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Posted by Jon Locker (126.96.36.199) on September 03, 2002 at 08:55:10:
In Reply to: Need advice about buying a bass guitar... posted by Google on September 02, 2002 at 13:07:35:
I would be scared of a $400 5 string. Unless it's like a used Yamaha or something. Most people start on 4 strings and move up to 5. There is no reason you "need" to do this other than 5 string necks are traditionally wider. Makin it harder for a beginner hand to get comfortable. My advice would be to look into yamaha's RBX series. I played one of thier 5 strings for a long time. You'll be happy with it. A very versatile model.
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