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You thought you had a Floppy B

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by oniman7, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. oniman7

    oniman7 Supporting Member

    So I ran across this band I had never heard of and decided to try listening to them. They are progressive metal and the trend is to have 8 string guitars and 6 string basses and drop tune them. Check out that shot at 0:41... his string looks like a wet noodle. Pretty cool bass lines and he manages to make it sound alright, but I couldn't help but laugh.

    Side note, I can't often tell the bass line from the low guitar part.
  2. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Previously Profania_bass Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    Aahh Hacktivist, what a band. What a floppy string. I like what's coming out of the UK with this while progressive metal movement recently.
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  4. Fenwick


    Dec 9, 2012
    Beyond Creation. 8 string guitar, 6 string fretless. Uberflop from about 1:50 for both instruments and a sweet bass solo to boot around 4:17.

  5. That "slow-mo floppy string" is all over metal and hardcore videos.

    Liferuiner. Gibson Ripper bass, I think they play in C, not sure.

  6. NelsonNelson


    Sep 25, 2011
    I have a floppy D...
  7. Wallace320


    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy

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  8. DwaynieAD

    DwaynieAD Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2010
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    my band plays in drop A. used to drop that far on my 4 string music man with the E string.

    bass cam at 1:23 its not too floppy, but that is on the 5 string dropped to A
  9. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I think we are seeing "rolling shutter effect" on the instrument strings in that video. It's a digital sensor processing error in digital cameras.

    Here's a mild example:

  10. Fenwick


    Dec 9, 2012
    I think we are seeing "rolling shutter effect" on the instrument strings in that video. It's a digital sensor processing error in digital cameras.

    Rolling shutter is caused by side-to-side movement of cameras with CMOS chips. The video you linked incorrectly labels the effect as 'rolling shutter', even though the camera is stationary.

    The effect your seeing, specifically with the videos you and I linked (and NOT the others) is caused by a high shutter speed, likely 1/1400 or higher. Because the sensor captures light/motion for a such a brief moment (1/1400th of a second) it can capture the strings full range of motion (oscillation) throughout a sequence and see what are eyes cannot.

    In all seriousness, the OP's link had a floppy B, but both our links' effects are realted to shutter speed and not string tension (though Beyond Creation do tune their 8/6 strings down a full step).

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