Posted by onebassboy on August 25, 2002 at 19:43:05:
In Reply to: HELP! bass question? posted by Jason on August 23, 2002 at 12:56:48:
: This is probably a very stupid question. But ive never played bass before and im looking to buy a bass. Should I buy a 5 string or the traditioal 4. What are the pros/cons? Also im into jamband type music but mostly funk, bluegrass and rock, whats would be a good 1st time bass?
i first started on a 4 string, then i bought my five string. i found it to be beneficial to learn the standard fretboard first. if money is not an issue, i suggest buying both. i love having the option for having my fast acting p-bass lyte, for slap and other driving rock, and then my ibanez soundgear 5string for the slower melodic, where having a low D is very much welcomed. its all a matter of opinion. buy what you feel comfortable with.
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