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Origin of the Low C# String

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by lakiehelena, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. lakiehelena


    Aug 2, 2005
    Marketing & PR, Lakland
    Bassist Anthony Jackson is credited with developing the first electric 6-string bass and the low B string and Jimmy Johnson was one of the earliest users of
    this low B string.

    Stanley Clark gave the bass world the
    first Piccolo electric bass (a 4-string electric bass
    tuned an octave higher than standard bass) and bassist
    Bill Dickens gave us the first low F# bass string.

    Now the bass world has a low C# string. According to my research, bassist Jauqo III-X was the originator.

    Any additional info on this topic is greatly appreciated.
  2. Garry Goodman

    Garry Goodman

    Feb 26, 2003
    Yes, Jauqo's .195 C# string also makes for a mighty fine C0 down to Bb00 string as well. I recorded with it last year and it is quite useful.
    If you are interested in some other factual info, please PM me.