I was inspired by Zosimovs Thread (can be found here www.abovetopsecret.com...) to tell you all about an instrument that
is not well known, and is a total mind F*ck for those who have never seen it. I'v had the pleasure of being good friends and regular "jammers" with
one of the players in the followings videos, and been able to play the Megatar myself (not a common thing, if you know this fellow...)
It's an amazing instrument, and something that would take even the most skillled guitar player years to even get a grip on...
Bare with me because i am terrible at making threads...
For starts, What the heck is a Megatar? Well, According to Wikipedia.. "The Megatar is a stringed musical instrument designed to be played with
two-handed tapping. It is manufactured by the U.S. company 'Mobius Megatar'"
They go on further to describe it as
The Megatar is a fretted instrument with 12 strings, divided in two sections of six, where one set of strings
is for bass and the other for melody. Both sides are normally tuned in fourths intervals. Other tunings and setups are common. The scale length is
similar to an electric bass guitar. It uses electronic pickups that should be connected to an amplifier to produce sound. The instruments have two
embedded, dual-action truss rods and a stereo 1/4" output. The Megatars are usually made with bolt-on necks. However, from 2007 all new instruments
are exclusively "neck-through". All models are either built from light-colored maple and alder or premium dark woods like mahogany, sapele, wenge
Also, I'll let this fellow explain a bit more...
So there it is.
Mr. Gonzales is pretty good, but lets look at some other players...
So those are some of my favorite Vids.. I'm sure there are "better" and more famous players out there, but not many.
Hope you guys enjoyed the vids, and learned something new.
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