Jazz on an 8-string?

Discussion in 'Jazz, Acoustic, Classical & Fingerstyle' started by CombatWombat95, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Pooluke41

    Pooluke41 H. Maddas

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    Personally I would tune that bass to B standard like a sevenstring and add a High A or another higher string, just because, chords like...

    E:-5
    B:-4
    G:-5
    D:-4
    A:-
    E:-5
    B:-4
    E:-

    Sound Muddier than chords like...

    A:-4
    E:-5
    B:-4
    G:-5
    D:-4
    A:--
    E:-5
    B:--

    Of course this is all subjective as this is my personal opinion, but I feel that 'Cluttering' up a chord with extra notes in the bass(?), makes the low end exaggerated and doesn't allow you to hear the chord voiced properly.

    This probably makes absolutely no sense whatsoever to you, but I'm ill and tired at one in the morning, so just say If you don't know what I mean.
     

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