How to play on an 18 string bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Recklessnative, Mar 14, 2004.


  1. Recklessnative

    Recklessnative

    Mar 8, 2004
    Belgium
    i recently found a pic of an 18 string bass but i still can't understand 1 thing, HOW are you supposed to play on it???


    greetz
     
  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Well, if you have a pic, then you can see and figure out easier what I say. The 18-string is 6*3: a six-string, with two octave-strings for each string, close enough so that you can hold all three down with the fretting hand. To play it, you can try fingerstyle, but most people I have so far seen use picks.
     
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Some more pics - though it says 12string bass page, there are other basses, too, and links

    http://www.12stringbass.com/

    Oh and BTW:
    WELCOME to Talkbass! ;)