I was watching some extended range bass videos on YouTube and was wondering if some of these things really should be called basses anymore. I'm not talking about 5 or 6 strings but these 9,10,11, and 12 string beasts that have almost an entire guitars range along with the traditional EADG. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with these instruments but it seems like their primary use is quite different from how someone would use a traditional bass and since some of them have more "untraditional" strings than traditional ones should they have their own destination? I'm thinking they would fit in more with the "stick" instrument rather than other basses. Maybe "fretted harp" would be an accurate description? Please don't take this post too seriously and if you play a bass with tons of strings please don't take offence (just started playing a sixer myself). I just thought this might make for an interesting conversation. Unless of course it's been brought up before in which case forget I mentioned it haha.