Sweet Prat 11 String

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  1. Danukenator

    Danukenator Kane's Bane

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    Garry Goodman posted these pictures to the O4P facebook page. I'm a total sucker for basses/guitars where the upper horn overlaps the fretboard.

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    Also, unless my eyes are playing tricks, the spacing of the bridge pieces increases as the strings get thicker. I assume this is to maintain a constant string spacing despite the increasing size of the strings.
     
  2. ixlramp

    ixlramp SS.org Regular

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    Thanks so much for posting this, what a stunning instrument!
     
  3. gs_waldemar

    gs_waldemar New Member

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    I suppose you will always look like a little monkey when playing THAT unless you're 10 foot tall and you have shovels for hands.
     
  4. skeels

    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Now THAT'S a lap piano!
     
  5. Zeno

    Zeno SZ Hunter

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    Jeebus. That thing is huge. I can only really see that as a touchstyle instrument, but hey, to each their own.
     
  6. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands WONDERFUL

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    You could land a plane on that damn thing.
     
  7. in-pursuit

    in-pursuit SS.org Regular

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    GAStronomical.
     
  8. Malkav

    Malkav Washing your dishes.

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    Are those the .Strandberg* bass bridge pieces?

    EDIT: Nope, it actually doesn't appear so on closer inspection.
     
  9. JaeSwift

    JaeSwift Of Blood and Sawdust

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    Chrome ABM Headless bass bridge tuners.

    Wonder why the builder opted to leave such string length behind the nut until' they reach the headless saddles?
     
  10. JPhoenix19

    JPhoenix19 Playing life by ear

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    That's no guitar, that's a space station!
     
  11. ixlramp

    ixlramp SS.org Regular

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    From the name i assume it is a shortscale ERB, that would explain why it looks so wide and why the body looks so big and reaches to the 9th fret. It will be at NAMM. The wide flat back of the neck is delicious :)
     
  12. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Excuse me sir but it appears someone put guitar strings on your coffee table

    (sick workmanship though)
     
  13. pratbasses

    pratbasses pratbasses

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    Yes, the string spacing is 16mm side to side of the strings. So center tcenter have no regular spacing. I think this is the most natural feeling for big ERB's.
     
  14. pratbasses

    pratbasses pratbasses

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    ETS headless bridges
     
  15. pratbasses

    pratbasses pratbasses

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    Scale is 33" to 30"
     
  16. Moaki1188

    Moaki1188 New Member

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    how much does it approximately cost?
     
  17. jonajon91

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    This bass is old as balls! ... old balls!
     
  18. Danukenator

    Danukenator Kane's Bane

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    ...Well I did post this in January.

    EDIT: To be fair, this was a necrobump
     
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    Yup. me being a genius again. :wallbash:
     
  20. yingmin

    yingmin Parker ├╝ber alles

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    Seriously, at what point does it no longer make sense to call something a "bass"? This thing looks like it goes well up into guitar range, if not even higher, regardless of how low it also goes.
     

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