|InternetAlias ||03-19-2013 04:32 PM |
What's your favorite string?
I don't mean the brand, I mean, B? E? A? D? G? ...C?
I think every decent bassist has something he could call a 'favorite string', which he likes the most because of timbre, or ease of playing, or something :D
The question might seem awkward, but I think it'd be an interesting thing to discuss, especially when explained why. Aside from position and 'what the song really needs', we all have preferences on 'which string to play this note on?' if we have to choose.
To me it's mostly D (60 in my case) - it is just perfect on my fingers and the position it is on my jazz is very delightful to play. Yours?
|JoeWPgh ||03-19-2013 04:38 PM |
Funny. I saw the thread and was going to sarcastically say D, because, well it is.
|InternetAlias ||03-19-2013 04:41 PM |
My friend (he plays a piccolo 6 string bass - which is otherwise called a *****r) says his favorite string is 4th, thus, D. What's so special about D? So far, 100% of us have voted D! Also, to add on to my reason for liking D the most - using the A string as a thumbrest feels so natural in the position I play!
|Joe Louvar ||03-19-2013 04:42 PM |
lol, I was going to sarcastically say G strings :D - but seriously, I don’t have a favorite.
|InternetAlias ||03-19-2013 04:44 PM |
You don't have a favorite or you never really thought that you enjoy playing on one string the most? :D
|maxbass ||03-19-2013 04:45 PM |
|Joe Louvar ||03-19-2013 04:53 PM |
I liked my old homebrew one sting bathtub bass, it could have been a D - but seriously, I really don’t favor any one string over another.
|HuntYouDown ||03-19-2013 05:00 PM |
"A" string is my favorite thickness/timbre.
|SasquatchDude ||03-19-2013 07:07 PM |
Love my LaBella 760FL "A" string.
|Veldar ||03-19-2013 07:09 PM |
I like B the most, but I'm falling for the E and C at the moment.
Don't really have a favourite, but if three of 'em broke and I was only left with one string, I'd want it to be the "A"
|Doner Designs ||03-19-2013 07:30 PM |
Originally Posted by Joe Louvar
lol, I was going to sarcastically say G strings :D - but seriously, I donít have a favorite.
It took a whole 4 posts for this one to come up. You beat me to it. :-)
|redhed ||03-19-2013 07:32 PM |
Kinda taking a liking to ERNIE BALL's new cobalts....
|FourBanger ||03-19-2013 07:32 PM |
A from the fifth fret up sound best on my bass, combination of attack and tone is killer. But as always the open E gives it a run for the money.
|Righteous Thunderer ||03-19-2013 07:34 PM |
|redhed ||03-19-2013 07:35 PM |
Oh sorry! Didn't read it first!
|Flashback Bass ||03-19-2013 07:38 PM |
|halfjackson ||03-19-2013 07:43 PM |
I love all of my strings equally.
|walldaja ||03-19-2013 08:08 PM |
E but on a five string. A on a four.
|Rusty G String ||03-19-2013 08:14 PM |
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