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Stretching those fingers

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by LimpyBizkit397, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. 1-5 frets

    27 vote(s)
  2. 1-10 frets

    8 vote(s)
  3. 1-15 frets

    1 vote(s)
  4. I don't know I have a life

    8 vote(s)
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  1. I was just wondering how far all of you can stretch your fretting hand. I can strech mine from the first fret to the fifth fret. I dunno if thats good or what, and by the way I'm a 13 year old girl.
  2. Gudforniet


    Jul 14, 2000
    San Ramon, CA
    i can strtch my fingers 1-5 or 12-20 on a 24 fret bass. I won't say that its not bad, it makes it easier to get around to the frets, but i knoe plenty of guys who have smaller hands and kick my ass at speed, technique, and creativity. youy really just have to develop ur speed but otherwise ur finger length doesn't really give ya any more of advantage over anyone else. sorry.
    have a good one.
  3. istaticl


    Nov 29, 2000
    Prescott, AZ
    5th fret for me, If you can go over five you must have gorilla hands. I cant wait to see how many people pick option 3.:rolleyes:
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Are you looking for guys with big hands or something?

    If you can span to the fifth fret, you're doing about as well as I can.
  5. from first fret to 6th fret.

    ( allodox is big mofo )
  6. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Why do you ask? How far you can stretch with your fingers does not make any difference to how well you play bass. Just wondering...
  7. I was just wondering. And I'm not looking for a guy with big hands.
  8. Big hands are kinda useful for those add ninth arpeggios. They aren't so useful for acoustic guitar.

    I can go from 1 to 6, or from 12 to the octave node above that.
  9. I can play from 1 to 7, but I am also a six foot six freak who has to go through life getting laughed at by small children.............. man I should of played basketball:(
  10. I voted 1-5.

    You really need some smaller-spanned options. I barely can do 5th fret, and I have spider-like hands.

    How can ANYONE span 10 frets?
  11. Let alone 15.....
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Jaco Pastorius's son could probably make 7.

    I can reach to the 5th.
  13. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    I can span 5 but don't think I could play like that. Practically speaking, my span is 4 frets.
  14. ChildoftheKorn


    May 21, 2003
    umm wouldnt it have more to do with scale of you neck. and the only practical number of frets is 4 sorry to say.
  15. bplayerofdoom


    Aug 6, 2002
    what the flying (*&#% ????? i have pretty big hands i can span 5 frets almsot 6, the peeps who voted above 10 must have to be measing not from the first fret.

    By the way twe acualy all fall in all catagories since im sure we can all span 1 fret, and all catagories include 1 fret range.
  16. genesis6891


    May 29, 2003
    I can span from first to fifth, maybe just about sixth. I have small hands but they're screwed and double jointed so I can get around the size deficiancy!
  17. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    are 13yr old girls allowed to play bass?:oops:



    how high can YOU jump????

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