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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pappabass, Mar 25, 2017.
So, a bass player can't play past the 5th fret,,tell this dude,,,,
Wait. Is "above"closer to the headstock or the bridge.
So if you don't use the whole neck, why not just use a shortie?
Past the 5th fret !!
I believe the saying is that there's no money there. It's not that a bassist isn't allowed to use those frets; it simply means that we won't get paid for any notes beyond the 5th.
Which direction past?
I must be on the wrong side then. Nobody's paid me.
It's just one of those dumb false expressions like "the tone is all in the fingers".
It is? which ones, cause that ain't workin' to well for me either.
I was just playing and my fingers didn't make any tones. The tone wood of my bass did, though.
My fingers only make tone if I hit them with a hammer.
Kinda sounds like a cat screeching when you step on his tail.
Different hammers produce different tones.
Be a boss name for an amp wouldn't it? Use hammer and tone in the name?
Maybe it could have a Screech control?
There is no "all" in the quote, though. "The tone is in the fingers" is just saying that you can get a variety of different sounds by switching up your muting or plucking technique, or depending on where you pluck the string. Which every bassist should know by now.
It is in the fingers. Any bass I play always just sounds like me plus whatever thar bass in particular does.
No danger of going above the 5th with this, though I can't see anyone making much money gigging with it either.
You don't believe anything he says do you?
Would this apply only to the fifth fret of a 4 string's G or the fifth fret of a 7 string's highest string? (Which I do not know.) There is a lot of real estate between the two...
Yes it certainly is, mine talk to me all the time
I'm trying to think of a song that doesn't go past the 5th fret, and can't think of one.
Even Money - Pink Floyd goes past that during the solos.
It hurts my pinkie, just looking at this picture. My left hand don't wanna do this no more.
I was soloing around the 17th fret of my bass at last nights rehearsal.
Then I realised everyone else was in E.
P bass needs more frets.
The Tele guys all say that tone is in the underpants.
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