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My new 5-string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sandman_96, Sep 12, 2001.


  1. sandman_96

    sandman_96

    Jul 16, 2001
    USA, Oklahoma
    Hey I just got my new dean edge 5-string today(which is my first 5-string). Its not as hard as I thought it would be to get used to it and it plays real well. I got one question though, the low B string is kinda floppy, anyone know how to tighten it up without going out of tune or would a new set of strings be better. By the way it came with EHS Boomers. Thanx.
     
  2. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Is that a 35" cale B? Okay, what you could try is a heavier guage B string. It is a physics thing, but the heavier the mass of the string, the more tension you will need to get it to a B, so the string won't be as "floppy".
    Hope this helps,
    DingZ2
     
  3. alx564

    alx564

    Jul 31, 2000
    Emmaus, PA
    Hey,

    This is kinda off topic but, how is the Dean Edge. I was lookin at a dean edge Q6 but I cant find anywhere to play them. I was just wondering what you think of them.
     
  4. sandman_96

    sandman_96

    Jul 16, 2001
    USA, Oklahoma
    Hey alx564,
    Well I have had a dean edge Q4 for about a year now, and was my bass of choice before i got the dean 5-string today. But i love both of them. Ive heard people say that the string spacing is tight on the 6-string but i have never played one. Other than that there one of the best basses i have found for the price IMO(i paid $300 for the 5-string).
     
  5. alx564

    alx564

    Jul 31, 2000
    Emmaus, PA
    Thanks. I was looking at either a Cort Curbow 6 String (I have a four and love it) or the Dean. The Cort though is more expensive and I have very little money :(