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Leo Lyons and a Double Sided Bass

I’m surprised I’ve never seen this – a video that’s been out since 2010. In this video, Ten Years After bassist Leo Lyons shows off a unique bass built by Inspire Instruments.

We’ll let Leo explain:

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Adam Mallett

Adam Mallett

That’s bizarre, but intriguing!

Andey Firebird McFarlin-Tomonaga

That would certainly eliminate the need to carry an extra bass to gigs.

Doc.Hoc.

Doc.Hoc.

What a amazing instrument, right when I thought I’ve seen it all I aint seen nothing yet.

mojobass

mojobass

Tha amazing Leo Lyons….The Bass guitar is a bit odd,but Leo’s work with Ten Years After is really something special.BASS ON,Leo!

Dave Ferguson

Dave Ferguson

Wondering how you would handle the interference of the second set of strings with your thumb? Would it slow you down, mess with your intonation…. ??? Do you slot between the other strings to get a purchase for your thumb? Or ride on them… confused…

David

David

Cool idea but look how thick the neck looks like a 2×4. Plus while playing the fret less side you would be shredding the hell out of you hand on the fretted back side back