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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by paniak17, May 12, 2004.
Any one have a picture of a bass with a C# string? Does it exist??? Sound clips anyone?????
Yeah there are a few guys on the board that have them. Do a search for 'low C#' and you should find some. I was never particularly impressed with the sound quality as it wasn't very musical but I think things will be better in the future. Could turn out to be a pretty cool idea.
No, such a thing does not exist
Check out adlerguitars.com... he has one of the few single cut designs that I really like. Although many many people will argue this until the end of time, I really don't find the C# note in and of itself to be very musical, audible, or useful.. I've found that for most people, anything below D on the B string is just too low. High notes on that string, however, are a different story.
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It depends on the context. I have never used a C# string, but I can see situation where going below D on a b string can have great effect. It just depends on what you are playing, and what the audience is used to. Also how cleanly it is reproduced. I know in Gospel and R&B, I like to go lower than a B. But that is what people have gotten used to hearing in those genres. It would take getting people acclimated to these notes that you feel more than hear. B Easy
My 4 string is set up as C#F#BE.
I originally had it as DGCF, but the guitarist I've been playing with tunes to dropped C#. As long as it's set up right, it plays good, and is intonated all the way up the neck.
Actually I think they are referring to one octave lower than that. But i may be wrong.
Why low C# and not F#?
Personally - I find a lot of low B sound gets fatiguing to listen to after a while.
The exception for me is Gary Willis for some reason. Probably cuz he's not just hammering it over and over.
There are quite a few basses out there with a low F# (below B). My Warr (for sale!) is tuned to a low F, and it sounds fine.
Yep, you are right. A candy for josh_m
Same here. Mike Kroeger bores me (not saying he's not a good bass player or anything) because of all his super-low playing. I find Gary Willis, and some others (let's not forget Oteil) very tasteful in their use of the low stuff. And JT's playing fits his music well as well.
heheh... I don't play that low, I've tooled around on my friends 6 string but really have no interest outside of 4 strings. I am buying a fretless 5 soon just because, I think it'll be fun to hit low C everyonce in a while. The closest I've come was playing a DB with a C extension for about a week.
man do i love playing low down on the B string... i imagine that you'd need some serious subwoofers and wattage to produce notes almost an octave below that.
how would a dbx 120xp or similar handle something like that?