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What is 'the best' note on the bass?

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


  1. marc40a

    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

    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

    marc40a

    Mar 20, 2002
    Boston MA
    This may call for a poll.
     
  6. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    Open E.
     
  7. Atshen

    Atshen

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

    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
    Mexico
    i think "Fretted A" is pretty sexy
     
  12. metron

    metron Fluffy does not agree

    Sep 12, 2003
    Lakewood Colorado
    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

    panazza

    Nov 23, 2003
    italy
    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
    nyc
    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

    JimK

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









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













    :spit: :D
     
  18. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Which is...?

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

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

    int

    Jan 21, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
    F flat.