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Does anyone use 6 strings anymore?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by pablomigraine, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses
    I dont ever see any up for sale here or on evil-bay....

    been thinking about trading / selling my EB MM Stingray 5 for a six string something.......

    Suggestions, thoughts?
  2. Diego


    Dec 9, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Depends...what sound are you looking for? Which scale lenght? What price range?
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    my main bass is a 6 for the last 2 years... maybe we all just don't sell them ;)
  4. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses

    Sound? hmmm........... punchy for sure, something that'll work well in a metal setting..... I've been very happy with the tone of my Stingray 5, something with a good midrange character that isnt "barky" but more "burpy"

    Scale? 35 is nice becuase I'll be tuned to A standard, but 34 is ok so long as it has a pickup placement near the bridge to get a little more tension on my right hand plucking....

    Price? $700 - $1000 used or new....
  5. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    I use a 6'er... there are plenty of SR506's on ebay. You're not lookin' hard enough for 6'ers.
  6. Diego


    Dec 9, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    My suggestions...

    Ibanez SR506 (small fast neck). Not a lot of tension on the B string

    Ibanez BTB...pretty good a bass, its a 35", bigger, beffier neck that the SR506.

    Overall best....get a Peavey Cirrus!
  7. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    My 6 is my workhorse.
  8. By not seeing them up for sale on Ebay or in classifieds, that should tell you that people ARE using them... not selling them ^_^
  9. BassTerd


    Aug 15, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I use a warwick corvette 6. It's been a real workhorse. Maybe because its the only bass I own. I just swaped out the electronics and it was good to go. You can pick one up used for your price range. I tried out some Ibanez 6's yesterday. They arent bad and in your range.
  10. learning_towalk

    learning_towalk Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2004
    Chattanooga, TN
    I love my Cirrus 6....it'll be mine until it can be replaced by a Fodera
  11. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses
    I tried the Ibanez 6 and like the flat radius board, but the fretwork and electronics were poopoo

    Peavey Cirrus gets alot of votes, I liked the sound of the Cirrus I tried, but the curved top pickups didnt leave me much to anchor my thumb to without raising them considerably...... Carvin anyone? Tobias? Spector Euro?
  12. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    I have a six to sell. It's quite a bit more than what you wanted to spend. But if you change your mind, then check it out in the Classified section "Roscoe SKB-3006 For Sale".
  13. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    John Myung uses a six.
  14. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I use 6ers. Pretty much exclusively.
  15. What kind of music do you guys with 6ers play?
  16. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA

  17. Would I be on the right track in assuming that most 6 string players are playing metal/prog or jazz fusion?

    I can't imagine seeing a 6er at a standard rock/pop or blues gig.
  18. No.

    You would be assuming.
  19. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I play pop punk covers on my six. Mostly.
  20. jzucker


    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Want to sell your old preamp?

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