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View Poll Results: How many strings do you prefer?
No more than four 14 37.84%
No more than five 13 35.14%
Six 7 18.92%
MORE THAN SIX! 3 8.11%
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Old 2006-01-26, 10:22
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Post How many strings?

I got bored and thought I'd make a poll to see how many people like how many strings lol
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Old 2006-01-26, 10:55
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Well i usually just play 4 strings, because thats what ive started on and practiced on, and im used to them.. but i do have a couple of 5 strings, and like to pick them up now and then, and im open to trying out basses with more than 6 strings.. i just prefer the spacing of the 4 string, and neck width..

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Old 2006-01-26, 12:39
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4 strings all the way...I agree with Tattered and perfer the neck width of the four string.
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Old 2006-01-26, 15:15
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Old 2006-01-26, 16:02
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i say 5 string the width to fhte 4 string is to narrow. 5 string is just perfect
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Old 2006-01-26, 16:09
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I have a question... How exactly do you tune a 5 string? Is it like B E A D G in standard? Or lower? And if your guitarist plays in D(a step down), do bassists also drop everything a whole step or do they transpose?
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I have a question... How exactly do you tune a 5 string? Is it like B E A D G in standard? Or lower? And if your guitarist plays in D(a step down), do bassists also drop everything a whole step or do they transpose?



its usually easier just to tune down, but you dont have to, and that is how you tune a 5 string.

i picked 6 just becuase they look sweet
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Old 2006-01-26, 16:39
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I vote 6 because I play 6.. I dig more than 6 though, 7 would be about perfect. 8 is a little too big to be comfortable and any more than that is definitely not for me. 8+ bass guitar strings are too tough to find. It is neat to have that kind of tonal range though, from synth bass pedal notes to beyond the 6-string guitar, under your fingers
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Four string. I own both a four and a five, but the four is more comfortable. I like the lighter weight and thinner neck. Plus, Traben has way more tone and sustain than even imaginable in ESP's wet dreams.
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Old 2006-01-26, 21:34
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i have a 5 string only....but i like 4-strings better (yeah...). I agree with tattered on the neck with and spacing. The smaller neck lets me play longer without hurting and the spacing allows me to play smoothly and clearly. When i play on my 5 string it sounds like a drying moose.

The only reason i own that 5-string is so i can reach those lower notes without downtuning like fuckin crazy
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My dad got his 1976 Fender Precision 4-string converted into a 5-string a few years back....same neck, the strings are a bit closer together....so all he had to do was get a new bridge put on, new nut, extra tuner, and new pickups....and got to keep the width of a 4-string neck....pretty fuckin' sweet, maybe I'll post a pic of it sometime.....it's beeeeeautiful

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Old 2006-02-03, 05:31
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That sounds pretty cool, the string spacing must be very close though!
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more than 6 for looks i've always though more than 6-strings looked cool...
but for playing i'd choose four 'cos that's what i'm used to, no more than 5 though for me as my hands are kinda small and when i tried a 6-string i couldnt really handle it
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5 for me...i had a four....i just thought te neck was a little less wide for my liking
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i play a 6 string alverez bass besides playing lead its also fun to slap on a standard bass along with playing some primus
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five strings get me all the bitches i need ... oh, sorry, I meant "pitches"
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Old 2006-03-04, 22:28
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more than 6...i own a 6, a 5, and a 4 and i love my 6. i chose more than 6 because i want more than 6 and i know i can handle it, i can bend my fingers where the knuckle meets the palm and just my fingers alone are about 1/2 inch longer than the fretboard so i figure i can handle at least a 9 but i dont have the money for it. but i gotta say, i do like the width of 4
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pretty fuckin' sweet, maybe I'll post a pic of it sometime.....it's beeeeeautiful



That would be awesome to see - definitely post that. Fender made a 6 string bass many years ago that looked like a strat on 'roids. Any one ever see or play one?

[BTW - I tried 5 and 6 and now I only play 4 string]
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Old 2006-03-18, 06:28
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Bet you wouldnt beleive that this bass is a fender.

http://www.rockcity.at/images/frequ...arm/ALIEN15.jpg

It is! its a 6 string custom made for AAF bassist Tye Zamora

http://www.rockcity.at/images/frequ...farm/ALIEN5.jpg
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Old 2006-03-19, 08:36
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Depends what I play...
I own a five string + a four string fretless.
For stuff played with 4 strings I prefer 4 stringed
and the same with five strings.
But after all, I think four strings is enough.
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