Re: six-string basses

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Posted by blisshead on January 16, 2001 at 09:04:00:

In Reply to: six-string basses posted by fusionman on January 16, 2001 at 01:48:16:

: Any comments on six string basses would be very appreciated.

: What are your experiences with them? Is there really use for the sixth string while playing with a band?

: Does it get in your way much when you play? Are they always neck heavy?

: Do you have to keep them high up if you play complicated lines?

: My local shops don't have any six string basses so I'm going to travel to the capital to buy a new bass.

: I'd like to know something about six strings before I go and test one.

: thanks
Hi, just got a Conklin 7 string. It doesn't get in the way, but it does take a bit of getting used to. Its well worth it due to the incredible range you have at your disposal. I think that whether you need "extra" strings or not just depends on what you feel like playing. The neck on the Conklin is a monster, but it is actually forcing me to improve my technique, to be less sloppy. I find it easier to play with the bass a little bit higher than my fender, but nothing outrageous. Hope that helps. B

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