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6 String Bass Help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PinkFloydDan, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. PinkFloydDan


    Jul 4, 2005
    I have recently fallen in love with playing the 6 string. I bought one of the discounted Peavey 6 strings from Musiciansfriend and noticed I had a problem playing the G and C strings...

    I couldn't figure out if those two strings needed to be raised, if it was just a playing issue or if all the strings needed to be raised, some lowered....who knows...

    Does this sound like a familar problem that says the bass needs slight adjusting or does it sound like I just need to practice playing it more???

    To me, it felt like it was a heigth problem...I didn't recall having this problem playing while sitting..

    Thanks for any help
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    If it doesn't feel right, it needs to be adjusted. Take it in to be set-up. Explain to the person what YOU like. If you like low strings, go for low string. I personally like them as low as possible without buzz.

    It's all you bro, it's all you.