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Tightness of low B and low F#

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Silverstar, Aug 6, 2002.


  1. Hi folks

    I currently play a 7-string tuned from F# to C and it's 35" scale.
    I really like the tightness of the F# and the B (I use
    .180 for the F# and .145 for the B) but I don't like the feel of the 35".
    So is it true that F# and B can be much more tighter and articulated on a 34" neck which is multi-piece and has a rigid construction and a good bridge than on a 35" which has a not so good construction ?
     
  2. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Do you have a pic of your 7 string Silver Star?
     
  3. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Kool :cool:
     
  4. I searched the site of them but my 7-string is prototype.
    The site is www.unsung.co.kr
     
  5. Did you listen to the sample ?
     
  6. Push :D
     
  7. If by tighter you mean higher tension: no , but if you mean tighter sound it can be true
     
  8. I use a 34 inch scale 5 string tuned gcgcf and the sound is pretty tight but i cant find over a 145gauge b string where did you find a 180
     
  9. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Silverstar I listened to the sample and it was kool.
     
  10. Jeez, I can't think of a cab. wich doesn't blow apart if the low F# is played, what cabs do you own Silverstar?





    Maybe four 18"s or something?
     
  11. Don't be surprised, I use a litte Hartke B-90 combo
    (90 Watts and one 15" Woofer) and it reproduces the low F# very well
    By the way as you may have mentioned the low F# on this sample is rather floppy this is because there is still the old .155 in use, I now have stainless steels going like this:

    .180, .140, .115, .85, .65, .45, .30

    These strings are custom made after my specs at Pyramid Strings Germany.
    If you want some crazy gauge they can make it for you and it's not that expensive, I pay 70 € for one set of strings
    I hopefully be able to put a photo up the next day but the prob is that I do not own a digital camera and I have to borrow one.
    I'll record a new sample with the new strings now
     
  12. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    Hmm thats what I need something bigger I could only find a .145 as well
     
  13. Onesidezero

    Onesidezero

    Mar 13, 2002
    I want a 6 string tuned F# B E A D G. sweetness.
     
  14. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Aw yea, that low b is TEN times tighter than that low f#, for SHO! god DANG that mug is tight!
     
  15. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    Maybe I will sell ya mine thats how its tuned up lol
     
  16. hey everyone,

    thought I'd get my two cents in here... there are more than a few cabs that will reproduce a clean, clear low F#. until recently I was using an SWR Big Ben 1x18 to handle all my lows, but John Turner uses a Yamaha PA sub. BagEnd's got a whole bunch of gear that'll tackle all the frequencies below 31Hz. with a decent power amp, Carvin's SW1802 2x18 PA sub will probably do some serious damage, too.

    right now, though, I'm using the AccuGroove El Whappo with a Whappo Grande 1x21 sub on the way.

    hope that was some help.

    from the LOW end,


    Stew