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Metall_pingwin

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#1 9 years ago

Would somebody be kind enough to explain those to me? I never quite figured out what they're used for. Is it a six string and a bass in one? Is it used for different tunings?




FireStormz

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#2 9 years ago

One neck is a 6 string and one neck is a 12 string. Jimmy Page is the most famous for using them.




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#3 9 years ago

That's actually what reminded me, I saw a picture of him on Yahoo flaunting that guitar and it got me wondering again.




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#4 9 years ago

Yeah he used a signature SG double necked

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Metall_pingwin

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#5 9 years ago

This thing still looks like a pain to play. I feel like I'd keep bumping the other neck with my hands.




KeNDaLL2000

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#6 9 years ago

I would assume you probably would play both of them at the same time by doing hammer-ons on the necks which would take some talent....i still think playing bass is harder.....




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#7 9 years ago

They're not all 6 and 12 string. Some are, but some are just different tunings, some are a 6 and a 7 string, some are 6 string fretted, 6 string fretless, some have a whammy bar on one, and standard on another, different pickups, all sorts of options. You don't play both at once.

Steve Vai also has a [COLOR=Blue]triple neck guitar[/COLOR], one is a 6 string with whammy, one is a 6 string fretless, and one is a 12 string).

Except in some cases if you do a lot of tapping you do play more than one neck at once, see Michael Angelo Batio and his ridiculously stupid [COLOR=Blue]quadruple neck guitar[/COLOR]

There's also a few guys who make [COLOR=Blue]5-neck guitars[/COLOR]. Those are just unnecessary...

Basically what it boils down to is being a showoff, and wanting all sorts of tone and options in one guitar.




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#8 9 years ago

Haha, I saw that guy play the "double guitar" and I thought it was ridiculous. This is just WAY too much.




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#9 9 years ago

I thought they were just there to look cool.:lol: Im more of a Shecter man anyway.




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#10 9 years ago
Razgriz1928;4642565I thought they were just there to look cool.:lol: Im more of a Shecter man anyway.

For the most part, I'd say yes that's true. Few musicians do actually utilize them to their full potential though, where as some try, but don't realize one effect pedal will get the sound they want, and end up looking like a jackass when they play 2 chords on the other neck :rolleyes:




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