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Posted by Bob 'Skippy' Blechinger on March 17, 2001 at 06:48:11:

In Reply to: again more questions posted by Alex on March 17, 2001 at 01:13:34:


: Hello again! Anyways, i has more questions!

: 1) for playing primarily rock (if it makes a difference) how many strings would a bass have?

Alex,
Answer: "Yes." ;-)

Generally, most rockers have used 4-string basses, although the 5's are gaining in popularity.

Rule Of Thumb: Get as many strings as you can play, and no more. ;-)

: 2)What is the real difference in number of strings?

The difference is the pitch range that you're dealing with. You have more flexibility with the extra strings; you can get lower than the low E with a 5-string, or higher than the high G with a 5, 6, or 7.

: 3) What company makes basses with, well, shorter necks i guess?

Quite a few, actually; for example:

Fender/Squier makes the Bronco Bass;

Epiphone makes the EB-0 reissue, Rivoli reissue, and Viola basses;

Danelectro makes a couple short-scale basses;

Quite a few of the high-end/custom companies also make short-scale basses, as well.

: thanks in advance

Hope that helps!

-Bob



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