Re: why go further down the neck?

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Posted by chundle on May 09, 2000 at 03:40:50:

In Reply to: why go further down the neck? posted by Martin on April 27, 2000 at 14:18:40:

there is one other thing not mentioned -- if you play A open, then play the 5th fret on the E string (i.e. also A, in the same octave as the open string) you'll notice there is a difference in sound. as you go further up the neck you get a "rounder" sort of sound which some people like at a particular time. e.g. try playing the G string open. then play G 15 frets up on the E string -- same note, but much mellower sound. this might be why you see people exploiting this aspect.


: Hi,I'm a beginning bass-player and have a (probably very stupid) question.
: When I'm playing I tend to only use the first five frets, but when I see other
: bassplayers (like on TV) they go further down on the neck, I can't really figure
: out why?
: Could anyone explain (keep in mind I'm just a beginner),
: thanks

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