4 String to 6 String (is it easy)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Martha01, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. Martha01


    Sep 20, 2002
    those who learned to play 4strings is it easy to then go and play 6 string can anyone tell me is there any famous bass player who still play with four strings??
  2. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    a famous bassist who plays 4 strings? well...change the channel to mtv...there's a whole bunch. is it easy to switch from 4 string to 6? i did. it didn't seem too difficult to me
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    Easy? Depends on what you compare it to. I didn't think it was a big deal, and if you don't get it immediately, you will eventually. If a 6'er is what you want, buy one, and start practicing.

    And yes, there are lots of famous bassists who play four strings.
  4. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001
    I think the biggest adjustment going from a 4 to 6 was more narrow string spacing (in most cases) and cleaning up on muting techniques

    As far as famous players that still use a 4, I've never seen Geddy Lee with anything but a 4. Well...unless you count the Rickenbacker Doubleneck! :p

    And there are countless others who prefer a 4 for their weapon of choice.
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    After playing a 4 for over 10 years, I bought a 6 and gigged with it the week that I bought it. YMMV