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How many octaves lower is a bass to a guitar? Wikipedia says it's 1 but if it is then what is an e to e baritone guitar? Baritone guitars have a pitch imbetween a guitar and a bass or so ive read (read it in dan erlewine's how to make an electric guitar play great).

But dan erlewine also says baritone guitar is another name for 6 string bass but a 6 string bass is the same pitch as a normal bass but with 2 extra strings right?

Confused.

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But dan erlewine also says baritone guitar is another name for 6 string bass but a 6 string bass is the same pitch as a normal bass but with 2 extra strings right?

This is a confusion in relation of the baritone guitar and short scale bass - baritone guitars can/could be strung as a bass . . . examples commonly used in this subject are the Danelectro Baritone, Fender Bass IV and Jaguar.

Apparently a rather contentious issue to bass players!? Dunno why!

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