Re: Pros and Cons of a 5 string.

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Posted by Alfonso on July 19, 2000 at 05:28:46:

In Reply to: Pros and Cons of a 5 string. posted by Davidnssbm on July 18, 2000 at 11:22:25:

Hi there!!
Well, I think that evrything is said but I'll try to show mi viewpoint...
The best pro of a 5-string (I think) is that you have more low range to play with. That is a very nice thing if you know how to use that five notes.
I mean; if we want to end the show on the stage and not escaping from the audience is better not to abuse of the B-string.
The B-string is awesome to give weight to your line in a DETERMINED moment, not always; if we made lines too based on the B-string we'll sound horrible. Believe me, it sounds great if you play the less on it; it sounds ugly if you live in the B-string!!.
Anyway; I played for five years with a four string and I'm beggining to miss a B-string (but I think I could wait two or three years more...)
Hope this helped!!. And tell us what you've decided for!!

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