Saturday, 5 September 2009

Prometeus 10-string bass
This is a Prometeus 10-string bass, currently on sale on eBay.

I've said it before and I will say it again. If you want that many strings just buy a harp!

C'mon bass players... how can you justify all those extra strings? I've heard a lot of BS about these instruments opening up new avenues of sonic exploration, but I've never heard a decent piece of music played on one. Admit it - it's just a silly fad amongst some bass players to see who can have the most strings.

Just check the demo video of this particular instrument on YouTube. Now, can you honestly tell me that the highest strings on this beast are truly useable? Come to that the sub-bass is pretty ropey too, so it's only really the strings in the centre that are truly playable.

The seller, who I assume from the way he writes is also the builder, admits that he himself is really a 4-string player. He must be assuming that there is someone out there daft enough to buy this thing.

G L Wilson

NB: There are a lot of blogs STEALING content and bandwidth. If you read this anywhere else but on then you are reading a blog that STEALS content. Please support original bloggers!

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts with Thumbnails