Letters to the Editor

Have a problem with your 12-string bass, or do you think something should be done differently? Here's your chance to express yourself. You may remain anonymous but if you complain about something, tell us how it should be fixed!

Why Octave Strings is Bad

An Assessment by Karl Childers

Yessir.... them octave strings.... they is bad.... mm-hmmm. I reckon some folks
may have a decent use for 'em, like stringin' up chickens or usin' 'em as shoelaces.


Chickens.... mm-hmmm
Them octave strings.... I studied about 'em. The Bible says you ought not use 'em.
It says if you do that, you go off to Hades. Some folks call it Hell, I call it Hades.

I reckon this is Hades.
That Tom Petersson.... I reckon he's a good man.... mmmm.... He don't look like much. They say he had somethin' to do with addin' them octave strings. But I don't reckon the Good Lord would send anybody like him to Hades. I figure addin' them extree octave strings was some sort of an accident.


That's me.
You shouldn't oughta use them octave strings.