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4 string vs. 5 string

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Trayster2, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Trayster2


    Aug 13, 2012
    Palm Coast, FL
    Ive checked the forums at the risk of being repetitive. My next question is: Which is best to learn on, a 4 string or a 5 string?
  2. superchefmrt


    Aug 18, 2012
    I started with 4 string, but moved on to 5 string after a few years. I think that's a good way to go so you can get used to the feel of the instrument first. Typically when people start learning they play closer to the head of the bass. As you learn to play in higher positions you'll find the 5 string more useful, but to start you'd probably be better off with a 4 string.
  3. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    whatever floats yer boat!

    i urged my buddy to try both before buying to find which was more comfy. he ended up getting both, but his hands seem to like the 4 banger the most. gl.
  4. Trayster2


    Aug 13, 2012
    Palm Coast, FL
    I went with a 4-string. Thanks so much.

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