Re: Pros and Cons of a 5 string.

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Posted by phairis on July 24, 2000 at 19:03:52:

In Reply to: Re: Pros and Cons of a 5 string. posted by Alfonso on July 19, 2000 at 05:28:46:

: 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!!

Excellent point Alfonso. The 5th (or 6th) string can lend tremendously to your music IF you use it tastefully. And just a note to those saying Geddy Lee uses exclusively 4 strings, he occasionally uses a Wal 5-string.

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