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higher octave basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by clanner, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. clanner

    clanner Token Black Guy.

    Apr 27, 2005
    ummmmm, marietta GA
    what can you tell me? I've searched and I can't find much on tenor, baritone,and piccolo bass? I'm intersted because I already play several instruments and I'm also a history buff. I wan tto know everything I can about my instrument and its' history and different designs

    thank you.
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Tenor basses were created a few years ago by Victor Wooten...they're just a regular bass strung A, D, G, C.

    Piccolo basses were created in the 70's by Carl Thompson and Stanley Clarke. They're strung an octave higher than a regular bass, like the lowest 4 strings on a guitar.

    There is no baritone bass. There is, however, a baritone guitar, which is tuned B, E, A, D, F#, B and has a slightly longer scale length than a regular guitar.
  3. clanner

    clanner Token Black Guy.

    Apr 27, 2005
    ummmmm, marietta GA
    thank you. this info is invaluable to me.
  4. Keef


    Jul 3, 2003
    Hollywood, CA
    Didn't Stanley do that also, years earlier?
  5. LeTrull


    Jun 10, 2005