|Blackcatbones ||01-06-2013 02:22 AM |
First post. some questions about six string
Years ago I got my first bass. I was REALLY attached too it for about a year but then I lost interest. I found five string bass too restrictive. I am looking for bass that can be played like a standard guitar for variety. I saw a six string the other day playing the sound I have been looking for. I was wondering if six string bass has the same finger and note poaitions as a guitar and how close to lead guitar style can a person play on a six bass? Thanks!
|pauliebass ||01-06-2013 02:30 AM |
A 6 is tuned in all 4ths. A guitar has a 3rd between the 4th and 5th strings, so the Fingerings will be different. You could tune it like that if you want I guess.
|MelodicExp ||01-06-2013 02:31 AM |
a 6 string is tuned to standard B- BEADGC. but playing lead licks has more to do with skill then how many strings you have, look up victor wooten. he plays a 4 string most of the time but he can make it sing man. good luck
|Hobobob ||01-06-2013 02:41 AM |
There are 6 string basses tuned like a guitar, usually called a bass VI. The majority of modern 6'ers, however are tuned in 4th's. And +1 to skill being your only limitation. Play what you want to play, but don't assume you need a certain type of bass to be able to do that. Just practice! :) BTW, I own an Ibanez 6'er and I love it.
|Jazz Ad ||01-06-2013 02:47 AM |
What you are looking for is a baritone style 6 string bass.
It is basically a big guitar tuned one octave lower.
Common models are:
Danelectro 6 string bass
|Hobobob ||01-06-2013 02:50 AM |
schecter makes a model (or used to make one) as well, I believe called the Hellcat.
|bassteban ||01-06-2013 02:50 AM |
You could also string a sixer piccolo- in fact, w/the variety of string gauges available nowadays, there's almost no limit.
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