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Re: Drop D Tuning, or Buy A Five String?

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Posted by onebassboy on February 21, 2001 at 00:42:59:

In Reply to: Drop D Tuning, or Buy A Five String? posted by Rob on February 20, 2001 at 13:18:25:

: My question simply is this, I now play gospel music in my church,very different style from my previous Metal Madness. Most of the tapes they give me to learn the bass is OBVIOUSLY playing a rumbling 5 String, I have cloned this by tuning down either a whole or half step, but when I do this I tune all four strings, my delima is Im not familur with a D tuner, being it just tunes down the E string, therfore finding the relative octive harder? or is it just something you have to adjust to? This is why I tune all 4 strings down, but im trying to do away with that, so would someone suggest what is more feasable in the long run, a Drop D tuner, or another bass. Then I have to learn the B string, uggg.
: I appreciate all comments on the Five string bass imperticular, because I am so in the dark with these monsters, Im trying now after all these years of fooling with the bass, to learn the instrument.
: Thank you.
: Rob

i to play at church, i first started playing with my 4 string (before my 5 string days), it worked out alright ... i didn't know any better. until i experienced the true realm of the bass world. i find that most worship songs can incorporate that ever so wonderful low B, and the ability to have a run up to the E. it has enhanced my style of play tremendously. i play on the five worship teams at my church, and one of them being the youth ... i find that playing with this group that a 4 string does justice. it's all in how you play and who you play with, but God will take in any way. do what you have to ... if its your true passion to play for God ... then by all means, it'll be worth it to put out a few extra coin. it was for me.


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