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Getting my first 5 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by corrosiontrav, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. corrosiontrav


    Sep 9, 2005
    And I've never owned one before.

    Any tips on bringing myself up to speed?

    I'm a total finger style player, I use pick on occasion, but I'm really cut from the clothe of Geezer Butler and Cliff Burton.

    I'm getting a EBMM Stingray 5 SH.
  2. floridadave


    Feb 18, 2006
    Somebody Pleeease Respond, I'm about to do the same thing.:D
  3. Just play it you will get used to it, some will say rest your thumb on the B string, if it makes you feel more comfortable do it.
  4. Yes, it's all about relearning to keep your unplayed strings muted. Anchoring your thumb on the low B most of the time works well. I was having a hard time adjusting, so I kept switching back and forth between the 4 and the 5. Once I put the 4 down and forced myself to only play the 5, it was a piece of cake. You'll get it!

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