#1
would it be possible for one to build a 7 string steel string acoustic guitar with a bass guitar string as the low B?
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yeah i know, but an actual bass string would sound...bassier, no?
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isnt the G string of the bass about the same thickness as low E for guitar anyway?
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id say that depends on the gauge of the bass string and the gauge of the guitar string youre comparing it to
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#8
thats cool.
in case anyone cares,
it was in case maybe like a 2 piece band and have and acoustic and an electric and then you could have the electric and the acoustic on the bass string, and then yeah
makes no sense, but i thought i would be cool

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#9
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thats cool.
in case anyone cares,
it was in case maybe like a 2 piece band and have and acoustic and an electric and then you could have the electric and the acoustic on the bass string, and then yeah
makes no sense, but i thought i would be cool


whodat?

EDIT:

Oh lawd. Maximum facepalm.

But to be ever so slightly helpful, look him up because I think he has a setup similar to what you're describing, and there are bound to be places on this giant web where other people have tried to emulate his guitarrage.
#10
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would it be possible for one to build a 7 string steel string acoustic guitar with a bass guitar string as the low B?
wake up. a bass string is just a long guitar string. the gauge on each is appropriate to the frequency it's tuned to and the scale length.

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yeah i know, but an actual bass string would sound...bassier, no?
No.

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isnt the G string of the bass about the same thickness as low E for guitar anyway?
True.

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id say that depends on the gauge of the bass string and the gauge of the guitar string youre comparing it to
Also true. Some Bass sets have a G that is much SMALLER than the low E on a guitar.

And a typical baritone B will be about .060.
Rare to find a G for a bass using that large a gauge unless you go to heavy gauge sets.
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#11
so youre saying
that
it would be the same as 7 string acoustic with light top heavy bottom strings?
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#12
i'm saying your question is goofy.

a low B on a guitar is normally larger than a G on a bass.

so putting a "bass" string on is silly.
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#13

thanks anyway
i still think its a good idea
(just normal 7 string acoustic)
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#14
Wouldn't the bass frequencies destroy your guitar amp?
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the gauge of the strings in a 7-string pack may be "larger" than that of a G-string in a lot of bass string packs (about .55 vs. .45-.55) but, honestly, the low G on a bass is a thicker, rounder string. I've got .13-.54 on my les paul and .45-1.05 on my basses and the .54 definately is not "thicker" than the .045 on my bass. I'm not sure how they measure the gauge of bass strings vs. guitars... but I'd advise against putting a bass string on a guitar unless you built it specifically to take the extra tension.
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#16
Its completely guage specific, do not put a string on your guitar because its a 'bass string' put one on because the guage works for you

A typical low B 7 string guage is any where between .054 to .060 (or even thicker)

You will waste your money buying a more expensive bass string of the same guage as a guitar string, and then cutting off all the excess you get with it, whats the point?




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Wouldn't the bass frequencies destroy your guitar amp?



No. I play bass through guitar amps plenty. Doesn't sound quite right, but it's not at all harmful.
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No. I play bass through guitar amps plenty. Doesn't sound quite right, but it's not at all harmful.
not entirely true. Playing bass through guitar amps can potentially harm the output transformers, tube and speakers. Not a 100% rule, but I wouldn't suggest doing it to just about any amp.
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Wouldn't the bass frequencies destroy your guitar amp?


1. It's acoustic. no amp required.
2. The frequency isn't determined by the type of string. it's determined by the pitch it's tuned to. As SYK said, they're the same thing, Bass strings are just longer for scale reasons, and thicker to compensate for tension.
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