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Unread 03-18-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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Help to choose between bass and extended range guitare

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i'll ask some favor because i just can't make my choice.
I've played the bass when i was a teenage in several numetal/hxc bands than i turn to electronic music.
But now i listening a lot of metal like i used to so i want to put some metal in my music.
I want to keep it focused in the low frequency and with hard synthetic rythm in your face
My problem is a just can't choose between extended range guitar (8 strings) or bass guitar as the main instrument
with guitar i could probably make more complex melodical stuff and dissonant chord i like (dimished 2nd) but will probably need to had a synthetic bass beneath to have my focus on low frequency : do you think a 8 strings could work without bass ?
With bass it'll be allready in the good frequency range and i think i could play tracks faster. i've allready play the bass so i think i could learn back quickly. but my problem is do you think a bass with some effect could fill up the spectrum completetly ?

i just don't know it's really hard to make a choice ...
feel free to comment !

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Unread 03-18-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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I feel for what you have decided you want, bass is more appropriate. Extended range bass. That in my opinion can fill up the spectrum very well, whereas I don't think extended range guitar does apart from jazzy clean chord/solo stuff with no other instruments.

I definately say pick up a 6 or 7 stringed bass
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Unread 03-18-2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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Find out if a local music store has an 8 string in stock that you can try.

But for what you described, a 6 string bass would give you what you want. If your focus is MORE towards accurate low frequency, a bass is what you need.
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For what you described, 6 string bass > 8 string guitar.
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i think a 6 strings bass would be appropriate for my project. i've a 5 strings bass but a cheaper not really good
what would you choose between ibanez SR506 or LTD 416 ?
i will test them in a shop but not every shop has them ... so if you could could give me advice : how each sound and play ?

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