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String Number

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Worshiper, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Worshiper


    Aug 13, 2004
    New York
    So here's a question. What brought you to play a bass with more than teh standard foru strings?
    Personally, and I dont mean to affend anyone, I feel that the string number is getting rediculous...I've seen 11!!!
    I play 5 at most and was drawn to it for church because you can do a lot more walking bass lines easier with the extra string. 6 strings to me seems to be excess though (extra "thin" string) because I rarely use the g string as is and primarily play on the e and a stings.
    So like I said...Why does everyone else, and this is totally an opinionated question to get another thread with conversations going, liek extra strings? What are your opinions? :smug: :p
  2. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    This has been covered here before.. You should do a search...