4 or 5.. is there a definitive answer yet?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassyBill, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. Four

    2 vote(s)
  2. Five

    2 vote(s)
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  1. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Sorry if this has been done before (I did try a quick search), but some other posts have got me thinking and I haven’t been able to find a poll that answers this specific question. If you had to go with just one, would you choose a 4 string or 5 string bass? I’m ignoring 6s and 7s here, so just the two options. I guess I’m interested to find out whether we are close to redefining what is considered a standard bass yet, or whether that point is still a long way off.
  2. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    Silly poll. Too silly. Start again.
  3. oh no :eek: people are going to jump all over this one!
    anyway your generaly find that most play fours and about two thirds of that number play fivers and many have a strong devotion to the ERB's or extended range basses w/ six or more strings that is what i got from the disscussions here. many of us like myself own both. I find my fiver gets alot of dust but only because the quality of the four is ten times better. the next nice bass i'll get is a Sixer

    Welcome to talkbass! :cool:
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I prefer five, but I like my 4 stringers too.

    At least half of the population will answer 4, almost half will answer 5, and about 2 or 3 percent will want to know why you didn't include 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12(singled), 12(doubled), 12(tripled), 15, and 18 string basses.


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