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    Default Anyone play a celloblaster?

    Ive been intrigued by the Schecter cello blaster for a while, kind of an electric cittern/mandocello....

    I didn't know if anyone had any experience with them, all of the youtube videos are pretty "shreddy".... I was kind of looking for a 5ths tuned electric guitar....

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    Default Re: Anyone play a celloblaster?

    Uh, I have two of these as well..

    What do you want to know?

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    Default Re: Anyone play a celloblaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by delsbrother View Post
    Uh, I have two of these as well..

    What do you want to know?
    I'm looking at the "strat-ish" version with one angled bridge pickup. I will tune it cgdae.

    Wondering how well they do clean and jazzy tones. Also may use it for playing CCW at church....

    My tenor banjo and guitar are a B&D special II and blueridge br-60, how does the longer scale compare? How far apart are the first few frets compared to a standard guitar?
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    Default Re: Anyone play a celloblaster?

    There's only one Korean humbucker in mine, and it's in the bridge position, so smooth and mellow would not describe the tone. There were later versions of the Celloblaster, the C5X (Strat) and A5X (pointy), that often came with two pickups. Might be better choices for tonal variety.

    The scale is LONG. Going from TB or even guitar to this will be literally a stretch. It does the low rumble emandocello thing well, because that is what it was designed to do. It wouldn't be my choice to play clean and up the neck.

    If I were in your position, I'd get a cheap Strat and experiment with fifths tunings. OTOH, if you really want the scale and low tone, the Schecter can be had fairly cheaply - most people don't know what they are and feel Schecters are only worth a couple hundred bucks. Most, by this stage, have been through the wars as well.
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    Default Re: Anyone play a celloblaster?

    Thanks for the advice, I think I'll probably go the strat route....

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    Default Re: Anyone play a celloblaster?

    What is a celloblaster? Is it similar to a 5 string bass guitar? Sorry for the ignorance. Just curious.
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    Default Re: Anyone play a celloblaster?

    I've got one for sale, if you're interested... Lots of fun, but I rarely play it.
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    I modified a fender squire bullet into a 5 string . I do not play it much but it was fun to make . lots of bottom end . the low C is a bit flubby kind of like a dropped D on regular guitar . I did upgrade the tuners ,nut , bridge , pups ,pots and switches . which cost way more than the guitar did . the body of the squire is MFD board ( sawdust and glue ) with a hard plastic like shell which made it hard to modify . before modifying to 5 , I did have it tuned in fifths FCGDAE but the F was a bass string .
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    Default Re: Anyone play a celloblaster?

    Check out this Ebay link for a used Squire Telecaster with narrowed neck:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electric-Bar...3D151455796719

    This is the company which makes them:
    http://soaresyguitars.com/

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    Very sweet guitars on their website.

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    Just a head's up, there's a conversation over on the tenor guitar side about the new Eastwood Tenor Baritone from their new crowd funded custom division. Trying to round up enough folks to make a deposit to get them made (around 6-8 more brave folks with $150 to deposit by the first week of January). Check it out at:

    http://eastwoodcustoms.com/projects/...or-baritone-2/

    26.25" scale, single coil neck pup, mini humbucker bridge pup. Cello tuning would probably be ideal, but I'd like to try dropping it down it GDAE (mando down two octaves).

    I love my Eastwood tenor and am really excited about this. If anybody decides to jump on the bandwagon, sound off over on the TG thread:

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/sh...Tenor-Baritone

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    Default Re: Anyone play a celloblaster?

    Was hoping someone would propose something in this program, but I wish it was a 5 string.

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    Default Re: Anyone play a celloblaster?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeomando View Post
    I've got one for sale, if you're interested... Lots of fun, but I rarely play it.
    Did you ever put this is the classifieds? Just curious. I'm intrigued with all this talk about baritone guitars now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeomando View Post
    I've got one for sale, if you're interested... Lots of fun, but I rarely play it.
    Do you still have a Celloblaster for sale?
    I've been playing a strat minus the high E string for twenty some-odd years and think a baritone five string sounds like a good thing.

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    Default Re: Anyone play a celloblaster?

    To do the easy, cheap conversion to CGDAE tuning, the drop tuning strings work very well:sorry to use the guitar center website for the link, the D'addario site doesn;t seem to list them: drop C Strings

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    Default Re: Anyone play a celloblaster?

    Yes, I still have the cello blaster for sale. Pm me if interested.
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