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The first illumination came out when I arrived at a
point where I absolutely needed an instrument that
mirrored myself at 100%, because frequently 6 strings
were not sufficient to express what I wanted to, especially if
positioned in the standard order, from B to C.
So I customed my 6 strings Cort "Artisan" into an hybrid bass guitar
re-named "mirror mode", positioning the strings like a sort of Stick or Warr
guitar. I replaced the the original B and E with respectively a C and a G (0.27
e 0.35!), steels strings, thinner that the others on the opposite side of the neck.
In this way I reached the possibility to experiment strange, new positions, bichords,
chords and arpeggios, including the possibility to play my bass horizontally!
Just like a piano!!
Having two double strings, but with different scale (and "steel" as the others are nickel coated)
gave me the opportunity to play the same note giving two different moods, attack and tone!
The most interesting thing is that I can play odd measures (5 or 7/4) with the right hand as I'm
playing a 4/4 with my left hand!
In this way I could experiment new positions, many almost "pianistic", and as I said chords and arpeggios that
have grown up my melodic and armonic perception and improved my technique.