Guitarsite Forums Guitar Discussion Bass Guitar did you ever play a 9 string bass?

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    • #126809
      Michael
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      farrrrk. I just looked at that fat 12 string.

    • #126808
      1bassleft
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      Thanks for the Jean Baudin link – now I can hum along when my sprog is on his Nintendo DS playing Mario. I don’t have an 11-string myself so I have to make do with playing the lead with my hands and the bass on the 5-string using my toes. I’d post up a vidclip but I have such terrible looking feet. I’m sure you’ll understand 😆

    • #126807
      acoustica1
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      How are you doing my friends?

      I was sure about one thing : that kind of bass has to be played like a stick.

      Check out this video , 1bl and Tim….I know that you could do that!!
      http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=4O8srIZDw0Y

    • #67967
      Tim
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      Man, if I win the lottery I may well be calling ‘Jerzy Drozd’…but not for one of those, it’s hideous, but that workmanship in a solid body BEAD 4-string or possibly an F# 5-string, hmm…

      In any case, thanks for (once again) broadening our minds a bit, cool.

      Tim.

    • #126805
      1bassleft
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      Crikey, Guy. From a low-low F# or G to human-hair B? That just seems barking to me (and not really a bass anymore). 13-bolt neck; there’s just so much to look at. Bonkers, but impressive.

    • #67981
      acoustica1
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      [quote=”1bassleft”]I know of the French bass player, Yves Carbonne.
      From reading Yves’ latest info on leftybass.com, he’s now got a 10-string bass :shock:[/quote]

      …..last model….A 12string =>
      http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=62225202&blogID=213042657

    • #126806
      1bassleft
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      I know of the French bass player, Yves Carbonne. He plays basses made for him by Noguera; including an 8-string. You can see it here:
      http://www.noguera-basses.com/basses_serie.php?serie_b=YC

      and hear him playing it here:
      http://www.noguera-basses.com/artistes.php

      From reading Yves’ latest info on leftybass.com, he’s now got a 10-string bass 😯

    • #126803
      acoustica1
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      Hi 1BL
      I guess this kind of guitar offers more possibilities.But i’m always wondering how people (how women!!…take a look at the link) can play with so large necks….
      I never tried…maybe i would like. 😉

      http://www.mcbroomguitars.com/jme.html

    • #126804
      1bassleft
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      Guy, that’s a complete waste of time. I do think a 9-string makes sense, though. It is a bass that has the 8-string E—B with the octaves but there is also a low B. There is no need for an octave B. I’d buy one, but I won’t buy those basses with so many strings that a light aircraft can land on the fretboard 😯

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