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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Golem » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:15 pm

Paul DeLano wrote:Image

:hid:

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Digging a little deeper ... might say "picking at the scab" .....

A Boingo prototype and a Boingo stripped to 'au natural'. Notice
that the two stack knobs are absent on the stripper.
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Rob Francis » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:27 pm

The proto also looks a little like Gumby's pregnant wife.
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Paul DeLano » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:06 pm

Rob Francis wrote:The proto also looks a little like Gumby's pregnant wife.

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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Rikhi » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:15 pm

Does anyone have any plans, or can they get the plans for this bass?
Or the Guitar version? I'd be interested in trying to get a friend to build it for me.
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby steveonbass » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:55 am

Rikhi wrote:Does anyone have any plans, or can they get the plans for this bass?
Or the Guitar version? I'd be interested in trying to get a friend to build it for me.


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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Rikhi » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:49 pm

Sorry this is weird, I thought I posted that comment in a Gittler Guitar thread!!!! What's it doing under Ernie's Balls?!
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby harleyyy » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:39 pm

Rikhi wrote:Sorry this is weird, I thought I posted that comment in a Gittler Guitar thread!!!! What's it doing under Ernie's Balls?!


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Re: Strange Basses

Postby bobbydevlin » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:32 pm

Here's another finger eater.....2001 Shamray P-05 Prototype 8 string inspired by the early sketches of John Entwistle's Dragon's Wing which was also brought to fruition by the fabulous Wickershams at Alembic! This one is oddball in that the octave string is beneath the basss string changing the octave string dynamic more than you would think.....makes it easier to tune without using a pick, though ! Incredible luthier skills are rampant on this product of good ole U. of S.S.R.....Moscow, that is ! Enjoy! [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Golem » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:26 pm

bobbydevlin wrote:
This one is oddball in that the octave string is beneath the basss
string changing the octave string dynamic more than you would
think.....makes it easier to tune without using a pick, though !


+1

I had three 8-stringers and couldn't unnerstandt howcum they
wanna hide the octave string behind the bass string ... at least
thaz the effect for us fingerstylers. I came to the conclunktion
that these were meant to be played with a pick.

I filed the saddle notches way deep for the bass strings so that
they no longer "hid" the octave strings [hadda raise the saddles
a whole lot]. Major immmmmproooovamint ! ! !


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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Rob Francis » Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:13 pm

Brian G wrote:The above picture is NOT a 'prototype' Gittler bass, but is a COPY of a Gittler bass that was made from some photographs.

It gives a rough idea of what an actual Gittler bass looks like, but has several significant errors.

The Gittler bass was available to anyone who had $700 and were built on a 'on demand' basis. There were definitely two made, with a possible third that hasn't been accounted for, so - while it was a limited run of two or possibly three, it technically WAS in production.

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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Brian G » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:38 pm

That isn't a Gittler bass, it appears to be a Fleishman bass.
I'm not knowlegeable on all basses, but that one looks like it has enough info acompanying it to enable you to research it.
I am, however, very familiar with the Gittler bass, as I own one.
In an interview, Gittler says that he made three basses. I have one and I know the owner of the other. The existence of the third bass has never been verified.
There is an old quote online about Miroslav Vitous having one, but it's not mentioned on his website.
I will try to contact him, and I'll post the results here.
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby GonzoBass » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:24 am

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Re: Strange Basses

Postby GonzoBass » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:41 am

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Fender Deluxe 24 Fret Jazz
EBMM Stingray Natural/Maple
Xavier Custom 6 String
Ibanez AEB10K Acoustic
Dean Rhapsody 8 String
Carvin BK2A Fretless
Gibson EB3 (Project)
Epiphone Newport EBS
Synsonic Half Scale
Fender Mandolin
A couple Flea Ukuleles
and a few guitars...

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Small-
GK MB112 combo
Medium-
GK MB500
GK 2x10 Neo
Large-
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GK 1x15 RBS

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Re: Strange Basses

Postby MoBeach » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:44 am

That's just plain old ridiculous, nine identical necks/basses? Pointless [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]
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Re: Strange Basses

Postby Sloom » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:36 am

MoBeach wrote:That's just plain old ridiculous, nine identical necks/basses? Pointless [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]



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