#1
Hi, was wondering if it was possible to use an electric guitar as a bass. Me and some friends have been in a band for a while without a bass. We fell that that a bass would hold are sound together, so our lead singer/guitarist has volunteered to be a lead singer/bassist,

so, can we turn a guitar into a bass?
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#2
If you buy a digitech whammy pedal, you can do the octaver thingy so it's tuned like a bass. Otherwise, i don't think it's possible. Plus, considering how i got a REAL bass and amp for less than the cost of a whammy pedal, it's probably not worth it just for that.
#3
Well, you can get a baritone guitar, which can be tuned to EADGBE, but an octave down.
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If you buy a digitech whammy pedal, you can do the octaver thingy so it's tuned like a bass. Otherwise, i don't think it's possible. Plus, considering how i got a REAL bass and amp for less than the cost of a whammy pedal, it's probably not worth it just for that.


Yeah, just thought i would ask.
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#5
For the love of all that's holy NO!!!!

you can make a guitar sound a bit like a bass but it'll never come close to the real thing. Just find a bassist.
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#7
Go on Craigslist and buy a bass and bass amp.

Problem solved.
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#10
8 string guitar.

Drop the strings 5, 6, 7 and 8 one step.


Charlie Hunter does something similar to that, except he only tunes 6, 7, and 8 as a bass. His top 5 are standard guitar tuning. In his hands, its fairly convincing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Hunter

Then again, he is teh awesome. AND he uses things like Novax Fanned Fret necks and their custom guitars (http://www.novaxguitars.com/)

And even HE has apparently moved to preferring a 7 string these days.

Otherwise, baritones and/or alternative tunings (like C-G-D-A-E-G) can get you in similar territory...but only a bass can really get low.
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Last edited by dannyalcatraz at Jan 28, 2009,