Question about 5 strings...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Greenantgods, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. Greenantgods


    Oct 18, 2004
    does the fifth string add an extra low note or higher note?
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    In the end, you can tune it whatever you want (depending on the strings you use), but the standard 5-string consists of a regular 4-string tuning plus a low B (a perfect fourth below the low E string).

    Hope this helps.
  3. TheBassBetween


    Jun 25, 2005
    The fifth slot in a 5 string bass can be used for a low B string, or a high C string. Most people use a low B. For me, I find it's easier when playing in E or Eb.