piccolo?....pixie?.....goblin?......dragon basses....hmm

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Si-bob, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. i just happened to be seating on the toilet, reading my Richard Bona CD booklet, and i noticed that he plays a 'piccolo' bass on a couple of tracks....now essentially, i think i know what one is... a bass, but tuned an octave higher?, could be wrong

    could someone let me in on some details, or point me to some info

    happy thanksgiving to the american folk........still don't understand what its about :)

  2. please..............?
  3. Intrepid


    Oct 15, 2001
    Bass Player magazine just had a good sized article on piccolo basses....basically a big violin....or a guitar without the other two strings...I think its one of the most retarded ideas....
  4. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    I agree but Stanley Clarke probably wouldnt.
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    But they sound different than a guitar, mainly due to the longer scale length.
  6. Samie


    Dec 13, 2000
    Madrid, Spain
    Hey, for a while I tuned my clasical guitar like a bass (e,a,d,g,c,f). It opened my mind to new harmonic posibilities. Play any old campfire song with your guitar tunned this way... lots of fun.

    The Higher freq allows you to experiment a lot more. Then you can use some of that on the bass.

    Try it
  7. ever since i got me Boss Tu-2 tuner i have been experimenting with a lot of odd tunings since its so easy to adjust on the fly.