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7 Strings?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kat_Mia, May 27, 2004.


  1. Kat_Mia

    Kat_Mia Guest

    May 7, 2004
    Dorset, UK
    I'm doing a musical on my double bass and there's also another bass guy, he's got a 7 :eek: string! So, I guessed the extra 2 strings could be B and E, like an acoustic but what's the 7th? :confused:
     
  2. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    Some are B-E-A-D-G-C-F
    Some are F#-B-E-A-D-G-C
    Some are B-E-A-D-G-B-E
    Etc. You can tune it however you want. Do a search, there are plenty of threads related to this.

    FYI mine is tuned B-E-A-D-G-C-F
     
  3. Kat_Mia

    Kat_Mia Guest

    May 7, 2004
    Dorset, UK
    It's crazy!! I can only just about manage 4!! I'm guessing you could *possibly* play chords too? :confused:
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Do you mean a 7-string Double Bass or Bass Guitar?

    The former would be quite extraordinary - latter, quite "common" !! ;)
     
  5. Kat_Mia

    Kat_Mia Guest

    May 7, 2004
    Dorset, UK
    Bass guitar! Sorry!
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Oh well...I've lost interest now!!





    ;)
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Chords, tapping, harmonics... Whatever you can do on a four you can do on a 7. The advantage comes with the greater range at which you can do them.
     
  8. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.


    LOL, I could see that coming!
    Lots of people play extended range basses, Hell, A few people here have 7,8, and I think a few 9 string basses. The sky is the Limit.

    There is also the Chapman stick, and other stick basses.
     
  9. cods

    cods

    Sep 16, 2003
    i tune mine: BEADGCF.
     
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    my 7's are tuned b-e-a-d-g-b-e, f#-b-e-a-d-g-c and e-a-d-g-c-e-a. my 8's are tuned f#-b-e-a-d-g-b-e.

    [​IMG]

    :hyper: heh :hyper:
     
  11. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    John

    What kind of case do you have for the double neck, i dont ever think i have seen one?.
     
  12. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    And whats your cat tuned to? :D :D :D
     
  13. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    heh heh. actually, while most of the above is true, i do have a case for the doubleneck. it came with a soft case, and i have worked out a nice deal with calzone, they made me a sweet ata flight case for it. it's actually a beautiful case, burgundy red with "champagne" colored interiour. wonderful.

    still, i often don't use any case because the case won't fit in my car. good for travelling, though.
     
  14. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    I love those two 8-strings with the single humungous MM-style pickup. Man, that's some serious range there.
     
  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    C, of course. heh
     
  16. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Well, if you accidentaly step on its tail, you will get a whole lot more range out of it! Sorta like an fx pedal :eek:

    :D

    j/k :D
     
  17. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.

    LOL, I actually laughed at that one!


    JT, I still love that one Second the the left, the "Goopy" one, and the one on the far right! My fav's of yours!
     
  18. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    JT, You need a Crazy Conkie 4 banger! Almost every bassist has ONE 4 banger!

    But if you are already an extended range bassist (No duh, you are) it may make you sloppy as hell!