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I WOULD however, be interested in expanding tonal options UP from the roots and other tones that I currently enjoy. More choices UP are ones I could work in during live performances without sacrificing the foundation of the band sound (bad note, missed beat, etc) that is expected of a bass player. With choices ABOVE I could add some different/interesting double stops, simple chords, and play even simple octaves in a bit different register and/or with different timbre.
So, a 5 that is EADG and one more above the G. NOT a 5 that starts below the E.
I'm not asking if they will/won't. I just wanted to discuss this a bit.
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The only flaw I see in that notion is, with an extra-bass-string 7, you can still play the traditional 6-string chord shapes that are hardwired into most guitar players (older ones, anyway). That'd be a bigger challenge with an added high A string.
This wouldn't be a factor at all on a bass, though. Go for it! Get high and funky on that B string.
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Now if I only had something useful to contribute to the conversation...
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