5 string players with a high C

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by babaseen, Oct 1, 2010.


  1. babaseen

    babaseen Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2001
    Boston, MA
    Did a search and did not find much. I'm interested to find a list of 5 string players that use a high C rather than a low B. Want to hear some music in any genre that shows creative playing on a 5 string with a high C. (please no 6 string examples)
     
  2. Steve Swallow was the 1st player I ever heard of that used a Hi C on electric, Matthew Garrison really popularized.
    Hi C 5 string has been more common in string bass circles for quite a while but no players come to mind
     
  3. Grantrudd

    Grantrudd

    Jun 26, 2007
    Boston MA
    Check out Tony Grey or Janek Gwizdala. both are amazing players, and play E-C
     
  4. Faithless

    Faithless

    Aug 3, 2009
    Yep, Gwizdala was the reason why I switched to E-C, and haven't looked back since..

    I'm curious, why Hadrien is still caught up with B-G thing..
     
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  5. Archaeobass

    Archaeobass

    Dec 12, 2008
    I thought Hadrien strung E to C?

    Ray Riendeau strings some or all of his 5's E to C, if I recall.
     
  6. doesnt vic wooten use E-C?
     
  7. John Paul Jones.
     
  8. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Inactive

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    He uses a few different tunings. I believe he plays his cover of norwegian wood on his tenor bass, which is strung A-C.
     
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