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  1. BKS

    BKS Senior Member

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    Oldskoolrob Senior Member

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    WTF....kewl!
     
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    Tuning that has to be a bitch.
     
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    judson Senior Member

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    tuning would be easy...finding a case prolly impossible

    string change? does ernie ball make 11's for that ? :dunno:

    im in...do they make a gold top or a burst?

    all kidding aside...that thing would be a blast trying to play, no bs

    Indigo Jones....lol

    9 frets ? i could play it....
     
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    Steven Senior Member

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    No Bigsby ?
     
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    Does it come with a case?
     
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    Gut strings on that one and tuning not that easy i guess. Try getting that one in your car.... Gigbag on your back going under a bridge . But i Love the sound coming from those
     
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    MooCheng Senior Member

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    interesting instrument,
     
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    I was a theorbist for years. It's a lot of fun to play, but my case was steel and shaped like an enormous coffin. People on buses used to ask me what was in there.

    "My mother," I said. "I take her everywhere with me."

    Tuning was a nightmare. I played a lot with baroque orchestras and chamber groups, as well as performing occasionally as a soloist. The hardest thing was probably learning to play figured bass continuo. That's where you get a bass line and have to improvise four-part harmony on the spot in the appropriate style. OK with, say, Montiverdi, but no fun at all with Bach.

    When I moved to Japan, I sold my much-loved and much-played theorbo. Now I've learned to build instruments, I'll probably make another one of these days.
     
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    Gig bag...
     

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