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Playing a 5-er improves technique/speed?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Bunnoodle, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Bunnoodle


    Nov 29, 2017

    I tried a 5-er for about 3 months, now i've gone back to my 4 string p-bass and it just feels like ive improved massively - my hands handle the frets a lot quicker. Similar experience??
  2. iammr2


    Jun 10, 2002
    Same here. Hand position greatly improved. Speed, not necessarily. Makes a four stringer feel small.
  3. Smaller neck will give that impression. Fact is, you probably are just as fast on the 5'r but it's a larger surface so it seems like you are not. It's a perception thing. My feeling is that if you are experiencing this, ride that wave and shred it like never before. It's boosting your confidence, and there is nothing wrong with that. This might just be a wall that has been torn down towards playing more complex lines.

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