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Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by azureblue, Jul 26, 2012.
For the thousandth time yawwnnn.... :/
I don't think it's yawn-worthy. True, the Octobass has been discussed on this forum before, but the link he's providing it to a high-quality video mini-feature on this instrument--which I, at least, hadn't seen before.
Worth checking out. Thanks.
Nicolo Moneta's a terrific Italian Octobass player:
I'm always curious as to how much one of those would cost today. Hey, who knows, maybe they'll start making CCB versions soon! I feel like that shipping would be able to take care if my bank account
Do you know why it has 3 strings?
The original double basses had 3 strings. Then a 4 string version came along with a low E string. Sort of like modern times when the 5 string bass came along with the low B.
So the 5 string is just natural evolution...Mother of God...
So is the next step 6-strings with low...F#? Or the conventional 6-string BEADGC tuning?
Meh. I still don't know what I'd do with an extra string, let alone two.
5 string basses arnt modern, otto rubner was making his in the 50's, im sure they go way farther back. Also with thay, a viol de gamba had 6 strings, and this was before our modern bass
Am I the only one who thinks it sounds like ass?