13 string basses.

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13 string basses.

Post by lettsbasses » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:16 am

Hey NZ. I guess some of you may be interested to hear that I have a couple of orders for 13 STRING ERB'S! Here's a sneak preview of the basic design. I'm working with some very experienced guys to make this design completely functional all the way up to the Ab.
Rough specs-single cut shape, heavily fanned fretboard which I am experimenting with in order to get the most reliability and playability from the high strings. 6/7 headstock. Ebony fingerboard, natural finish for the first 2 instruments (nitrocellulose is optional on all basses).
Image neck through.
Image Nitro.
These mock-ups were made using full size physical templates.
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Re: 13 string basses.

Post by foal30 » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:01 pm

reckon Timi is going for that international money order right about now
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Re: 13 string basses.

Post by lettsbasses » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:47 pm

Tested some strings and scale lengths for the High Ab today. Rotosound .009 and .008. With a proper bridge I reckon I can get it to 27". Possibly more with stronger strings. More testing possibly, although I dont want to restrict the bass to certain string types so it does realistically look like a fan of 35"-27". Easy now. Jon.
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