Re: Pros and Cons of a 5 string.


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Posted by Bruce Miles on July 20, 2000 at 03:25:38:

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

: Im about 80% sure that i want a 5 string. Some of you said the 5th string doesnt sound as nice. well i head this one song that used the 5th string and i really liked how low it was. if this is what you are talking about, that sound shouldn't be a problem, but anyway, if you could be so kind, please tell me the
: Pros and Cons of a 5 string. Thanks! You guys are awesome! i would have never been able to get this far with out you!

ONE MOST IMPORTANT THING NOT MENTIONED IS AS FOLLOWS: With a 5 string,
you have only 5 more notes to play, if you use them chromatically. Three
if you don't. AND, if you're smart, and play with
a dropped D tuning for tunes in D, or A, or G, maj/min you can reduce the amount of TOTAL notes to only 3: B,C, and C#. Is it really worth it? The electric bass guitar is a 40 year old invention, but the acoustic cats have been playing the finest, most complicated music in the world for 400 years with 4 strings! Need I say more? I think not!




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