Just got a six string bass and im having a bit of difficulty

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Bassflame, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. Bassflame


    Jul 3, 2008
    Hey i just bought a six string

    its not too bad its a Schecter Stilletto Studio 6 model and it has a good sound to it

    however im having some difficulty getting used to the massive neck and fretboard as well as the two extra strings:confused:

    can someone please help me out with some exercises or songs to build up a familiarity with this beast? any help would be much appreciated

  2. DocBop


    Feb 22, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Just play it in about a week you'll be used to it. The one thing to focus on muting when that many strings you get a lot of sympathetic string vibration and need to make sure you are muting all the string. Todd Johnson I believe has a video demo'ing floating thumb muting. Todd has his own forum here on TB he is Mr 6-string bass so he can point you to things to work on.