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Too... many... strings....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by register, Jun 26, 2003.


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  1. register

    register

    Mar 31, 2002
    Boston
    As long as I'm posting stuff:
    I think once you move past a 5-string you should really just be playing piano. Seriously. Those 112 stringed things look like toboggans and really seem hard to play.
     
  2. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I used to think there was no point in having more than four. Now I have a five and love it and want several more fivers. I have entertained the idea of someday getting a six or even seven.
     
  3. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    On the other hand, I'm not sure if I need all those strings, or if it's just the G.A.S. caused by hanging around places like talkbass.:oops:
     
  4. register

    register

    Mar 31, 2002
    Boston
    I think talkbass gives me gas too, but not the same kind you're talking about... what's G.A.S.?

    And I think I understand the 5 string thing. But as a rocker, I have trouble seeing the need - then again the Good Charlotte guy uses one... and all of the nu-metal folks. but seriously, the low string on an 8 string... is it even audible by human beings? and the high string, those registers are for the guitar player!
     
  5. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, well, if the guy in good charlotte uses one, then...



    :rolleyes:
     
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    :rolleyes:

    ...And this guy's been here since 2002.. You'd think he'd have learned by now..

    SHEESH!!!
     
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    You shouldn't have bothered....:meh:
     
  8. register

    register

    Mar 31, 2002
    Boston
    well 'scuuuuuuuuuuuse me for being content with just the 4 or, if I happen to be picked up by Barry White, 5 strings. And I don't LIKE good charlotte, i'm just saying that their music isn't particularly low and metally, but their bass player can make use of 4 strings.

    and some DO look like toboggans. others look like someone thought it would be a good idea to put strings on the side of their home.
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Ok... so you felt the need to post in the first place because......?

    :confused:
     
  10. and you felt the need to reply and waste time reading a 'uninteresting' thrread because??
     
  11. register

    register

    Mar 31, 2002
    Boston
    because i was hoping the 112 string-ers would supply some REASONS for the extra... der... 108 strings (good math!), and the fact that they look like toboggans is just how i feel. obviously it's an opinion, and i was hoping to get other, different opinions back. plus, usually, starting with an angle is a good way to get people riled up and really write some good stuff. in this case, however, it just annoyed people.
     
  12. I say, if you are comfortable wit 4, play a 4. If you want to play a 6,7,8 or whatever, go for it. There is room for all types of music. Just because I only use a 4 doesn't mean that someone else can't use a 9. Listen to more types of music. There are plenty of applications for 6+ strings. There's even a place for a 1 string.
     
  13. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    maybe if you were the first person (or even second, or even in the top 100) to post this kind of question you would get the response you are looking for. unfortunately, this kind of "angle" has been posted here many many times in the past and ultimately it only serves to offend.

    if you are really interested in finding out why folks choose to play the instruments they choose to play, how's about you try asking them nicely and respectfully? you'll find you'll probably get "nice and respectful" in return, plus an an answer to your question to boot. :)
     
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    "It is better to sit in silence and appear ignorant, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt." -- Mark Twain
     
  15. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Because I play 7 and 8 string basses and hate to see this narrow minded, crap posted here...

    There was no other reason for him to post this than to cause trouble... He made no statement backing his post.. He could have easily made it into a question:

    "Why do people play basses with more than 5 strings?"

    but he didnt...
     
  16. Just as people who play 4 strings seem to not feel the need to justify their choice of string number, neither do I as a person who plays a bass with more than 4 strings feel the need to justify my choice.

    Regards as always

    Matthew
     
  17. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Ok... Here's an "angled" response for you..

    Why do we play them? Because we're better than you!! You SUCK and will never amount to anything! So take your Vantage "El Cheapo" 4 string, grab all your neo, pseudo punk noise Cds that you call music, and go kneel before your altar to Flea or whoever the "Flavor of the Month" bassist is for June and have a nice day!!

    :)


    How's that?? Was that more what you were looking for?
     
  18. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    ok, that's enough. i think the lesson has been learned.
     



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