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 Post subject: I Think I Want a Bass Balalaika!
PostPosted: February 13th, 2017, 9:12 am 
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This guy sounds great. Question is, where to find a lefty?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV66fWW ... 9284701371


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 Post subject: Re: I Think I Want a Bass Balalaika!
PostPosted: February 13th, 2017, 10:34 am 
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Holy spit! That's amazing hahahahaha!!!!

From the description: "What if Lemmy played Balalaika in Led Zeppelin?"

You know what? I can't disagree with this particular crazy Russian.


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 Post subject: Re: I Think I Want a Bass Balalaika!
PostPosted: February 13th, 2017, 10:51 am 
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I saw a post on TB about these!
Very cool indeed!
From what I've heard, the big ones like the one on video are normally made with 3 strings and the 4 strings one could be custom ordered from a manufacturer in St Petersburg, Russia.
Don't know for sure but this is what one of the guys on TB said.
https://www.talkbass.com/threads/contra ... a.1189813/


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 Post subject: Re: I Think I Want a Bass Balalaika!
PostPosted: February 13th, 2017, 2:03 pm 
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The first time I ever saw one of these was in a Russian rockabilly band called the Red Elvises.

I am curious how well they project acoustically comparatively to an upright.


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