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5 string basses. I was told they are pointless, also that Marcus Miller is c***?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by missymoolaura, Mar 15, 2008.


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    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Nah 5 strings are lame
    Laura. says:
    why do you think that?
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    No need for them
    Laura. says:
    care to elaborate
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Low b string
    Laura. says:
    meaning
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Why?
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    The fifth string is a low b?
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Don't u know that
    Laura. says:
    the first string is usualy a low b
    Laura. says:
    yes i know that
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Why would need that
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Unless u we're playing metal
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    And u won't be doing that will u?
    Laura. says:
    to extend your sonic capabilities
    Laura. says:
    for songs that are pitched in keys lower than e
    Laura. says:
    what about gospel where the bassist needs to keep up with the low notes on a organ
    Laura. says:
    that statement betrays an ignorence of other styles of music
    Laura. says:
    ever heard of nathan east
    Laura. says:
    jimmy jhonson
    Laura. says:
    marcus miller
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Meh
    Laura. says:
    still think they are stupid
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Im on my phone
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Yeh
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    I didn't say stupid
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    I said pointless
    Laura. says:
    well why do so many world class bassist use then
    Laura. says:
    m
    Laura. says:
    players that are earning a living playing
    Laura. says:
    i suppoose you think a 6 string is lame aswell
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    I said pointless
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    All instruments are cool
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    I didn't say lame
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Unless they play metal no one I listen to uses them
    Laura. says:
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Nah 5 strings are lame
    Laura. says:
    did say lame
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Yeh
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Cos I was telling u not to get one
    Laura. says:
    your argument has zero substance, and just because you don't use one, and the artists you listen to don't either, dosn't make them pointless.
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Are you getting payed to play one? Im just saying you should buy a bass that suits your style not what you think is good
    Laura. says:
    no, your saying they are lame and pointless. your changing the basis of your argument, thats not what you said
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    I said they are pointless for the style of music we are into
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Do u play any gospel music?
    Laura. says:
    yes
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    My phones about to die
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Well buy a five string and play the four strings that u actually need
    the color shane's in the studio says:
    Marcus miller is crap anyway
    Laura. says:
    one of the worlds best bass players...
    Laura. says:
    well who do you think is a good bas player then
    Laura. says:
    p.s.... you don't get to play with miles davies if your crap, which marcus miller has

    *He signs out*




    What do you all think?
     
  2. namraj

    namraj

    Feb 7, 2008
    /\ that was harsh and uncalled for, she was just looking for sum support for the 5 string court and the marcus miller court.

    I wouldn't say MM was one of the best players, but he's certainly one of the best slap bass players (which are not the same at all)

    and yeah why not have 5, atm i only have 4 but im in the market for a 5.

    Why do have to play the same as the artists you like, why not play like them and then better it, or better still just be yourself with ur playing
     
  3. Hawaii Islander

    Hawaii Islander Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    Rio Rico, AZ
    If you like 5-string basses and they fit what you want to play, musicwise, I can't see any reason not to get one.
     
  4. Get one. at first they feel pointless but after you get used to it and use the B string alot (like i did) i missed having that extra string when i got a new bass
     
  5. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    Don"t think we needed the play by play......too long to read.
     
  6. XtreO

    XtreO

    Jan 2, 2008
    Norway
    I've been playing metal in a band for the little more than one year I've played bass, and I find 5-strings pretty pointless.
     
  7. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    I want the 2 minutes of my like back I took actually reading this.
     
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    wow, after a whole year! w00t! :hyper:
     
  9. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    is "the color shane" a band or something?
     
  10. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    You're awesome, and your one full year of experience makes you more than qualified to give those sorts of opinions. This board is fortunate to have people like you with a depth and breath of experience to inform us of the necessities of bass. Kudos to you, good sir.
     
  11. Dude, 5 strings aren't pointless or they wouldn't make them. There's obviously a market for them, maybe not in the metal world, but go up to Jimmy Johnson or Tom Kennedy and tell them that and they'll probably pee their pants laughing at you.

    It really depends on what you play, your style of playing, and overall experience with the bass. Anyone who spends 2 years playing bass and says that there's no use playing anything else but what they're used to is really limiting their horizons IMO.
     
  12. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    Whats funny is, I get into dumb assed arguments like this ALL the time with so-called "purists". Music is a language, and as that language evolves, so must the tools. I'm an ERB player and very proud of it.:smug:
     
  13. OMG you've played a year in a metal band. Does you tunes to teh low C???

    Weak.
     
  14. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    You could read it? :confused:
     
  15. wdinc01

    wdinc01

    Nov 19, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    So besides all this troll calling these people have said, I'm actually going to put my point in.

    I never thought I needed a B string, and that if I got one it would give my guitarist an excuse to make me ride it like crazy. Now that I have a five stringer, I think it's nice to be able to run a full two scale octave without moving my wrist much. I'd rather have it tuned E-C, but I don't plan on doing that anytime soon.

    So if you want a fiver, get a fiver. Don't let someone tell you what to do.
     
  16. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I think he/she is ignorant and has no idea what he/she is talking about! Period! He/she is also proably scared that you may become a better musician than they will because of it and is trying to keep you on their level! Juvenile thoughts at best. Do what you want!
     
  17. Where's the *Dead Horse* forum?
     
  18. Five string basses are not just pointless--they're dangerous! They are ruining all good music. They are destroying the institution of marriage and the family. They start forest fires. They recruit. They are undermining America. And I admit, I played one. Once, when I was young, but I didn't inhale.

    And I won't even get started on Marcus Miller, except to remind you all of the tsunami a couple of years back. "Natural" disaster my butt. Stop shaking the earth, Mr. Miller!
     
  19. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
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  20. Wow, apparently to the metal n00b this would hafta be the most pointless picture ever. In reality, wow, that's badass!
     

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