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What is 'the best' note on the bass?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by marc40a, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. marc40a


    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    Sorry for the waste of bandwidth.

    I just cruised the board and came across so many 'what is the best' threads that it irked me.

    Get my point?
  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    The open "E". Just listen to the opening of "Runnin' With The Devil".
  3. marc40a


    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    Right on, Brutha'man.
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    The one that is needed for the song.
  5. marc40a


    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    This may call for a poll.
  6. Open E.
  7. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    The brown one. :oops:
  8. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    I concur...open E rules!!!!
  9. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Mine has one on the back that reads:

    "In case of emergency, this may used as a flotation device."

    I am somewhat partial to it.
  10. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    a open E with the E also played on the A string at the same time
  11. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    i think "Fretted A" is pretty sexy
  12. metron

    metron Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2003
    Everyone here is crazy. C# is the best.
  13. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I am disgusted by the "Notism."

    I envision a world where all notes can exist in perfect harmony without segregation. A world without favorites.

    Where we no longer are divided by key signature barriers. A world where all notes are free to sustain. Where we no longer look down upon some just because they were born flatted or sharp.

    It sure would make improv jazz a h3ll of a lot easier!!!!! :)
  14. panazza


    Nov 23, 2003
    open E if you play near the bridge
    fretted D on the A string if you play anywhere else
  15. mr e

    mr e

    Nov 17, 2003
    yes, all those notes are good,
    the best, however, is
    a note not played
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    The one that is most appropriate for the current moment!
  17. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Geez...whadda bunch of maroons.

    It's "F", BTW.
    The Bass clef is the "F" clef, right?

    :spit: :D
  18. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Which is...?

  19. Only with some bass players.....;)

    I fell the best however is C:bassist:
  20. int


    Jan 21, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
    F flat.