#2
Scale length wouldnt work
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#4
piccolo bass= is a bass tuned an octave higher.
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Would it work almost as good as a piccolo bass, or would my pickups make it too muddy?


If the strings are designed to fit on the scale length then yes, they would.
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piccolo bass= is a bass tuned an octave higher.


isnt that a guitar?
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How many strings does a guitar have?^
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How many strings does a guitar have?^


well my guitar is normally anywhere between 4 and 6
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you play a 4 string guitar? wouldn't that be a piccolo bass with (i'm assuming) guitar pickups??
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isnt that a guitar?


not really - i cant say i know much about piccolo basses, but from what i know, theyre still designed like normal basses - same electronics and model design, ect. - just different scale length and string thickness. It still plays a "bassy-er" note than anything in the same octave on guitar would sound like, the lowest note on a piccolo bass is the equivalent of the E (7th fret) on the A string of a bass.

A common misconception is that basses are just long guitars with big strings, but they are very different in a lot of ways in terms of design, electronics, yada yada so on and so on. So piccolo or not, playing the same note in the same octave on a bass to that note on a guitar, is not going to sound exactly the same. (Cliff Burton critics may beg to differ though )
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you play a 4 string guitar? wouldn't that be a piccolo bass with (i'm assuming) guitar pickups??


i break 2 many strings
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not really - i cant say i know much about piccolo basses, but from what i know, theyre still designed like normal basses - same electronics and model design, ect. - just different scale length and string thickness. It still plays a "bassy-er" note than anything in the same octave on guitar would sound like, the lowest note on a piccolo bass is the equivalent of the E (7th fret) on the A string of a bass.

A common misconception is that basses are just long guitars with big strings, but they are very different in a lot of ways in terms of design, electronics, yada yada so on and so on. So piccolo or not, playing the same note in the same octave on a bass to that note on a guitar, is not going to sound exactly the same. (Cliff Burton critics may beg to differ though )
Yea, Cliff didn't treat his bass like a bass. He treated it as a guitar tuned an octave lower with four strings. This was emphasized by his use of the Big Muff. Big Muff+Bass Guitar(assuming there's not biamping)=
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#13
This thread sucks.
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This thread sucks.


was there any point in that?
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Yea, Cliff didn't treat his bass like a bass. He treated it as a guitar tuned an octave lower with four strings. This was emphasized by his use of the Big Muff. Big Muff+Bass Guitar(assuming there's not biamping)=


But why?

I thought it would sound kinda cool.
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But why?

I thought it would sound kinda cool.


ye, im with this guy

y is it bad?
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ye, im with this guy

y is it bad?


Unless he was playing in the very upper registers, he had no power to cut through a mix. His combination of it with a guitar wah (his model doesn't cut much low end, but combines with a Big Muff, it cuts a lot). means that he effectively became another guitar, rendering it useless for anything but higher register soloing.

Now, if that's what you want to do with a distortion and wah, it sounds great. But as soon as you want to play lower down and still retain low end, you need a bass pedal and/or blending.
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Unless he was playing in the very upper registers, he had no power to cut through a mix. His combination of it with a guitar wah (his model doesn't cut much low end, but combines with a Big Muff, it cuts a lot). means that he effectively became another guitar, rendering it useless for anything but higher register soloing.

Now, if that's what you want to do with a distortion and wah, it sounds great. But as soon as you want to play lower down and still retain low end, you need a bass pedal and/or blending.


i thought he only used the big muff and wah when he was doing high registered solo'ing?

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Timbre. It's all if timbre.
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