Re: Need help with and weird guitar
Think of it like this - a normal base is tuned an octave below a regular guitar right? Imagine if you tuned those strings up to standard guitar pitch (A 440). The reason bases are so long is the same reason violins are so short. The longer the string, the lower its pitch. You would have an incredibly hard time tuning standard strings to pitch at that scale (if it can even be done). Another way to think about it - take that normal base and tune it up an octave to standard guitar pitch. Imagine how tight the strings would have to be, and they're quite thick.