Cello strings on a bass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGf1UohY–Y   Using cello strings on a bass guitar is not a common practice and is generally not recommended due to several reasons: 1. **String Length and Tension**: Cello strings are designed for a much longer scale length and higher tension compared to bass guitar strings. As a result, installing cello strings on a bass … Read more

Celestion, on building guitar cabinets

Content   September 16, 2011 A 1×12 comboAs guitar speakers are different, so their cabinets are different. The box design is acoustically less critical than that for hi-fi or PA systems, but proper construction is essential. Primarily, the cabinet is a convenient way of housing the speaker, so it should be solidly built to ensure … Read more

Superior time perception for lower musical pitch explains why bass-ranged instruments lay down musical rhythms

Michael J. Hove, Céline Marie, Ian C. Bruce, and Laurel J. Trainor PNAS 2014 ; published ahead of print June 30, 2014, http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/06/25/1402039111.full.pdf+html   The statement you provided suggests that there may be a relationship between the perception of time and musical pitch, particularly in the context of rhythm perception and bass-ranged instruments. Here’s an … Read more

Why do they make the bass strings wound in the first place?

Increased mass. ————- Scott Wallace Bass strings are wound to make them heavier but still remain elastic. Plain metal (or nylon, or gut) strings don’t sound good in the bass. —————- Brian Coverstone There are three things that change the pitch of the string. The string thickness, the length, and the tightness. When you tune … Read more