The annoyance is when guitar and bass are together in octaves, with the bass providing support for the guitar, and then suddenly the bass goes below where the guitar is capable of playing, and the interval between the too is suddenly much wider, and the support goes away.
ah ok yeah, that makes sense.
what is the consensus on 7 string guitars? more or less disagreeable than 5 string basses? ima say more.
question for bass players: assuming you're playing with your fingers and resting your thumb on the pickup, when you go up to the A or D or god forbid the G, do you keep your thumb on the pickup or move it up to the adjacent string? just curious.
I don't play seven-string myself.
But in the capable hands of George Van Eps, Lloyd Wells, my friend Davy Mooney, my good friend Charlie Hunter, and any of the other exceptional players... particularly those who do a lot of performing unaccompanied, (or, in Charlie's case, without a bassist) it can be very cool.
And since I'm not as often put in a position where they're onstage next to me annoying me directly I probably have fewer feelings about it!