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Anyone make a 6 string bass E-E?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by telemike, Jul 9, 2003.


  1. telemike

    telemike

    Jul 7, 2003
    Anyone make a 34" scale six string bass strung E to E like an electric guitar? :confused:
     
  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Lots of companies have made baritone guitars. Fender.
     
  3. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Danelectro Long Horn
    Fender VI
    Elrick Baritone
    Jerry Jones...

    Tons of them out there, but I would just get a 34 or 35 inch Six string bass and buy the gauge of string that would allow you to do that on a larger scale. A proper set up is needed though. The notes will come out clean with the additional length, oppose to bari's that tend to sound brittle or muddy... IMO
     
  4. Fender did a japanese reissue of their 6 string bass a few years ago, with a 30" scale and 6 strings tuned E-E. Other brands have done the same thing, mostly 30" scales. Danelectro did one (discontinued now but probably still about), musicman do the silhouette, OLP do a budget version of it the MM5, Burns have just anounced that they are doing a baritone/ 6 string bass the barracuda. These are the main ones I am aware of. If you are looking for a longer scale length with that tuning I am not aware of any production models that fit the bill, thats not to say there aren't any, just that I have not seen them.
    Hope this is some help.
    :)
     
  5. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    If you want higher notes, why not go E - A - D - G - C - F, keeping the consistent tuning in fourths across the strings?

    If you simply want something you can play like a guitar but get a lower sound, an octave pedal and a guitar might be better...

    Wulf
     
  6. Just get a standard 6-string bass and a custom string set. :)

    Edit: I think John Turner tunes his 7-strings B-E-A-D-G-B-E (like a 7-string guitar but one octave lower).