoy what's being done with it, and I for one find a lot of ERB stuff enjoyable to listen to.
#28
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Here you can hear a guy play it... You can barely hear him over the guitar though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BgNhR9oisM&feature=related
For the last time thats a WARR GUITAR NOT A 15 STRING!


Kaybye
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#30
Goddamnit. A Warr guitar is not an ERB. You ****ing kids need to do some reading up on your instruments. You all fail me.
#31
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If that were the point, then about 85% of all marketed basses would fit your description.

This whole bass business has gone beserk ever since some bored nerd (aka, bass specialist) introduced the low B to compete with a mini-moog synth.

Poor Hector B. If he only knew what he had started.....


Would relinquish a kingdom for a normal bass accompanied with a semi-normal bass player.


Oh whatever, you 4-string nazis are so close-minded. I mean, why even bother going down to E? Just get a guitar, that goes a little into the bass range, doesn't it? He-who-shall-not-be-named took it too far with his C# tuned bass, but B is not too far in the slightest. These bands that tune down to drop Gb take it too far, but a five-string with a B is not too low.

Good for you if you like to stay in the pocket and a four-banger is all you need. I like to stay in the pocket too, I don't go crazy, I'm not a guitarist, I'm a bass player. I need a little more than just the E, though.

And this isn't directed towards you, really, just at the general thought that any bass tuned lower than E or has more than four strings is blasphemy. It's close-minded.

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This, plus his whole post. If it sounds good, then that's all that should matter.
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#32
Yeah, it's all well and good, more strings are cool, but there's a point where you have more strings than you can literally use. Pragmatism to me says that there is absolutely no situation that will require you to have fifteen unique open strings like that. OK, if you make a Chapman Stick out of it with redundant strings, sure, the physical aspect may have some use, but fifteen notes? If you tuned that bass chromatically you'd be over an octave in open strings... how is that not just stupid and besides the point?

And if you tune it as if it were several necks, that's super-cumbersome and a double/triple neck would be much more practical and useful in the long run.

So, long story short, more strings = good, but there's a point where you're not making any sense. And this is past that point.
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#33
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Yeah, it's all well and good, more strings are cool, but there's a point where you have more strings than you can literally use. Pragmatism to me says that there is absolutely no situation that will require you to have fifteen unique open strings like that. OK, if you make a Chapman Stick out of it with redundant strings, sure, the physical aspect may have some use, but fifteen notes? If you tuned that bass chromatically you'd be over an octave in open strings... how is that not just stupid and besides the point?

And if you tune it as if it were several necks, that's super-cumbersome and a double/triple neck would be much more practical and useful in the long run.

So, long story short, more strings = good, but there's a point where you're not making any sense. And this is past that point.

Too true
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