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Strange Bass Gallery 12

Well, today is the 5th anniversary of the blog – and its also exactly 3 months since I last posted a Strange Bass Gallery. So, here’s a little something to rectify that: the first gallery of 2016.




Strange Bass Gallery 11

December is upon us. The year is winding down, but the basses aren’t gaining in normalcy. Rearranging letters from random DC comics suggests that Stig Pedersen is actually Sting from Bizarroworld.

Anyway. Duck!



Leo Lyons and a Double Sided Bass

I’ve never seen anything like this before. Here’s a video from Leo Lyons, the bassist for a British blues band from the 60’s & 70’s called Ten Years After. He shows us a different kind of double bass. Flip it around and there’s another working bass behind it. One side is fretless and the other is fretted. Amazing!

Double Bass! | Inspire Instruments | Leo Lyons

And here’s the article from No Treble where I just saw it:

Strange Bass Gallery 10

We’re in the thick of November and its a Friday, so you know what time it is? Its time for another spread of oddities and exotics from around the bass-o-sphere.


Strange Bass Gallery 9


Tomorrow’s the last day of October. So, for you ghoulish low enders out there – Happy Halloween! Its been a month and almost 3 weeks since my last Strange Bass Gallery. Here’s some stuff from the backlog:


Of course, you know… evil never dies…


Strange Bass Gallery 8

Its that time of the month again. No, not that time. The other one.


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Welcome to my garden of unearthly delights…


You know that can’t be the only warped apple to fall from the tree: