ZZ Prime’s Elwood Francis took to social media over the weekend to debate the headline-grabbing 17-string bass that he used throughout a current present.
He unveiled the outsized monstrosity through the Nov. 5 present at Huntsville, Ala., utilizing it for set opener “Acquired Me Underneath Strain.” Whereas many followers merely laughed off the ridiculous-looking curio, different famous the similarities between Francis’ 17-string bass and the customized 18-string Ormsby guitar owned by YouTuber and musician Jared Dines.
Dines not too long ago addressed the similarities on Instagram, posting an image of Francis with the caption, “I am unable to with this … when ZZ Prime makes use of a ripoff model of my 18-string guitar from some web site. It even has ‘JD’ on the twelfth fret LOL.”
Francis, who changed Dusty Hill following his demise in July 2021, then addressed the “controversy” in his personal Instagram publish. “Nicely now … I believed I would use this bass a few times for no different cause than amusement,” he wrote. “It is such a strikingly absurd instrument. We might all snicker after which transfer on to one thing else. Nevertheless, it is gotten an excessive amount of consideration to not speak concerning the man that truly got here up with the concept: Jared Dines.
“The bass I play is a Chinese language made POS. It is a mid copy of one thing he performs and he is most likely all pissed off,” Francis added. “I do not know if he designed it, however the cat’s an incredible musician and sees me enjoying simple-ass bass traces that I might play with one string, whereas he has labored up music to utilize the rattling factor. Dude has moved past the 17 string and I would counsel checking him out simply to see what he does with it.
“I simply hope he has a humorousness,” Francis concluded.
Fortunately, Dines does certainly seem to have a humorousness. “Not pissed in any respect!” he commented on Francis’ publish. “I believed the image of you enjoying it was photoshopped at first. I really like that it is actual! Guitars are modified and remade on a regular basis, I am glad you had enjoyable with it.”
Francis responded in flip: “Dude, I can’t consider you play this stuff!! We thought it was a joke however then discover out about you and watched some movies. Bravo motherfucker! The joke’s on me ‘trigger I’ve to play that bootleg piece of shit.”
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Francis defined the origins of his new instrument to UCR final week: “I used to be doing night time web looking [and] turned up an image of this loopy 17-string bass,” he stated. “I despatched an image to Billy [Gibbons], and we laughed about it and made some jokes about really attempting to make use of it.
“A couple of weeks later, after I had forgotten about it, Billy exhibits up with [the 17-string bass],” Francis continued, calling the state of affairs “a kind of ‘maintain my beer’ moments.”
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