Join Date: May 2009
Location: colony of washington d.c.
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info: the only bass guitar is the acustic instrument from spain and is very rarely used.
most guitars have 6 strings (a few have more) what you are playing is a electric bass violin (SHORTENED TO ELECTRIC BASS), the upright version is commonly known as a bass, but it is a bass violin.
violins and BASS violins have 4 strings E,A,D,G There are related VIOL family members i.e. cello and viola (the most commonly known) which actually predate the violin family also have foue strings tuned in 5th C,G,D,A,
FROM AN OLD VIOLIN / VIOLA PLAYER