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The top string on a double bass is the G string, in standard tuning. A tenor bass has a high C string. A five string bass may have a high C as well (or a low B).

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Are the string bass and the double bass the same?

The double bass is much like the string bass, but it is also known as an upright bass, and commonly used in symphonies. It can be played with fingers, (pizzicato) but is usually played with a bow, like a violin. It looks like a big violin, and is played with the bottom of it, (opposite of where you tune the strings) at your feet, and the top around where your head is, while you are sitting down.


How many types of bass guitar are there?

# Electric # Fretless # Acoustic # Semi-acoustic # 5-string, 6-string, 7-string (single strings) # 8-string (four double courses in octaves) # 12-string (four triple courses; one bass string and two unison octave strings) # Baritone guitar (short-scale electric 6-string bass tuned between guitar and standard bass) # Piccolo bass (medium-scale 4-string bass tuned an octave up for solo work) # Ashbory bass (extra-short-scale fretless with silicone rubber strings) # MIDI bass controller # 1-string, 2-string, 3-string (made by Atlansia as well as custom makers) There are probably others, but that's a dozen off the top of my head.


What does d5 mean on bass guitar?

Fifth fret D string. That's the third one from the top if you're playing a four-string.


How do you change the strings on a stringed instrument?

You unwind the string from the top of the instrument if you are referring to a violin, viola, cello or bass.


Can you play guitar notes on a bass guitar?

Yes, as far as the top 4 strings on a guitar go, is the same for a bass. EAD and G 5 string adds the b string., you’re in the neighborhood, especially if you already have knowledge of the guitar.

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Are the string bass and the double bass the same?

The double bass is much like the string bass, but it is also known as an upright bass, and commonly used in symphonies. It can be played with fingers, (pizzicato) but is usually played with a bow, like a violin. It looks like a big violin, and is played with the bottom of it, (opposite of where you tune the strings) at your feet, and the top around where your head is, while you are sitting down.


How many types of bass guitar are there?

# Electric # Fretless # Acoustic # Semi-acoustic # 5-string, 6-string, 7-string (single strings) # 8-string (four double courses in octaves) # 12-string (four triple courses; one bass string and two unison octave strings) # Baritone guitar (short-scale electric 6-string bass tuned between guitar and standard bass) # Piccolo bass (medium-scale 4-string bass tuned an octave up for solo work) # Ashbory bass (extra-short-scale fretless with silicone rubber strings) # MIDI bass controller # 1-string, 2-string, 3-string (made by Atlansia as well as custom makers) There are probably others, but that's a dozen off the top of my head.


How do you wire a bass guitar?

So assuming you have a right handed bass and you were holding it as if you were playing it the top string is the lowest and the bottom string is the highest. Standard tuning for a 4 string bass is E A D G. E being lowest.


Does a double bass have the biggest string?

Generally speaking, yes. The strings on a bass are longer than those on the nearest contender, the cello. They also tend to be thicker, because they are often made of different material. When cello and bass strings are made of the same materials, using the same processes, the G (top) string of the bass may be the same or smaller thickness as the C (lowest) string of the 'cello. But then, the bass continues down four more strings!


What does d5 mean on bass guitar?

Fifth fret D string. That's the third one from the top if you're playing a four-string.


How do you change the strings on a stringed instrument?

You unwind the string from the top of the instrument if you are referring to a violin, viola, cello or bass.


Can you play guitar notes on a bass guitar?

Yes, as far as the top 4 strings on a guitar go, is the same for a bass. EAD and G 5 string adds the b string., you’re in the neighborhood, especially if you already have knowledge of the guitar.


How do you know what scale length your double bass is?

On any bass - acoustic or electric - the scale length is the distance from the nut at the top of the fretboard to the bridge or bridge saddle. The "A" string is usually used to make the measurement. I can't speak for acoustic bass, but bass guitars commonly come in two scale elngths: "short" (30", some manufacturers use 31") and "long" (34"),


How many types of the electric guitars are there?

baritone which is designed to tune lower 7 to say 10 string guitars multiscale guitars electric acoustic regular bass 5 or more string basses fretless bass that is off the top of my head


Can you mix strings of different gauge sets on your bass guitar?

Yes, I do it all the time. I can't quite set up my pickup to process the higher frequencies properly, so the low E string tends to dominate the amplification. I have even put a 5 string set low B where the low E usually goes. Don't worry about your neck, thicker strings actually have less tension. Kevlarster Almost every double bass has four strings. But sometimes you will find a fifth lower string on a few double basses(this fifth string is much more common on bass guitars). Instead of the fifth string most orchestral bassists opt to get what is called an extension. An extension is a piece of wood built onto the top of the bass and extends the length of the string another four notes lower. With a longer then normal fourth string you can now play almost as low as a five string bass. Composers like these lower notes because they allow a bassist to play a full octave below the cello and it sounds cool too!


Which string is the top string on a guitar?

top as in thickest is the E on a 6 string ... heaviest top string on a 7 string guitar is a B


Which lacrosse string is the top string?

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