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Anyone like wide 7 strings?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassteban, May 20, 2005.


  1. Dreaming out loud again. I like wide spacing, but I'm at my current limit on 6. Does anyone here play 7(or more :eek: )w/wide spacing? I'm talkin' 3/4" at the bridge.
     
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    Brad Johnson once owned this Surine-it doubled as an ironing board.
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  3. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I think Brad has at some point in his life owned every bass ever made, hasn't he??

    :D



    (Love that Zon fretless!!! :hyper: )
     
  4. daofktr

    daofktr irritating, yet surly

    Feb 15, 2005
    aurora, IN
    sorry, bassteban....my conk's are set at 5/8"
    :(
     
  5. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    Hit my limit at 6 as well, although I always much prefer a wider spacing. My hand cramps up if the spacing is too narrow. . . sorry, not so relevant to the thread topic, I'm just a bit bored. :help:
     
  6. I don't mean to imply that what I like is superior, by any stretch of the imagination. I'm not in any position to be 'considering' a 7, but we all dream, don't we? So I was just curious as to whether I would want to go for the insanely-wide-for 7-strings 3/4" spacing, or if anyone ever has. :meh:

    -but 5/8"? FIVE EIGHTHS??? That's just wrong. ;)
     
  7. Totally revelant- I'm interested in any thoughts on spacing at or about my current 'comfort level', more or less(6 strings). My problem w/narrow spacing is bumping into the wrong strings all the time. :bassist: -oops :bassist: -oops :bassist: -Aaaah, that's it!
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Seems like it sometimes but there are a bunch of basses I've never owned and some I'm sure I'll never own;)

    That Surine is 19mm spacing. One more string than I really cared for but I got a stooopid deal on it. My AJ6 has even wider spacing. I prefer wide spacing... and sixes over sevens.
     
  9. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Nah...got four 5's with 5/8 spacing (well, 16.5mm which I think is the same). I like it; I feel like I have more control over the instrument. It does seem like most like a wider spacing tho. A buddy of mine here has a 6 with 3/4" spacing and I can't even begin to feel comfortable on it. :eek:

    Been thinking of building a 6 with a nut of 2" and heel of 3"...might be interesting. :eyebrow:
     
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  11. Marcus Willett

    Marcus Willett

    Feb 8, 2005
    Palm Bay, FL
    Endorsing Artist: Bag End - Dean Markley - Thunderfunk
    Thanks...you don't wanna know the spacing on my piccolo. ;)

    Actually, it's about the same. Originally I tried putting the 5 piccolo strrings on a regular 4 string neck. That was too tight even for me. I ended up having Karl Hoyt build me a 31" scale neck that was just a bit wider than a 4; worked out great. :hyper:
     
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Ummm... 3/4 = 6/8. That's one more;)