Billy's double necked bass

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Billy's double necked bass

#1 Post by shader » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:41 pm

Teh double neck bass on the Astoria DVD, IIRC, has each neck tuned differently... one is E A D G and the other is B E A D

Now... why wouldn't he just get a one necked 5 string bass??

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#2 Post by spcastlemagic » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:16 pm

Because it's infintely less cool looking :wink:

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Re: Billy's double necked bass

#3 Post by Roy Boy » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:46 am

shader wrote:Teh double neck bass on the Astoria DVD, IIRC, has each neck tuned differently... one is E A D G and the other is B E A D

Well, that's what I learnt today!

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#4 Post by jmchambers5 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:03 am

Because he wishes he was a guitar player and he's in Steve Vai's band.

And I think I get gear envy from my guitar players, imagin having Steve over there with a triple necked heart guitar. You'd have to get a double neck just for people to notice that you're up there.

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#5 Post by RAI » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:54 am

Billy has had that bass since the early Mr. Big days.....
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Re: Billy's double necked bass

#6 Post by EVO 555 » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:08 am

Roy Boy wrote:
shader wrote:Teh double neck bass on the Astoria DVD, IIRC, has each neck tuned differently... one is E A D G and the other is B E A D

Well, that's what I learnt today!
me too but he uses that bass in bad horsie and bad horsie is in drop c hmm :?

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#7 Post by shader » Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:24 pm

yeah, he plays it in the F position.

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#8 Post by evandlh » Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:29 pm

yep, that's what he said on the commentary of the Astoria DVD and it just looks so cool.

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#9 Post by ultrazone_seeker » Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:14 pm

the answer is probably because (a) he doesn't need the low B string in every song, and (b) it's probably a lot easier to rip up the way he does on just 4.

just my guess though.

btw, is is just me or would it be interesting to see Billy playing a Stick?

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#10 Post by jmchambers5 » Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:58 pm

ultrazone_seeker wrote:btw, is is just me or would it be interesting to see Billy playing a Stick?
Only if by interesting you mean out of tune.

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#11 Post by Balex the Shizzle » Sun Feb 27, 2005 3:35 pm

erm, yeh, erm, how do you play a stick?

itd have limited sounds as far as i can tell

SNAP

CRACK

and

'OW, WHO THE HELL JUST HIT ME WITH A STICK'
:lol:

tho really, what u mean by a stick?

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#12 Post by ilych » Sun Feb 27, 2005 5:02 pm

The Stick

it is, as denizens of the internet might say, "teh r0x0rz and teh l33tz0rs."

(Translation: it rocks, and it's difficult to play.) :D

It sounds more like "widdly widdly widdly nyeeoowm bow-ba-dow-ba-widdly widdly" :guitar

the only way to play one is by 2-handed tapping EVERY NOTE. Shred-tastic.

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#13 Post by jmchambers5 » Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:06 pm

Ahh, I assumed he meant like an electric upright bass. Bass players call those stick basses too, and I thought that's what he meant. I retract the out of tune statement.

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