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dleft

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Hello all, I'm new to tap style, always very interested, finally got myself an instrument a beautiful krappy 10 string with classic tuning. Really digging it but have a hard really understanding the whole bass in 5ths, having been a bass player for a long time. Any thoughts or advice???
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Retune the bass side in fourths? It's only in fifths for those used to Chapman Stick.

Even better, consider restringing to have a single region of 10 strings in fourths for a huge pitch range, instead of 2 limited overlapping ranges, and avoid the rather pointless division into 'guitar' and 'bass'?

I play bass and don't like this two-region approach that seems to dominate touch instruments. Pianos and keyboards are not divided into separate 'bass' and 'treble' instruments, a full-range string instrument doesn't need to be either.
You could then tune to extended-range bass tuning F#BEADGCFBbEb and be able to play lower and higher pitches, and be able to play parts that are unobstructed by the division and are free to move across any pitch range.
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dleft

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That's a fair suggestion, I will give much thought. Thanks
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I'm also new to tapping and hadn't thought about re-stringing in the way you describe, Ixlramp. This sounds fascinating and quite innovative, so thank you for the idea.  I will now go and 'play'.
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If anyone needs information on where to get the extreme gauge strings for F#0 or similar pitches (below 5 string bass low B) i can help out.
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