Felix Martin made a name for himself over the years with his wild double-neck, extended range guitar compositions. Martin’s technique relied heavily on a tapping technique for two-necked guitars, and now he’s translating that method and configuration over to bass.
Felix Martin has now introduced his line of 8, 10, and 12-string double-necked basses in partnership with FM Guitars. Much like Martin’s guitars, the basses are configured as double 4, 5, and 6-string basses. While they’re certainly set up for the ultimate tapping experience, you can also play the basses as you would a normal bass.
You can also play them with like, a fish or something – there aren’t any illegal bass methods. Do whatever you want.
“Playing two guitars or basses simultaneously opens up many more possibilities on the bass such as being able to play new chords, stacked chords (close voicings), chord-melody, percussion techniques, dual melodic ideas, new ‘shred’ techniques, etc.” said Martin.
The basses start at $1,600 and are available through the FM Guitars website as custom orders. Learn more about how to order here.