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JamesWojak
12-04-2011, 10:19 PM
Last night i watched a death metal/hardcore band play last night, it was the first time i'd ever seen a band actually utilize the 9 stringed guitar.
I really wasn't feeling it. The riffs were pretty basic death metal most of the time, but i dont think the 9 string really delivered the punch that i was expecting compared to 7/8 strings. Even though it was plugged into a peavey 6505, with two orange 4x12s, there wasn't much low end to the whole sound, it sounded moreso like a distorted bass.
Personally if i were to start a more heavier-orientated band tomorrow, i'd only go as big as a 7 string.
What do you guys think,
9 string bands yay or nay? anybody know any bands using em that i could check out?
and i mean live videos, i wanna hear what these things are capable of for live shows.

DimebagLivesOn
12-04-2011, 10:20 PM
I don't really like 8 or 9-string guitar work in general.

So when does the 10 string band thread pop up?

conor-figgy
12-04-2011, 10:22 PM
...there are 9 stringed guitars?

BK202
12-04-2011, 10:22 PM
The only way art will progress is if we destroy all the instruments.

ChemicalFire
12-04-2011, 10:24 PM
Last night i watched a death metal/hardcore band play last night, it was the first time i'd ever seen a band actually utilize the 9 stringed guitar.
I really wasn't feeling it. The riffs were pretty basic death metal most of the time, but i dont think the 9 string really delivered the punch that i was expecting compared to 7/8 strings. Even though it was plugged into a peavey 6505, with two orange 4x12s, there wasn't much low end to the whole sound, it sounded moreso like a distorted bass.
Personally if i were to start a more heavier-orientated band tomorrow, i'd only go as big as a 7 string.
What do you guys think,
9 string bands yay or nay? anybody know any bands using em that i could check out?
and i mean live videos, i wanna hear what these things are capable of for live shows.

That's because you're easily in the range of a standard bass, have you ever played a bass through a guitar cab? It lacks bass and sounds terrible.

Same issue applies here. 9 String guitars are a dumb idea.

Amuro Jay
12-04-2011, 10:28 PM
Tell me, TS, what band was it?The only way art will progress is if we destroy all the instruments.Right behind you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcWzVUlrzdc&hd=1

musicTHEORYnerd
12-04-2011, 10:29 PM
Until someone comes along and plays a 9 string (putting EVERY string to good use), the way Tosin Abasi plays his 8, I think 9 strings are retarded.

that being said, I'd love to see Tosin with a 9. (either 2 lower strings and 1 higher, or just 3 lower strings.

EDIT: now that I think of it, Tosin is the only player I can think of off the top of my head that actually puts an 8 to good use (IMHO obviously).

JamesWojak
12-04-2011, 10:29 PM
That's because you're easily in the range of a standard bass, have you ever played a bass through a guitar cab? It lacks bass and sounds terrible.

Same issue applies here. 9 String guitars are a dumb idea.
Exactly, if a guy really wanted to use a 9 string, i'd suggest getting someone on second guitar, rocking like a 7 string er something, doing lead parts.

Kyleisthename
12-04-2011, 10:31 PM
I don't really like 8 or 9-string guitar work in general.

So when does the 10 string band thread pop up?

Do you consider Grandsticks and chapmans guitar?

I can show you plenty of bands that use instruments that have more than 10 strings. Not is a br00tz way for most of them.

Most_Triumphant
12-04-2011, 10:33 PM
I've always thought 7 strings was a dumb idea, but 9? Wow.

conor-figgy
12-04-2011, 10:33 PM
I can show you plenty of bands that use instruments that have more than 10 strings.

This? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_vbdxwI5Ck)

JamesWojak
12-04-2011, 10:34 PM
Tell me, TS, what band was it?Right behind you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcWzVUlrzdc&hd=1

dont wanna name the band, were bros with em, and i dont want any guys thinking im calling them out, and i dont wanna put them up to be critiqued

Amuro Jay
12-04-2011, 10:37 PM
dont wanna name the band, were bros with em, and i dont want any guys thinking im calling them out, and i dont wanna put them up to be critiquedSorry, I just thought that the idea of a hardcore band using 9 strings is quite absurd. It's so unnecessary.This? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_vbdxwI5Ck)Awesome.EDIT: now that I think of it, Tosin is the only player I can think of off the top of my head that actually puts an 8 to good use (IMHO obviously).That guy in TTDTDE sure has a lot of fun with his 8. And I have fun listening to it :o

Kyleisthename
12-04-2011, 10:39 PM
This? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_vbdxwI5Ck)

No, more like THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4isMaD8yTyU&feature=related)

irishboy17
12-04-2011, 10:46 PM
9 strings in hardcorr is kinda unnecessary. My friend's got a nine string,it looks awesome,plays awesome,but honestly, there's nothing u can do with thrn that you can't do with an 8 string. Depending on what type of 9 string you are using (some have 9 separate strings,some have some of the strings paired like in a 12 string,i am referring to the 9 individual strings) the lowest string just sounds like crap.

datskramzkid
12-04-2011, 10:46 PM
Jazz players can for sure pull off nine strings. As for Metal bands, they're stupid.

datskramzkid
12-04-2011, 10:48 PM
Tell me, TS, what band was it?Right behind you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcWzVUlrzdc&hd=1
You mean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA52uNzx7Y4

Kyleisthename
12-04-2011, 10:48 PM
What about a 9 string that has an extra high and 2 extra lows.

Morphogenesis26
12-04-2011, 10:49 PM
No, more like THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4isMaD8yTyU&feature=related)

ADHD music.

I heard that Dan Dankmeyer used a 9-string once...Don't know if that's true or not.

Why is this in the hardcore forum?

BK202
12-04-2011, 10:56 PM
No, more like THIS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4isMaD8yTyU&feature=related)
That was like if Giraffes? Giraffes! was boring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZqZCS0rCmE

JamesWojak
12-04-2011, 11:13 PM
ADHD music.

I heard that Dan Dankmeyer used a 9-string once...Don't know if that's true or not.

Why is this in the hardcore forum?

same reason there's an 8-string band thread.
im not gonna post a thread about a hardcore band using a 9 string in the REAL TRUE METAL section.

Morphogenesis26
12-04-2011, 11:20 PM
same reason there's an 8-string band thread.
im not gonna post a thread about a hardcore band using a 9 string in the REAL TRUE METAL section.

I see your point. :haha:

I don't really know any 9-string bands and the reason is probably that 9-String just seems a bit much at this point in time. 8-String are low enough as far as I'm concerned.

Amuro Jay
12-04-2011, 11:25 PM
same reason there's an 8-string band thread.
im not gonna post a thread about a hardcore band using a 9 string in the REAL TRUE METAL section.That 8 string band thread kinda sucks, though. It's full of deathcore bands and the like.

JamesWojak
12-04-2011, 11:31 PM
i dunno about any of you guys, but im still feelin the 6 strings.
kind of a timeless instrument. :haha:

musicTHEORYnerd
12-04-2011, 11:39 PM
Jazz players can for sure pull off nine strings. As for Metal bands, they're stupid.
hahaha way to be prejudice towards one specific genre.
every single player is different.

I bet you OR I could find 5 different jazz guys who cant play a 9 string as well as a metal guy, AND we could find 5 different metal guys who cant play it as well as a jazz 9 string player.


and kyleisthename, the vid you posted is really cool

BK202
12-04-2011, 11:41 PM
hahaha way to be prejudice towards one specific genre.
every single player is different.

I bet you OR I could find 5 different jazz guys who cant play a 9 string as well as a metal guy, AND we could find 5 different metal guys who cant play it as well as a jazz 9 string player.


and kyleisthename, the vid you posted is really cool
Hey.


Fuck you.

musicTHEORYnerd
12-04-2011, 11:44 PM
Hey.


Fuck you.
i wasnt being an ass, im just saying you shouldnt judge how well ANY player in a genre can play, just by which genre it is.

i can think of country guitar players who can shred better than some metal guitarists, and i can think of metal guys who can do ridiculous melodic-flowing solos better than a lot of the other players ive heard.

im not trying to be offensive, im just saying keep an open mind about music, because if you judge 100% on genres, youll never find anything interesting and unique.

due 07
12-04-2011, 11:47 PM
i can think of country guitar players who can shred better than some metal guitarists
Shredding better than metal guitarists?

IMPOSSIBLE!

Amuro Jay
12-04-2011, 11:49 PM
Why don't we keep extended range guitar discussions in the 8 string thread? I'm not sure why I even left that open...

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