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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by jim primate, Nov 22, 2004.


  1. jim primate

    jim primate bass guitarist.

    ok, i contend that the open E on a bass is 2 octaves lower than a low E on a guitar. back me up or shut me up.
     
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    You're wrong. It's one octave. Now dance, boy! Dance!
     
  3. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    One! My guitarist always used to tune to my 12th fret E. I was the only one ever in tune, and they didn't like trying to hear the octave, so I just pick a 12th fret and play. :)


    Ray
     
  4. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    ask john mclaughlin would say, "wrong". one, good try.
     
  5. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    I don't have to post this, but I do it because I can:

    One.
     
  6. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    one octave lower, i have a bass and a guitar...
    ...well...actually, i sold my guitar recently, but i HAD a guitar for like 3 years.(while having a bass of course!)
     
  7. jim primate

    jim primate bass guitarist.

    thanks. i'm an idiot.
     
  8. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Join the club.
     
  9. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    We know. ;) :D
     
  10. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    One octave lower.

    To confuse you further, both bass guitar and guitar are written one octave higher than they sound.