6 strings!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Davidoc, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. What's with C strings??? They can't even get the G right!
  2. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Just a guess but it might be the way C strings don't match tonally with the rest of the strings on some basses. I've seen this a lot on sixes, sound like a bass with a guitar string.

    Then again, if he really meant G on a C string, that's a fretting issue;)
  4. I kind of know what he means. On some of the longer scale basses the G and C tend to get a little tight and "twangy", IMO, and apparently his. On some basses it seems to be a trade off between the B and the higher G or C.

    Though on all the high end basses I have played this doesn't seem to be an issue. The Conklins have good high strings all the way up to the F. And the F bass and Dingwall 6 strings I have played had sweet C strings. I tried a few "cheap" 6 strings, and the C and B tended to sounded sterile and without any real definition. IMO, mind you.

    I guess it is as variable as having a good B. Some like it and some don't.

  5. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    I dunno, I played basses with C strings on it and I loved them! I rather have a C then a B I think. Thats just my opinion since I like to play very high note things. but thats just me:rolleyes: