uitarist Andrew Baena, known for his work with extended-range guitars, reacted to frequent “Why not just bass” comments he got on his videos by actually replacing his 9-string with a bass.
The musician explained:
“In this little test, we take a listen to a 9 string guitar and a bass guitar in the same octave.
“The first test showcases the bass guitar by itself, then the 9 string by itself, then the two together.
“The second riff showcases the same thing, but this time the 9 string guitar uses the bass tone, and vice versa. Both are tuned to some form of C# tuning.”
After the test, Andrew concluded:
“Well guess what – it doesn’t sound the fucking same! As you can hear, the guitar sounds terrible as bass and the bass – well, it kinda sounds good but that’s not the point. It’s not the same, doesn’t sound the same, stop fucking saying that.”