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Anyone play a 3/2/1-string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fluke, Jan 25, 2003.

  1. Fluke


    Jul 20, 2002
    If anybody here plays a three or less-string bass. What prompted you to pick it up? What kind of opinion have you gotten from other players? How do you tune it? Is there anything you really can't or wouldn't do on a 4-string? I for one know i'll never want four strings on my balalaikas...
  2. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i often only play one string at a time, sometimes two at a time, and rarely three at a time.
  3. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    haha same here JT. Just out of curiousity, did Presidents' inspire this thread (2 string bassist) Fluke?
  4. I play a 3+2+1 string. :D
  5. I know Tony Levin had a 3 string bass.
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I play a I play a 3+2+0 string & a 3+2-1 bass
  7. mark beem

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

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Yeah, he lost that one in a fire.. Sad too that was a sick bass!!!!
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I've played a 3 string. I used it for 2 songs.

    (My G string broke)