*That* 24 string bass is for sale

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  1. ixlramp

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    Chris (of Kalium Strings) is an internet acquaintance of mine and likes this meme so i'm not insulting him with this.

    He's selling *that* bass, the Prat Basses WTF24 'Godzilla' 8x3 string bass.
    One of the most hated basses in existence, perfect for upsetting the lynch-mob of peasants with their 4 prong pitchforks.
    Yes it will be expensive.
    If anyone is interested PM me to get in touch with Chris.
    But partly posting this because i love that meme.
     
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    Whoever buys this should be required to record at least one entire album with it, as soon as possible.

    Just out of curiosity (because I don't have enough kidneys to afford that), do you know the tuning? I can't imagine all of the strings are double octave courses.
     
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    33" scale
    Neck Through Body Construction
    7 piece Wenge and Ipe
    24 Frets
    Ipe fingerbaord
    2 truss rods (this neck is solid!)
    2 Nordstrand Humbucking "MM" Style pickups
    Dark Glass Tone Capsule pre-amp (3 band)
    Custom bridge that has individual string intonation
    Maple wings
    Flame maple top and back
    Hipshot Tuners
    Kalium Strings
    Deep emerald Green finish with Bio-hazard inlay on back of upper horn

    Yeah with some confirmation by MFKitten i think it is:
    F3 F3 F3
    C3 C4 C4
    G2 G3 G3
    D2 D3 D4
    A1 A2 A3
    E1 E2 E3
    B0 B1 B2
    F#0 F#1 F#2

    So triple octaves whereever possible, up to a limit of D4 which is roughly the highest you can tune on 33".

    Note this bass will be very expensive.
     
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    Sounds amazing and i'm 100% behind his philosophy.
     
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    The bridge is awesome (1:48)! Love that thing for being insane, stupid and an impressive instrument.
     
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    I want that so bad I can taste it. (Natch) But I saw his post about the price (which is totally fair, btw) and I knew that a currently non-gigging bedroom player such as myself has no business spending that kind of cash on an instrument. I have a 12 string bass, which is a lot of fun, and this thing would be EPICALLY fun, but alas, it will not be mine.
     
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    someone please let clay lespool know this is available...
     
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    Scott Fernandez has a 6x3 18 string by the same luthier.
    I'm noticing he seems to be using an open drone string plus fretted notes within a single string course.
     
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    I'm surprised it took eight posts in this thread before Scott Fernandez was mentioned!:lol:
     
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    Seems like Davie504 has it now. Makes a cameo at the end. Hope to see a good video of it soon.

     
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    ^ Nice I'm glad it sound a new home. It's quite the instrument.
     
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    I came to post that too. Pretty cool, looking forward for his next video about it
     
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    Nice F#0.

     
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    Pretty cool to hear it in a song proper. I was always intrigued by this thing, and that dude is definitely a fitting owner for it.

    Out of curiosity, would anyone happen to know how much it'd cost to restring this guy? lol
     
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    Haha that's awesome. I love Davie504's videos and agree he seemed like the perfect owner for such a ridiculous beast. Seems like he's having a blast with it.
     

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