#1
Now I know when you read that you must have thought I was some sort of idiot or at least some variety of n00b, but I'm not talking about the 4 string pluck-with-your-fingers electric bass. I am talking about something like the Jaguar Bass VI Custom Fender guitar.


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What's the point? What's the tuning? Who uses it?
I know Petrucci used one on the song "These Walls", but who else?
Does anyone have one?
#2
They're called Bass VI but in reality they're baritone scale

They're tuned BEADGB, so like a six string bass an octave up

Baritone scale is normally approximately equivalent to added two extra frets on to the end.
#3
oh, so it's a baritone, but longer?
Aren't the strings thicker?

by the way a six string bass is tuned BEADGC, and a baritone guitar is tuned BEADF#B
but thank you for your input
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Ya i didnt know that either about the F#, youre not the only one Nick.
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#7
its a guitar tuned a perfect fifth down, tune it down another perfect fifth it would be like a bass. so its kinda inbetween a guitar and bass
#9
^^I think you're right. I know Jack Bruce used one as a bass, so I say it's a bass.
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#10
I own an original (looks different) Bass VI and it is indeed tuned E-E or in my case F-F
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#11
Well, in theory, couldnt you just tune it any way you want to?
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#12
I could be wrong, but I don't think that particular instrument uses the baritone scale.

I seem to remember that it's basically an electric bass with two strings added above the regular four to get standard EBGDAE tuning one octave lower than a regular guitar.

I don't think it's used much in rock music.
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#13
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its a guitar tuned a perfect fifth down, tune it down another perfect fifth it would be like a bass. so its kinda inbetween a guitar and bass

Its a guitar tuned down a perfect fourth. You'd have to tune that down a perfect octave to make iT like a bass