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6 string bass (a. k. a. low octave guitar)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Foxton, Sep 26, 2001.


  1. Foxton

    Foxton

    Jul 12, 2000
    Hi everybody.
    Can anyone suggests an affordable 6 string bass guitar in the manner of Fender Bass VI or Burns "Barracuda"?
     
  2. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Danelectro makes one that wouldn't drain your wallet completely.
     
  3. I have a Danelectro Baritone I'll sell you if you want one.
     
  4. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    That's not the same thing. A baritone guitar is tuned a fifth lower than a regular guitar. A low octave guitar is tuned an octave lower (duh) than a regular guitar.

    I'm not being a smartass here, I too thought they were the same thing until the great Jeff M Bell pointed out the differences to me in a thread here.
     
  5. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    BTW, the Danelectro site www.danelectro.com have some sound samples of their "6-string bass", if you're interested.
     
  6. Foxton

    Foxton

    Jul 12, 2000
    Thank you.
    I've heard the sound files. This 6-string bass sounds really bright.
    Anything with a bassier sound?
    How about the Music Man Silhouette Bass Guitar?
    Did anyone heard or played it?