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    Default krappy bass?

    Any opinion about these simple basses?

    http://www.krappyguitars.com/index.html

    Yup, mostly 2 string and some 3 string basses.

    I don't have experience with traditional guitar bass "per se", however I played viol da gamba for years in college (an obscure renaissance bowed 6/7 stringed instrument played in quartet/quintet/sextet) that used skinny gut string for "fret markers" (I thought they were real frets until I started playing ukulele and found out what *real* frets are supposed do). When I sang in front of an orchestra once I got to play with around with a double bass and that was pretty easy to get used to.

    I'm just considering grabbing a 2 string fretless to play with, one of their more conservative "punk basses" might be interesting.
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    I've played bass for 32 years. I looked at their website, and I thought some of them were really cool looking. And the prices are certainly nice! Their EUBs and Touch models looked really interesting.
    And really... do you NEED more than 2 strings on a bass? Well, ok, SOMETIMES I guess you do, but as I've gotten older I've realized that I am never going to be Chris Squire, so my playing has gotten simpler. MOST of the time...
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    I don't have an opinion on them, but there's a thread on TalkBass with over 600 posts that may be of help.

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/kra...s-klub-469936/

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    I dunno, they look like Krapp to me. I would spend my money on a regular bass. There are fretless ones available.

    You could play the viol da gamba as a bass. We have a local band that uses one for the "bass". Here are some pictures of them.
    http://www.runawaystringband.com/photos.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by KamakOzzie View Post
    I dunno, they look like Krapp to me. I would spend my money on a regular bass. There are fretless ones available.

    You could play the viol da gamba as a bass. We have a local band that uses one for the "bass". Here are some pictures of them.
    http://www.runawaystringband.com/photos.html

    Bill
    gambas are too rich for my blood. From what I remember a gamba bass starts at like 2500USD or so. Also where I live an instrument like that would be extremely prone to cracking.
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    Despite mine, yours, or anyone else's opinion, they do have a bass named the "Hassel-Hofner"... that's got to count for something

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    Quote Originally Posted by cianoday View Post
    Despite mine, yours, or anyone else's opinion, they do have a bass named the "Hassel-Hofner"... that's got to count for something
    That's AWESOME!!!

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    Those look like fun!
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    My grand pa order a one string bass shaped guitars like a shotgun. He might order a travel neck through bass with detachable wings. These guitars would be fun. I did specially for Kevin of Krappy Guitars a week after he delivered my new Twiggy 4 electric upright bass to me.
    Last edited by Fryderyk; 02-25-2013 at 08:01 AM.

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    Lots of cool bases like these on cigarboxnation.com. Basically electric bass dulcimers. Whether you make with actual cigar box or not, same basic designs.

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