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Old 2006-04-09, 10:06
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Use of extended range basses?

i am one of those people who are always looking for more strings, i plan on soon getting a custom 8 or 9 made. I was wondering, does anyone here know of a place where extended string basses are used in music? i know they are used a lot in jazz but i have not actually found an example of recorded music other than jean baudin/nuclear rabbit that uses basses with that many strings. So, hopefully someone here listens to more than just metal like me and can give me an example.
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Old 2006-04-10, 12:59
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The most amount of strings I have heard of being used is 6 and that's by Adrian Lambert, former Dragonforce bassist.
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Old 2006-04-10, 13:09
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Jean baudin has custom 9/11/12 string basses made for him by Ken Lawrence, Conklin, and other bass luthiers..

Conklin is more popular, and you can find a nice 8/9 string in there custom shop.

I think Jean is the only bassist ive heard/seen using a bass with more than 6/7 strings in a proper full band, other bassists just do a lot of solo stuff with them, but like youve seen, they do work in a band environment (Nuclear Rabbit), and are great for experimenting.
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Old 2006-04-10, 13:20
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I dont think i could use anything with more than 4 strings
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Old 2006-04-11, 14:51
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i have a 6 and have extensively played a 7 but i am lookin for somethin in the range of 8-9. i like conklin alot but couold never afford it..a 9string without any extra features starts at the bar minimum of 5800
i am lookin for a more affordable manufacturer of 8s and 9s maybe around the area of 2000-2500
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Old 2006-04-12, 13:52
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2000-2500 you might be S-O-L
with most music gear you get what you pay for, and you dont want to end up with a 2500 dollar "First-act"
as for the music. just make it your own im sure a 8-9 string would be kick ass in a metal band.
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Old 2006-04-12, 16:03
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i kinda figured that might be a little cheap but i am still looking
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Old 2006-04-13, 12:35
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Have you played a 6 or 7 string yet.
I tried to play one but i kept on hitig the other strings
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Old 2006-04-15, 21:28
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I plsyed a 7
it was a budda gt7 by conklin and it was sweet as hell
it sounded great and all I was doing was slapping the boxed forms
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Old 2006-04-17, 22:00
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thats a lot of strings
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Old 2006-04-26, 18:08
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Ive been playing six string for about 3 years now. Yea the strings are expensive ($49.95 for my DR's) but its all well worth it.

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Old 2006-04-26, 18:38
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Nice, is that a Modulus you have there? i cant make it out..
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Old 2006-04-26, 18:43
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