I had an idea for a bass, while cutting a track the other day. I promised the producer that I’d keep a particular song to the first 2 strings, then later, I thought to myself: “Self? why not make a 2-sting bass?”
Discussed it with my drummer at rehearsal & decided it should only have an E string, an A string & 9 frets. It would be called the Bass-ic.
I may push ahead with this idea.
@Devils_Rancher A little inspiration for this idea:
@fobo I am now motivated to get a slide. It could be even more out of tune than my fretless. 😄
@fobo any idea what make that is? The headstock looks like a Hagstrom, but I can’t make out the logo. I have a Hagstrom in pieces in my closet that really needs to be put back together.
@Devils_Rancher i have no idea. I looked into it once and it seemed like a pawn shop special kinda thing. I've never tried slide bass, but man what a sound he had.
@fobo I may be unleashing slide bass on the world the next time Carbon 7 records.
I think it would probably be funnier if you got a bass and sliced the whole thing in half. Then you have two Half-Basses!
@anthracite Ha, I could put a board between them & have a double-neck half-bass.
Put a couple of little poles in between so there is a very definite GAP between them.
@Devils_Rancher Sounds like you're all about that bass!
... I'll show myself out.
@Devils_Rancher Two strings worked pretty well for Chris Ballew in Presidents of the United States! http://inthequeue.com/cbnet/articles/9703BassPlayer.htm
@banjo Interesting- he’s using the 2 middle strings, also tuned up a major 3rd, so a higher register. I want just the E & A strings, to remove the temptation to overplay on songs that need just roots.