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Re: Trouble Slapping 5 Strings


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Posted by Scott Smith on August 23, 2000 at 09:53:37:

In Reply to: Re: Trouble Slapping 5 Strings posted by Glen on August 17, 2000 at 08:24:05:

: The solution costs more money.... IMO a 5-string needs a wider neck than a 4-string. I'm just completely uncomfortable on these narrow-neck 5's. But a good wide 5 costs substantially more than a 4 - tho I recently tried a Peavey 5-string which sells for under $1500. and sounded & felt real good.

: : I don't have any problems slapping 4 strings (don't own one just tried it in the shop) but when it comes to slapping on my Stingray 5, the thumb is hopeless. Any thoughts. Thanks.

When i swithched to a 5, I was faced with a choice:either stay with a narrow neck and screw up my right hand spacing or go for a wide neck and deal with the left hand stretch. I've got stub-fingers so I opted for the narrow neck; it drove me crazy for a while but you get used to it with time..try the Hamer cruisebass, it sounds awesome.


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