#1
I've noticed recently that I'll play entire progressions on the E, even when they'd be much easier to play if I transposed some of it up to the higher strings. I just really love the sound and feel of the low E. Does anybody else do anything like this?
#2
When writing I tend to be in the Bernard Edwards camp of hitting the E and the A up to the 7th fret for the majority of the bassline, but when a spot needs that emphasis I never look back from the old flashy 15th fret slide or cutting into the octaves and moving my little box around, because I think my favorite part is just dropping a musical surprise into the bassline- there has to be a normal for it to stand out, right?
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#3
I love the open E, and my riffs always seem to start on the A string. Must be all the Maiden.
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#4
I have to admit, I do love the A string (well in my case it's usually an F# string). I really don't know why.
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I have to admit, I do love the A string (well in my case it's usually an F# string). I really don't know why.

that's why. such a great note.
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#6
When I write stuff it is mainly on the A and D strings actually. If I fell a little ballsy, I might even through in some stuff on the G.
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#7
When I solo, I tend to sit on the G quite a bit. Its a fall over from playing upright where unless you have the hand strength of god, its difficult to play on the upper neck on the E and A string.
#8
Nope, I give 6 of my strings the same lovin.
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#9
I prefer the G and D on my double bass.

I do use the low E a lot though on my elec just for some heavy riffin. I dont ever drop tune so its about as heavy as I'd need. I do use a lot of riffs that cover all strings though.
#10
Sometimes I find myself hovering on the A a bit, but I like to think that for the most part I've trained myself not to favor any one string significantly more.

Lately the E has gotten a lot of attention, but that's mostly the novelty of the Hipshot.
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#12
I'm an A and D string man...tho you can't beat some heavy E string thumpin and G string poppin...hells I just love the whole thing
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Nope, I give 6 of my strings the same lovin.


Same here... just on 4... I'm not cool enough to love 6 strings.
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