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ThornsOfHeaven200 2006-12-05 11:11

Miscellaneous Bass Related Questions
 
I didnt want to start another thread to ask one question and end up starting another thread to ask another question so I decided that maybe this would be a good idea to have in the bass forum like in the guitar forum so random BASS related questions could be asked here.

Anyway, I was wondering would there be enough string tension in a 4 string bass with a scale length of 34" with string guages .055, .075, .90 and .110 or would a 4 string bass with a 35" scale length be better with those same guages for tuning to BEAD?
Also, i would like to keep it 4 strings instead of 5. Thanks.

sixsicsix 2006-12-06 16:43

you cant tune bass string that low or they will get pulled into the pickups. Your gonna need some seriousl beefing up to your tuss rod and the actual BEA and D strings for this conversion...if that is what you were asking because you werent very clear.

ThornsOfHeaven200 2006-12-06 20:17

I'll try to clear it up. Basically, will the bass be playable if I use guages 55-110 on a 34" scale bass tuned to BEAD? and if not, how about on a 35" scale bass?
I hope thats clearer now.

Cassius 2006-12-06 22:04

Buy a set of fives and just put the B string on there.

epitaph 2006-12-07 03:50

I have played my 4-string Warwick with a 105 set in B many times.
The 105 is too thin to handle the B, so I've replaced it with a 130.
But the best solution is to buy a 5-string set and to adjust the bass a tad

Disincarnate 2006-12-09 02:53

i just tuned my old bass to B with normal 4 string set..the sound was just a little "clickty" but i didnt mind that..i would reccomend u getting a normal 5 string

deathxleprosyx 2006-12-25 21:18

i just got a bass saturday i am trying to teach myself to play is their any songs i should try to learn to make myself well better at the bass

sixsicsix 2006-12-25 21:25

opeth and some primus

basstendencies 2006-12-26 00:02

Quote:
Originally Posted by deathxleprosyx
i just got a bass saturday i am trying to teach myself to play is their any songs i should try to learn to make myself well better at the bass


start with something simple. try and get a solid feel for keeping good time before you learn anything else, its crucial.

Valtiel 2006-12-26 00:16

Quote:
Originally Posted by deathxleprosyx
i just got a bass saturday i am trying to teach myself to play is their any songs i should try to learn to make myself well better at the bass


If you are just starting out I would recommend something along the lines of more bass oriented music, such as funk or perhaps maybe some driving blues. Something with a good driving rhythm.

deathxleprosyx 2006-12-26 08:16

thanx guys

Tattered 2006-12-27 08:31

It is important that you dont go straight to the advanced stuff like primus.. it will mess up your technique and your playing will be very sloppy, so start off with some easy grooving stuff, solid funk lines, easy blues walks.. mess about with the Major and Minor scales, and use a metronome! (http://www.metronomeonline.com/ - this one is easy to use online) but if you can afford it get a nice metronome.

sixsicsix 2006-12-27 18:58

whoa! that thing is cool!

SolothurN 2007-01-23 07:35

Maybe someone ever compared Peavey Cirrus 4 string and Ibanez BTB400QM and can tell me which one of those is better?

sixsicsix 2007-01-23 19:03

people have different tastes.
Personally If I had the choice, I'd take the cirrus, just because it looks better and its a top of the line model for that company. But some people think differently, you need to go try this stuff out for yourself.

Requiem 2007-03-16 15:07

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tattered
It is important that you dont go straight to the advanced stuff like primus.. it will mess up your technique and your playing will be very sloppy, so start off with some easy grooving stuff, solid funk lines, easy blues walks.. mess about with the Major and Minor scales, and use a metronome! (http://www.metronomeonline.com/ - this one is easy to use online) but if you can afford it get a nice metronome.



what is the point of a metronome?

Tattered 2007-03-16 15:31

A Metronome helps your rhythm, you can practice scales/arpeggio's along to it, slowed down riffs that your learning, it will improve your playing and general timing ..A LOT.

Requiem 2007-03-16 21:33

Do you play a note on the click?

BassBehemoth 2007-03-17 00:24

Quote:
Originally Posted by Requiem
Do you play a note on the click?


haha, ok...ask your parents for bass lessons. NOW.

blitz906 2007-05-20 02:25

'In the winter
Birds fly south
I like black cock
In my mouth

In the lake
There are bass
I like to take it
In my ass

In the cupboard
There's a plate
Make me cum
By the prostate'


lol... I love that, where the hell did it come from? :rofl:


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