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Easiest to learn, 4 or 5 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Akeo, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Akeo


    Jun 26, 2005
    Hi everyone, I'm a new bass player, well at least trying to learn to be one. Anyhow sorry if this has been discussed before but, is it easier to learn bass on a 4 or 5 string? Or perhaps there is no difference? Thanx for your answers, and sorry for the newbie question. :oops:
  2. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    If you're just beginning it makes no difference, so start on the instrument you want to play. Do a search for more info. Good luck!
  3. PeaceFrog


    Aug 25, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA

    I learned on a 5 String and play it just fine, its nice having a low "B" string when you need the low notes.
  4. Sigurd


    Oct 27, 2004
    My first bass was a 5 as well. I was a guitar player first, so there was the initial challenge of getting used to the additional low string. But I had only played guitar for a year, so it really wasn't that bad of a transition.

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