Welcome to Open Carnage

A resource for Halo 1 modding and tech, with unique means of rewarding individual content creation and support. Have a wander to see why we're worth the time! EST. 2012

Tucker933

Show Yourself!

1,095 posts in this topic

well no it's not quite like saying a violin is the same as a triangle...

if anything it's like saying a violin is the same as a cello

point being, two seperate instruments with two separate goals. Only similarity is the fact that they both use strings to make the sound.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Members of Open Carnage never see off-site ads.

point being, two seperate instruments with two separate goals. Only similarity is the fact that they both use strings to make the sound.

...wat. sure their 'goals' and play styles are different, but a bass is essentially a guitar, an octave down, minus the top one or two strings.

Kvasir likes this

m68Vl5E.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...wat. sure their 'goals' and play styles are different, but a bass is essentially a guitar, an octave down, minus the top one or two strings.

...welp I play a bass as more of a percussion instrument. Keeping time. Setting down a grove.

Purely speaking in the construction of both instruments, they are extremely similar in the sense that they both use strings. Both have necks, both have bodies, etc... but thats about where the similarities end. A hybrid car and a race car are essentially the same. They both have 4 wheels and an engine connected using a transmission. But the two are extremely different because they are designed to do 2 different things.

I suppose I am arguing that the bass is closer to a drum set than a guitar, which for me it is (which I also play guitar and drums). Yes, my analogy was bad, but the point still stands for anyone who cares.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah except that they're also tuned exactly the same, have the exact same fret layout, harmonics, etc. if you were talking about like a sitar or something you'd be right, but once again, bass is essentially a guitar, tuned down an octave, minus 2 strings.

an electric guitar and an acoustic guitar sound different, play differently, and are used for different things. the way i strum an acoustic guitar makes it as much of a percussion instrument as anything else, whilst electric is used from anything from lead to atmosphere to rhythm to whatever the fuck you like. doesn't mean the two aren't essentially the same instrument.


m68Vl5E.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...welp I play a bass as more of a percussion instrument. Keeping time. Setting down a grove.

You obviously never heard of rhythem guitar.

Also I play in drop C so I play in the tuning of a bass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You obviously never heard of rhythem guitar.

Also I play in drop C so I play in the tuning of a bass.

wat...? bass tuning is eadg, same as guitar, just one octave down

Kvasir likes this

m68Vl5E.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.