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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by plar, Jul 31, 2005.
What is the point of having a bass that has more than 6 strings?
Im not an extended range player, but I have deep respect for them. Youve never been playing a 4 string and just get to a point where you want more notes to come out? youve never wanted to be able to play a line all in one position? Youve never said "damn.. getting up to the gazillionth fret is not only hard, but often doesnt sound so great?" If you havent, then keep on playing! I think you will (I have, but the feel of even a 5 string kinda bugs me. the more strings, the wider the neck, the less I feel in control)
Why not? Different strokes for different folks, right?
You get to play more notes in one position and you have both higher and lower notes available to you. This has been done to death IIRC. Do a search.
Some players might ask you, "whats the point of having a bass with less than 6 strings".
Its called personal taste.
I play 4s and 5s. Do I see a need for 6 strings, no, not for me. Is there a reason for others to have them, yup. Cause it may work for them.
Sorry, but this topic has been done to death.. Try a search on "extended range basses"..
lol mark you're awesome.
so we can have a place to hang our laundry.
the point is exploring new limits, synth like sub notes, piccolo like chordings, its all there
I can understand the 6 string.
And I can understand the 4 string...
Why would anyone want a 5 string? Its so in the middle.
Sorry, Mark, but I had to remove your pic.
While it was hilarious, and totally relevant, the profanity is against the rules.
6+ string basses give you more flexibility at the expense of added weight and possible reduced playability. However, if you've got extended range, you don't have to move around as much anyways, so the playability stays about the same.
I would play a 7 if someone donated it to my cause.....anyone?
Good thing I right clicked and saved it!!
All your questions anwsered here
unfortunately, some of us bassists aren't blessed with big hands. sure, just about anyone could get around on a six with some practice but not everyone has the need for a high C. most songs i play only require the standard EADG, but there's a few i like that include the low B.
Why would anyone want more than 1 string?!?!?!?! lol You get every note and most twice!! What a deal!
To piss off narrow minded people who post about things they don't know about without even trying to do any research first.
Hey Mark, can you PM or E-Mail me the pic or link, I hate missing some good profanity.
BTW, I thought these threads were going to be closed right off the bar from now on?