Triple Octaves on 4x3 12-string Bass





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Published on Aug 3, 2006

This was a quickly made video just to demonstrate that a triple octave tuning is possible on a 4- string octave 12-string bass guitar. I will make a performance video with better audio quality in the near future. Check out this short 3-octave test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-oO16...

I know the lighting is poor and so is the camera's audio quality. This isn't a performance video.

The tuning is now:
E1 e2 e3-A1-a2-a3 D2-d3-d4-G2-g3-g4
The high ,g4,392 Hz, is the same g found on the 3rd fret high E string on a regular guitar. How do I achieve this note at 34" ?
With my special "super" strings.
Each octave is balanced with each other,so although the higher strings sound louder recorded through the DVC mic, they do not over-shadow the other strings volume. Also although I have a special bridge for Triple Octave strings in the design stage, the intonation is pretty good.
The best description I've heard is that the bass sounds like a bassist and a 12-string guitarist playing together in unison. Here is another clip with the bass plugged directly onto a CD burner http://video.google.com/videoplay?doc...

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