Any problems switching between 4 and 5?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by mlbarlow, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. mlbarlow


    Apr 26, 2005
    Plattsburgh, NY
    Hey everyone,

    I recently decided to order a fretless acoustic four string from Carvin; I'm really excited about it. My other bass, however, if one of the old Hamer 2Tek 5s. Has anyone out there had trouble jumping between a 4 and a 5 as far as the proximity of strings goes, or should it be no problem?

  2. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    No problemo cuz.

    /Rocket Power
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Some people do have a problem with it, but I believe that they are in the minority.

    I switch between 4, 5, 6 and 12(triple 4), fretless 4, fretless 5, and scale lengths including 34", 34.5", and 35", and have little difficulty with any of the transitions.