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Tryin' ta help Spank Bass....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by malthumb, Sep 24, 2001.


  1. malthumb

    malthumb

    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Long Long Ago.....in a thread Far Far Away...
    Spank Bass wrote:

    I want to buy a new bass, but I'm not sure if I should get a 5 or stick with a 4. I've spent several hours playing 5s in my local music store but that extra string has so far proved to be useless and it gets in the way. I just want to know if any of you others that play mainly 5s had this prob when you got your first 5. Did you get used to it in a few months/weeks? Thanks for the help.

    Here's my biased view:

    Spank, get the 5. Find a song that you like to play on your 4 string and transpose it up the neck so you can get used to incorporating the B string. You'll see that this will open up many options for you. The ONLY times I prefer my 4 to my 5 is when I'm doing my Marcus Miller wannabe thing and I don't want to worry about my sucky B string muting technique. For finger funkin' and not so aggressive slappin', the 5 is my mainstay.

    Hope that helps.

    Peace,

    James