Extended Range Bass Club Thread (Part 2)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Nov 29, 2010.


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  1. BUMP and a number request, although I don't keep track of clubs in my sig anymore...

    2003 MIM P-bass tuned F#BEA...

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  2. Matt, did you get bored of EADG (a full octave lower)?
     
  3. Well, I bought these strings and slapped them on my thunderbird at first, with the intent of using that tuning. The set is from Circle K (.182, .136, .100, .076) and they aren't big enough for a full octave down, so I tuned them up to F# and have been very happy with it. Even happier with them on my P-bass. Sounded like crap on the Thunderbird. Maybe I'll go for the full octave down sometime later this year, but for now, sticking with F#.
     
  4. Sounds good, man. That's my plan for the Dingwall (F# standard) and to use the Detuner to hit E for a project I'm working on.

    Originally I was going to go for D, but that's for another time.
     
  5. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    Metal Matt # 123 :cool:

    Current list:

    000 - john turner (ERB Godfather)
    001 - pointbass
    002 - MTMTEX
    003 - sei24bass
    004 - madbassplaya
    005 - BIG CHEETO
    006 - Thunderitter
    007 - embellisher
    008 - JAUQO III-X (director of C#0 division)
    009 - spade2you
    010 - voodoobassist
    011 - Pstewart
    012 - Gothic (ERB Club Emeritus)
    013 - tjclem (luthier discount )
    014 - CraigG
    015 - elros
    016 - CrispyDelicious
    017 - James Hart
    018 - El-Bob
    019 - Baird6869
    020 - paulo silva
    021 - Jon Busuttil
    022 - Thunkinfunder
    023 - uglybassplayer
    024 - BillytheBassist (ERB Club Emeritus)
    025 - Flintc
    026 - ehque
    027 - fullrangebass
    028 - Mark Wilson
    029 - Out of Toon
    030 - Bryan R. Tyler
    031 - Darkstrike
    032 - jkdahlman
    033 - Ben Lesser
    034 - demolisher
    035 - Ric5
    036 - Brian7StringNY
    037 - Fret18
    038 - Honk'n Down-low
    039 - NoobOnRoad
    040 - GorillaSalsa
    041 - King V
    042 - 7string
    043 - The Insane
    044 - Lokire
    045 - realbadgroove
    046 - 6stringbassist
    047 - Stealth
    048 - Lo end PUNCH
    049 - FissioN
    050 - [email protected]
    051 - 82Daion
    052 - RLK
    053 - AlCaldwell11 (awesome player)
    054 - ChiliPepper
    055 - Bygde
    056 - Krause
    057 - Gard
    058 - AndersonJ
    059 - edbutler3
    060 - Gawd
    061 - eekmeg
    062 - Steelpulz
    063 - CrippleMrDanion
    064 - 7StringBassist
    065 - samt
    066 - matthewfoote
    067 - MistaMarko
    068 - bThumper38
    069 - Juneau
    070 - Anthbass
    071 - Boss Bass
    072 - xjeremiahx
    073 - Krause
    074 - BSR6P-Bob
    075 - bstringkyle
    076 - Ziltoid
    077 - Mudfuzz
    078 - Triarii117
    079 - Jonah
    080 - Bassius
    081 - doublebassdude
    082 - Hyperfreak
    083 - Gbassman815
    084 - JOEP054
    085 - Bassman7PM
    086 - T. Alan Smith
    087 - bassicmelodies
    088 - Sandu
    089 - zaubertuba
    090 - Laklandlover
    091 - pratbasses
    092 - milkman-27
    093 - TheKingOfPain
    094 - giocomini
    095 - glen9
    096 - Mark Roberts
    097 - SchecterLover
    098 - that-guy
    099 - Dooms
    100 - ToleranceEJ
    101 - Basssuperfreak
    102 - Distant Cousin
    103 - nlerohl
    104 - dakpluto
    105 - Bipslapper
    106 - BinkyBassist
    107 - bronzehydra
    108 - Flaked Beans
    109 - Triad
    110 - reniwren
    111 - nervous
    112 - Bollenator
    113 - bajerovaquero
    114 - acedabone
    115 - kevin newsham
    116 - boyet
    117 - Sebek-Ra89
    118 - FretlessMainly
    119 - j-raj
    120 - Thrill-House
    121 - Funk Metal Bass
    122 - SamirBass
    123 - Metal Matt
    124 - souportuges
    125 - blablas
     
  6. souportugues

    souportugues

    Mar 22, 2011
    Music City
    I'll take a number.
    I have wanted a fifth string since the first time I played with another person, I just love getting under them and coming back up to it.
    That said, I found/find myself never using the G. Never. EVER. Sooooo, I started stringing my 4 string basses with the bottom 4 of a 5 string set (BEAD). "No detuning here, I needs me some tension!" Just takes a second to get the nut right, a quick adjust, and you're ready to roll. First bass I did it with was a cheap fretless SX, I've never looked back.

    Currently, Thunderitter is finishing my latest (Wishbass #1229, shortscale).
     

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  7. Can I get a number please?
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  8. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    #124 - souportugues & #125 - blablas :cool:

    Nice basses :bassist:
     
  9. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
    Interesting basses blablas, who made them?
     
  10. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
  11. I made them myself.
     
  12. Ed Goode

    Ed Goode Jersey to Georgia Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Acworth, GA
    ixlramp #126 .... Welcome :cool:

    And to everyone, definitely check out the link to subcontrabassist .... it's a very informative and cool site

    Updated List:

    000 - john turner (ERB Godfather)
    001 - pointbass
    002 - MTMTEX
    003 - sei24bass
    004 - madbassplaya
    005 - BIG CHEETO
    006 - Thunderitter
    007 - embellisher
    008 - JAUQO III-X (director of C#0 division)
    009 - spade2you
    010 - voodoobassist
    011 - Pstewart
    012 - Gothic (ERB Club Emeritus)
    013 - tjclem (luthier discount )
    014 - CraigG
    015 - elros
    016 - CrispyDelicious
    017 - James Hart
    018 - El-Bob
    019 - Baird6869
    020 - paulo silva
    021 - Jon Busuttil
    022 - Thunkinfunder
    023 - uglybassplayer
    024 - BillytheBassist (ERB Club Emeritus)
    025 - Flintc
    026 - ehque
    027 - fullrangebass
    028 - Mark Wilson
    029 - Out of Toon
    030 - Bryan R. Tyler
    031 - Darkstrike
    032 - jkdahlman
    033 - Ben Lesser
    034 - demolisher
    035 - Ric5
    036 - Brian7StringNY
    037 - Fret18
    038 - Honk'n Down-low
    039 - NoobOnRoad
    040 - GorillaSalsa
    041 - King V
    042 - 7string
    043 - The Insane
    044 - Lokire
    045 - realbadgroove
    046 - 6stringbassist
    047 - Stealth
    048 - Lo end PUNCH
    049 - FissioN
    050 - [email protected]
    051 - 82Daion
    052 - RLK
    053 - AlCaldwell11 (awesome player)
    054 - ChiliPepper
    055 - Bygde
    056 - Krause
    057 - Gard
    058 - AndersonJ
    059 - edbutler3
    060 - Gawd
    061 - eekmeg
    062 - Steelpulz
    063 - CrippleMrDanion
    064 - 7StringBassist
    065 - samt
    066 - matthewfoote
    067 - MistaMarko
    068 - bThumper38
    069 - Juneau
    070 - Anthbass
    071 - Boss Bass
    072 - xjeremiahx
    073 - Krause
    074 - BSR6P-Bob
    075 - bstringkyle
    076 - Ziltoid
    077 - Mudfuzz
    078 - Triarii117
    079 - Jonah
    080 - Bassius
    081 - doublebassdude
    082 - Hyperfreak
    083 - Gbassman815
    084 - JOEP054
    085 - Bassman7PM
    086 - T. Alan Smith
    087 - bassicmelodies
    088 - Sandu
    089 - zaubertuba
    090 - Laklandlover
    091 - pratbasses
    092 - milkman-27
    093 - TheKingOfPain
    094 - giocomini
    095 - glen9
    096 - Mark Roberts
    097 - SchecterLover
    098 - that-guy
    099 - Dooms
    100 - ToleranceEJ
    101 - Basssuperfreak
    102 - Distant Cousin
    103 - nlerohl
    104 - dakpluto
    105 - Bipslapper
    106 - BinkyBassist
    107 - bronzehydra
    108 - Flaked Beans
    109 - Triad
    110 - reniwren
    111 - nervous
    112 - Bollenator
    113 - bajerovaquero
    114 - acedabone
    115 - kevin newsham
    116 - boyet
    117 - Sebek-Ra89
    118 - FretlessMainly
    119 - j-raj
    120 - Thrill-House
    121 - Funk Metal Bass
    122 - SamirBass
    123 - Metal Matt
    124 - souportuges
    125 - blablas
    126 - ixlramp
    127 - Dr. Eagle
    128 - jay tay
    129 - MelodiousThump
     
  13. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    that's some straight up talent! Do you have a thread about your process of building either of them?
     
  14. No not yet, I'm still not sure if I want to do this, I'm not a luthier and all my builds are done because when you are lefthanded there isn't that much available, certainly not for the price I can build them for myself.

    For the seven string I've got enough photos of the building progress.

    For the six string I don't, this was an recent upgrade build of the bass I made 15 years ago.
    I converted it to fretless with a new fingerboard, put a nice piece of topwood on it, thinned down the neck and body, and also did some other small improvements and modifications, but I didn't take that much photos during this conversion.
     
  15. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    I think that it would be a great addition to the luthiers forum, informative and useful to others that might want to make one for themselves... even if you don't fully consider yourself a luthier, you did in fact build your own bass.
    :D
     
  16. Question from someone with no experience on ERBs.. Anyone use octave strings on here? I was thinking EADG, a full octave lower, but eight string with standard eadg strings as the octaves. Besides being a whole lot of string, wouldn't that sound huge?
     
  17. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    I asked in the 8-string (octave) club thread, and nobody had tried it. I suspect you'll need to seriously adjust the between-string spacing between octave strings so that they don't smack against each other.

    I'm going to take a piece of plywood, some spare tuners, and a spare pickup this week and make a testing facility to try it out with my old Octave4Plus strings to see more or less what kind of spacing would be needed to pull it off. I'm rather curious too. If it doesn't work out so well, I'll try it with a guitar-sized E-string, so there will be a two-octave gap.

    EDIT: Pinewood (a 2x4). Plywood wouldn't really be necessary.
     
  18. Sweet, keep us updated!
     
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    Can I get my number? Here is one of my 6 strings...
     
  20. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    I have a question for the 6 string bass players. What kind of music do you play with your 6'ers? I got my first 5 string bass back in December of '09 and I really like the extended lower range. I have never thought that I was the "kind of player" who would do justice to a 6 string bass, but lately I'm intrigued by them....and I don't know why.

    For some reason I have this idea in my head that a 6 string bass would best serve those who are more into a solo type of playing...and I am NOT a solo type of player.
     
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