Okay, I don't have much formal education so I'm not sure if I'm even asking this right. When you write a note on the staff (right word?) the top line is A (I think) so to write a high C you have to draw in an extra line above the normal lines. If I were to the write the D# that is at the 20th fret on my 1st string (tuned to G) - would I need to write in 5 "extra lines" to write this note in standard notation and 6 extras to write the highest G I have on my 24 fret bass? Or is there a different way to handle these high notes when writing in standard notation? I hope this isn't too confusing, sorry I don't have all the correct terminology. Mods please move this I posted in the wrong place. Thanks all. I'm a negative creep I'm a negative creep a negative creep and I'm stooooooned!