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How many guitar soloes NEED a high E

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by bass_drum, Apr 11, 2005.


  1. bass_drum

    bass_drum

    Feb 13, 2005
    Alberta,Canada
    I've started doing guitar soloes on my bass, and I'm considering gettign a 5 stringer or a 6 stringer to hit those high notes. If I got a 5er itd be EADGC ,a 6er, EADGBE or EADGCF. I know the 6er will cost more, so If I dont need one I wont get one. So is that last high string neccesary for a lot of guitar soloes, or should I be ok with a 5 stringer?





    ~JB~
     
  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    If you want to play in the guitar's register('to hit those high notes')...why not buy a guitar?
    DOH!
    ;)

    BTW, sax solos transfer pretty well over to the bass.
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Or just play artificial/false harmonics to get the high notes!? ;)
     
  4. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Through the help of the technique section here I recently learned how to do pinch/false harmonics.....brings a whole new level to my playing....

    man...especially through my new big muff...throw some wah in there.....bam
     
  5. Approximately 26,067,564,543.
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member


    Please can you express that as a percentage of all guitar solos!!











    ;)
     
  7. That would be probably damn near 100%! :D