Guitarsite Forums Guitar Discussion Guitar Two-string bass “inspired by aliens”!

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  • #22129
    glw
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    #http://www.pouringrain.co.nz/band_profile_02.jpg

    “The E and the A string is all a bass player should need to do the job properly. If you want to play fancy stuff on the skinny strings then you should be playing lead guitar. I also have another standard bass that I have pulled the d and g strings off the guitar but it has no impact live like this beast.”

    So speaks bassist Cary Moore of the band Pouring Rain, who would appear to be from new Zealand.

    http://www.pouringrain.co.nz/music_2string.htm

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    • #71681
      1bassleft
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      5-strings are a piece of the proverbial. OK, I sometimes turn the wrong tuning key. Better still, the git-player says “give me an A” and I hit the “E”. HST, I found the B a ton of use. If nothing else, it saves a quick sprint down the board sometimes.

      Since I got one, all the new songs have used that string in some way.

    • #71709
      glw
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      That’s nothing, I have a 3-string guitar. (Presidents of the USA style guitbass!)

    • #71695
      Tim
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      I don’t know if my fingers (or memory) could cope with 5 strings…even my guitar is now a 4 string!

    • #75779
      1bassleft
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      Tim, my entry-point was the charmingly titled thread “this board sucks” 😯 . Who knows what my search was aimed at? Anyhoo, I agree with you – I haven’t played with my G-string for a while (I can hear Lee and Mike sniggering)…

      Changing a EADG to a BEAD is no big deal. Alter the nut, waggle the saddles. Better still (you’re a righty, aren’t you?), get a cheap 5-string. They’re all over the Fleeb for £120. I have to say that, once I got a fiver, all my four-strings gathered dust.

    • #75807
      Michael
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      until hollywood sees it and dreams up some tacky alien must join a band concept. i’m in line now.

    • #71717
      glw
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      [quote=”HigherPerspective”]never heard of that. It looks kickass. How much did it cost?[/quote]

      Oh come on now!

      It looks silly.

    • #75856
      Tim
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      I know this thread has been dead for ages but I thought I’d randomly post as this was my entry point into the ‘Guitarsite Forum world’ don’t know why the heck I was searching for 2 stringed basses on Google, guess the ‘spirits’ must have got to me…

      Tim.

      p.s. That is a kick-ass bass, I’ve always wanted a 4-string that I could set up as BEAD instead of EADG, I fail to see the point of the G-string (on a bass!) bring on the B.

    • #71734
      HigherPerspective
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      never heard of that. It looks kickass. How much did it cost?

    • #75819
      lee_UK
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      Bulsara has gone to greener pastures, probably Harmony Central discussion board, that guy on the 2 string definatly looks Australian, look at his eyes, they are saying ‘England are going to take back this Ashes!’
      roll on thursday.. 😈

    • #71518
      Michael
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      Good to hear about Dwight…

      Haha Buls might see that and pipe up now 🙂

    • #71525
      lee_UK
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      I Mailed Dwight a couple of weeks ago inviting him back but he said he was too busy, but he did say he was going to return someday.. Bulsara just wanted the Glory of the millionth post or whatever it was.. 😆
      i think you should strip him of his title and put it back up for grabs 😆

    • #71504
      Michael
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      Well if he is… he should speak up 🙂

      Differences aside – he knew a fair bit. Even if he came up against some pretty strong criticism.

      Likewise for Dwight – he won’t have to worry about any delayed messages now, I’d like to see him return.

      We know where 1bl is – but where are folks like Bulsara at the moment – surely they can’t all be holidaying 🙂

    • #71534
      lee_UK
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      😆 nudge nudge.. hey what ever happened to the very annoying youngwasp?? do you think he is still lurking out there somewhere??

    • #71496
      Michael
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      haha

      Just you wait 😛

    • #71514
      lee_UK
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      Had to be from the southern half of the world, New Zealand?? isnt that where you are from Mike? , well New Zealand-Australia it’s all the same country is’nt it? 😆 neither of them can play Cricket or Rugger 😆 😆

    • #71503
      Michael
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      Ah didn’t see you had posted this before I popped it in “And Finally…” yesterday GL – would have given you the credit for pointing it out.

      That thing could certainly take an eye out on stage 😯

    • #71531
      1bassleft
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      😆 , Well, I play a 5-string – so whaddoIknow? Looking at it, I see the point(s). No need for the D and G, but that setup certainly comes in handy for drying shirts for work next morning. Just drop them over, et voila! No ironing required.

      You’ll think I’m mickeying, but this bit is true. I once saw a two-string bass (about a year ago) on Fleeb listed as left footed. That’s right, the idea was you peeled the socks off and plucked with the left piggies that hadn’t gone to market, and fretted with the right piggies that had also rejected the capitalist system in favour of laying down a groove.

      It was so barmy, I actually put a bid in but got out-done by some (frankly, silly) bidders. I wish I’d saved it all for future historians but, believe me, it really was out there. My right foot’s going through scales even as I type.
      1BL

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