Re: 4 or 5?

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Posted by tri on August 27, 2000 at 05:11:07:

In Reply to: Re: 4 or 5? posted by Datsgor on August 26, 2000 at 22:48:19:

: : I was wondering if anyone could help me with this. I pretty much know nothing about the bass, but I want to learn how to play. I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good one to start out with--not high in price. Another question I have is this: What is the difference between a 4-string and 5-string bass? (besides the obvious). All the bands I listen to have 5-string basses, but I've heard that there's really no difference and you can play the same songs. Would someone please help me out with this?? And one more thing-Is Ibanez a good bass, and how do you pronounce that if anyone knows? Please e-mail me ( to let me know if you can answer any of my questions. It would be VERY helpful. Thanx!!

: : Jill
It's all about options when a bassist lays down a groove he generally follows the root notes and works the circle of five you will learn this as you go is a fabulous instrument to play but remember its is true that it is the easiest to learn but the most difficult to master.However the bassist is the most important of all as they actually are the driving force of all bands.
A big tip buy the best you can afford and get active pickups you will appreciate the difference.

: Its eye-ba-nez. they are ok basses..some people like them alot. If you are just starting out..why not start on a five will never know the difference. THE biggest difference is with a five string, you typically get(depending on how it is tuned) 5 more notes than a four string bass. Thats important to some people, others it is not. You decide for yourself and you will be happy. If you are trying to emulate bassists that play five strings, then you should probably get five strings. Fender makes some cheap basses, Ibanez too. Go to the store and check em out.......late

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