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You want to go low? This bass'll do it

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by azureblue, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Konigstiger22


    Mar 22, 2011
    Kenosha, WI
  2. chris1125


    May 14, 2007
    For the thousandth time yawwnnn.... :/
  3. El Thumpo

    El Thumpo Four strings, no waiting Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2006
    San Francisco Bay Area
    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.
  4. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
  5. AMUNC


    Jan 22, 2012
    Raleigh, NC
    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
  6. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    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.
  7. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    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.
  8. NicholasF

    NicholasF Guest

    Jan 17, 2012
    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


    Jun 16, 2010
    Am I the only one who thinks it sounds like ass?

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