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Where do youplay?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Davidoc, Aug 26, 2001.


  1. I like playing on lower frets (closer to the nut), but on higher-pitched strings

    15 vote(s)
    30.0%
  2. I like playing high on the fingerboard

    16 vote(s)
    32.0%
  3. Carrots?

    19 vote(s)
    38.0%
  1. Do you prefer playing higher on the fret/finger board or on higher-pitched strings?
     
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Wherever the check doesn't bounce.

    Seriously, depends on the song.
     
  3. Lovebown

    Lovebown

    Jan 6, 2001
    Sweden
    Usually I'll I like to play around the area around the 5-10 frets because they are more comfortable to play around and I think the E on the d-strings sounds kinda weak ...but for some song you have to play in the first position (to minimize hand movement).

    Blah as rickbass said it depends on the song.

    /lovebown
     
  4. i love the fat sound the lower tone stings are my favourite, right at the top of the neck, i find it gives me that punch in the gut sound.
     
  5. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    This is where a B-string comes in handy. You can play higher up on the neck, but remain low, and minimize left-hand movement. I like playing around the middle of the neck. Funny thing is that my band members prefer me to stay close to the nut, but play the higher strings (they told me this 2 days ago when we were recording). So I have been doing that too. Like rickbass reckons, it depends on the song. :)
     
  6. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Yeah thats where I prefer to play, but again, it depends on the song.
     
  7. I prefer to stay in the area of 0..4th fret.. it sounds better that way imho..
     
  8. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    80% of my playing comes in the 6-12 fret area, which is one of the many reasons that I like 5 and 6 stringers.

    I saw a band a few nights ago called Stara Zagora and their bassist played a Stingray 4 string, and played almost exclusively above the 12th fret.

    1st time that I've seen anyone play that way.
     
  9. from 0 to 9 on the E and A string, but i'm working on the lower strings now, trying to play all over
     
  10. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I tend to play all over the place. No real preference. Though, I do find myself between 0-4 on the E and A, and between 6-20 on my D and G, which is mostly harmonic work, solo's and of course, when I'm using effects...
     
  11. I play everywhere..depends on the song..like thers have said..
    what is "carrots" btw?
     
  12. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    oh, that's so wrong :) :p
     
  13. lol i just wanted to see if anyone would react
     
  14. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    ok, ok, you got me :D
     
  15. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Shoot, I wanted to see a pic of your 2-inlay, 5-fret, neck. :D
     
  16. Now you got me thinking how i could make a 5 fret neck :D
     
  17. JOhnk

    JOhnk

    Mar 31, 2001
    burlington, vt
    carrots, definitely carrots.
     
  18. personally i like the sound of the higher notes on the E string
     
  19. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    i play from open strings to the 20th fret.