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Looking at an SX 5 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by edulmes, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. edulmes


    Aug 21, 2004
    Oostburg WI
    This is an extremely dumb question for those of you who have played a 5 string, or know more about basses than what I do.

    What is the standard tuning of a 5 string?
    Does a 5 string go lower or a higher than a 4 string?

    I just came across some money, just enough for an SX, and I have wanted to play some songs that go lower than E. Will a 5 string will do this for me?

    Sorry for insulting the world of bassists with those ?s!
  2. Yes, a 5 string is tuned B E A D G, so it goes lower. :smug:
  3. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    hiya, not a dumb question

    5 stringers can be tuned high or low as you want

    standards are

    low : BEADG, this is the most common for 5 stringers. the low B is thicker than E string.

    high : EADGC, for those who want the high C, nice for soloing and stuff.

    tuning is just a way how you want your sound.
  4. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I used to tune high, now I tune low :D they do both if you want, but come equipped with a low B.
  5. edulmes


    Aug 21, 2004
    Oostburg WI
    I love this place. Quick replys, and people that dont insult you! Cool!
  6. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    you are welcome, mate :D
  7. By the way, you suck!

    Just kidding! Welcome to the club!

    For future reference...

    6 String = BEADGC
    7 String = BEADGCF or F#BEADGC
    8 String = you better know what the strings are before you mess with this!