It’s usually a pair of legs that turns heads;
Not a double-neck bass guitar
Published: Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Updated: Thursday, November 1, 2012 11:11
This guitar looked super fucking badass even if he would’ve never played it.
Whenever I watch Saturday Night Live I usually go and make a snack since the live musical performance can be heard all the way in my kitchen. But when Muse came on right as I was standing up from my couch, I immediately sat back down because technology and music were rocking out right in front of me.
Christopher Wolstenholme—the bassist for Muse—played a doubleneck bass made by Misa Kitara. The custom bass was an electronic bass on top, and a traditional bass on bottom. This guitar looked super fucking badass even if he would’ve never played it. Just another example of how Muse will create an extra element of precision to their live performance as well as theirnew album The 2nd Law.
The custom double-neck bass looked like it was attached to a Guitar Hero guitar, and instead of strings or buttons on its body, was replaced with an iPad. The futuristic prototype looked like it would’ve never been played, but Wolstenhome slapped and rubbed it like it was the most normal bass in the world.
This custom guitar embodies a moment in music history akin to other events that most college students weren’t alive to see. The double neck electric guitar was introduced to rock back in the early 60s with a Gibson EDS-1275. It begangaining fame when Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin began playing it. Page needed a double-neck guitar for the epic song “Stairway to Heaven” because the song required him to switch guitars on the fly.
The reason why this is so awesome is because Wolstenholme didn’t just use this custom bass to look badass, it is completely necessary for the song that allows him to switch back and forth during the song.