4 5 6 7

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by air4me2, Apr 16, 2002.

  1. 4 string

    47 vote(s)
  2. 5 string

    33 vote(s)
  3. 6 string

    26 vote(s)
  4. 7 string

    27 vote(s)
  1. air4me2

    air4me2 Guest

    Feb 19, 2002
    If you were shipwrecked on an island with only ONE bass,, would you rather it be a 4, 5, 6 or 7 string?
  2. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    I said a 7 string even though I don't have one (yet). I would have plenty of time to learn it and then I could pay some crazy ****.:)

  3. same reason why i picke it only problem no amp not strings if you break the strings
  4. Casey C.

    Casey C.

    Sep 16, 2000
    Butler, PA, USA
    4 string. I have a 5 string right now and I don't even use the B so...
  5. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    6 tuned EADGCF. Good luck hearing the B and/or F# with no amp. :D :D :D
  6. DanGouge


    May 25, 2000
    I voted 4 string, but if I was actually stranded on a desert island I would prefer to have a satellite phone if it's all the same.:D
  7. I'd go for the 7 because you can play chords on it too.
  8. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Off topic: Geshel, your Hanewinckel 6 fretless is looking AWESOME!!!:D

    Sorry, I digress.;)

  9. jvasquez18


    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13
    no offence to your greatness but i think you can play chords on a 4 string, too.
  10. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    5 is for me. Love the low B. :p
  11. 5'er for certain!
  12. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    I'd go for a 6er. I'm a 5 string guy, but having a C string for the occasional diversion is fun, too. And I don't have to mute it.


    James Martin
  13. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Seven for certain. Like Geoff said, I would have plenty of time to learn it. And if it were the only bass I had access to, I would be forced to learn to play it well.
  14. Tronictq


    Jan 23, 2001
    I would have a 5 string double bass!!

    yeah, you would hear that low b well.

  15. jvasquez18


    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13

  16. ... but Jaco was never stranded on a desert island

    I have 4 basses, and only one is a 5er. I guess I'm a traditionalist. I love my 4 string P basses. What can I say?
  17. Jeff in TX

    Jeff in TX Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2000
    Lone Star State
    I agree! Can't wait to see the finished product!

    Oh, and I'd stick with a 5... and a solar powered amp.

  18. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Thanks guys! Yeah, me too. Hopefully I'll get some more pictures to put in the official "Everybody drool over Taylor's new bass" thread soon. :D

    Back on topic - despite what I said, I voted for 4-string. Always been easier for me to jam away, strumming etc on 4 than 6.
  19. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    How could you get any gigs on the island? I sure hope it's a Tacoma acoustic otherwise it will be so quiet!
  20. red-hot-bassist


    Sep 18, 2001
    i havent voted yet as i really dont know, i am happiest with 4 string, (small hands and no inclination to go for a 5) but then a seven could perhaps mean than i would be kept away from boredom from almost double the legnth of a time that a four string would.
    i dunno,

    is the 4 string a stingray, if so I am sold!!b;)
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