#1
lately, i've been listening to the band Morphine a lot. for those who don't know, its just a drummer, a sax player and a bassist. the kicker is, the bassist plays 2-string slide bass. yes, 2 strings. my question is, will it hurt my bass's neck to remove a couple of strings and play like he does?
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#2
it shouldn't seasick steve plays a beat up semi hollow body guitar with 3 strings, it might be wise to move the position of the strings to balance the tension on the neck out
#6
It will hurt your art. You shouldn't copy something you admire for being creative or unique. You should let it inspire you to do something equally as creative and unique.
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It will hurt your art. You shouldn't copy something you admire for being creative or unique. You should let it inspire you to do something equally as creative and unique.


That doesnt hurt u at all.Being able to play a different style is a good thing.Im not saying copy the guy in everything he does and make ur stuff sound like his but if u learn it it just makes that much better of a musician.
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#8
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Is it possible to play that slide bass style thing with all 4 strings?

this.

if you do it this way, you can play both ways.
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Quote by CLIFF_BURTON
Is it possible to play that slide bass style thing with all 4 strings?


As someone who, other than not using a pick, enjoys literally playing bass like a guitarist, I can say from first hand experience, yes, you can. And its actually pretty fun and not nearly as pointless as it sounds.

But I wouldn't remove any strings to do it. That seems a little limiting to me.
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