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Jonsi
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30 May 2011, 8:07 pm

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Next point, Bass doesn't have to be 4 stringed. I've even seen 12 stringed bass. Now buy one of these monsters and shred their pathetic arguments.

I play a seven stringer occasionally. :P I used to take it out at gigs, but people started asking where the eff the bassist was. :D

Edit; I sold that bass guitar a week ago though. I put the money toward a baritone ukulele.


5 strings is as high as I go. I've played a 6 string and that was enough for me. 12 would be insane. You'd have to have spider fingers. My fingers are fat and stubby so 4 strings is JUST fine lol
I've seen a twenty string bass. Twenty! That's a full grand piano in guitar form! I'd love to have one if I could though. I'm a sucker extra range.



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30 May 2011, 10:06 pm

Jonsi wrote:
I've seen a twenty string bass. Twenty! That's a full grand piano in guitar form! I'd love to have one if I could though. I'm a sucker extra range.


I favour 5 string myself. I only have 5 string basses now. I had to get rid of most of my equipment when I left the UK, three years ago. That extra bottom B can be a great asset with no disadvantage. I find the extra 6th string of little use and often in the way. Having to reach over it throughout a long gig can be very tiring. I tend to not swap basses during a gig.



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31 May 2011, 2:29 pm

I just use an old japanese ibanez for everything. I'm best on four strings, as much as I like five, six or seven. It helps that the ibanez has twenty four frets too. I swear I will never buy a bass that has any less than twenty four. My acoustic only has twenty two though. The thing sounds amazing, so it is an exception.

I have been missing my high C and low F though. v_v



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31 May 2011, 11:22 pm

As little as I know about music-making... You guys are important. I pay a lot of attention to bass.



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01 Jun 2011, 3:03 am

Jonsi wrote:
I just use an old japanese ibanez for everything. I'm best on four strings, as much as I like five, six or seven. It helps that the ibanez has twenty four frets too. I swear I will never buy a bass that has any less than twenty four. My acoustic only has twenty two though. The thing sounds amazing, so it is an exception.

I have been missing my high C and low F though. v_v


Here's a photo of my current workhorse, complete with five strings and 24 frets. It is a home made effort. I don't make them any more. I get too obsessed.
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01 Jun 2011, 1:03 pm

BassMan_720 wrote:
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I just use an old japanese ibanez for everything. I'm best on four strings, as much as I like five, six or sev It helps that the ibanez has twenty four frets too. I swear I will never buy a bass that has any less than twenty four. My acoustic only has twenty two though. The thing sounds amazing, so it is an exception.

I have been missing my high C and low F though. v_v


Here's a photo of my current workhorse, complete with five strings and 24 frets. It is a home made effort. I don't make them any more. I get too obsessed.
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Man I always love a wood finish. I try to stay away from coloured finishes, a bass needs a little wood showing through to look good to me!

My ibanez, however, is my only exception. I don't mind the yellowed white finish. :D



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02 Jun 2011, 2:07 am

Oh hell, I just feel pity for people who are missing out on the awesome bass action, their loss.



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02 Jun 2011, 9:17 pm

Used to have an old Gibson EB3 with a pickup that picked up all the sub frequencies. I shook loose a lot of @#$% from people...I think they knew I was there. Still have a 5-string, but I'm mainly a keyboard player.


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03 Jun 2011, 8:15 pm

Gibson makes some of the best basses. Far better than Fender.

/Gibson fanboy.



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04 Jun 2011, 1:41 pm

I play a bass guitar too. But everybody tells me the opposite. They tell me how important it is, how underrated it is, how much they like it when it plays a solo etc.

I am not very amused by the bass. I just chose it because i thought that everybody plays a guitar but very few a bass and because i thought that it would be easier than the guitar. Now I have learned that a bass and a guitar can be equally easy.



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20 Jun 2012, 3:51 am

Hey all WP bass players, I would like to start playing bass. I would like to buy a bass guitar but do not know which brand and type is good, not the best but don't like to spend money for crap. So 700 € is the budget I would like to spend. Any suggestion



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20 Jun 2012, 12:06 pm

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Hey all WP bass players, I would like to start playing bass. I would like to buy a bass guitar but do not know which brand and type is good, not the best but don't like to spend money for crap. So 700 € is the budget I would like to spend. Any suggestion


What genre do you play and how much range would you want?

I personally favor 5 strings (though my current bass is a 6 string when I was interested in the extra high range; only good for popped chords to me) but 4 strings might be a good starting point to see if you're interested.

Best bass I've ever played was a Schecter (yes, better than a Musicman fellow bassists!) Hellraiser 5 Diamond Series and it was a 5 string. However, a Fender jazz bass might work better for you. Can find a Fender Jazz Bass for about 250 pounds and a Schecter Hellraiser for 400 pounds.


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