Quadruple Neck Bass Guitar Solo (With Only One String Per Neck)

March 21, 2018


This is a video of musician Dave504 performing a solo on a bass guitar with four necks, but only one string per neck (previously: his 15-string electric bass slapping performance). Minus the difficulty in playing it, can somebody explain to me if/how this sounds different than a single neck with four strings. Does it have something to do with the pickups or the size of the neck itself? Or because everything is further spread apart? Or does it not sound any different? I'm tone-deaf and not very good at music. Or math. Or art. "Or writing." I'm just the worst.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks again to Christian, who included a couple of lines from 'Free Bird' in his tip, which did not go unappreciated.

  • Guitargeorge1

    But he made you look! Not sure I could tell if I listened to it blind...

  • sizzlepants

    The main difference with this and a traditional neck is with the bottom neck which doesn't have frets (the little metal bars to define the notes). Normally your instrument would have frets straight across, though it's possible to get fully fretless instruments as well. The main difference with a fretless instrument is a smoother more rounded sound (especially if you slide the notes). The intro to Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb is one of the easiest / clearest examples of that sound.

    Having the distinct tones contained within a single instrument is actually rather novel, though I'm really not keen on the split neck.

  • David Betz

    Yes, he's got talent but, c'mon, that's just silly.

  • disqus_mgVLMzsYSd

    I'm never impressed with this stuff. Take the bass and lay down a good groove and foundation for the rest of the band and let it rock.

  • Extraordinary

    I love davie504! This guy is really groovin

  • TheQiwiMan

    I can appreciate the talent on display.

    But I also think it's kinda dumb.

    Like how I feel about Mariachi Bands.

  • Bling Nye

    "Yeah, yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn't stop to think if they should."

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