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Scott Anderson
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    Post  oddball Sun May 08, 2011 5:29 pm

    Any body else play a 5 string, would love it if you guys would post some 5 string tabs or hear what you play, since I dont own a 4 string I think 5 string tabs would be awsome pig
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    Post  Scott Anderson Sun May 08, 2011 5:59 pm

    I have a 6 string bass, and I love the extra range that the extra strings give compared to a normal 4 string bass.

    I have one 5 string tab, it's Cochise by Audioslave. Reply if you want it, and I'll e-mail it to you.
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    Post  pH Sun May 08, 2011 9:08 pm

    I want to get a 5 string bass with the neck through the body, I played one and it was a bassgasm, far warmer sound than my bolt-on four string
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    Post  Sykk Sun May 08, 2011 11:17 pm

    I have a 5 string too. I posted a Mudvayne song and a Dream Theater and some other band.
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    Post  oddball Mon May 09, 2011 4:24 am

    email is johnymartin667@yahoo.com , and ive seen the mudvayne tab and the vid not sure im there yet, havent got the slappin and poppin thing yet .

    almost cut my thumb off a few years ago so my tendons are messed up , I like playin with my fingers the most.
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    Post  Dave Bennington Mon May 09, 2011 8:32 am

    Scott Anderson wrote:I have a 6 string bass, and I love the extra range that the extra strings give compared to a normal 4 string bass.

    I have one 5 string tab, it's Cochise by Audioslave. Reply if you want it, and I'll e-mail it to you.

    Dude, a six string bass? That's mint. I love like the sound of a low b string but 5 strings are harder to play, I had a jam on my bass teacher's 5 string and I was quite happy to get back onto my 4.
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    Post  oddball Mon May 09, 2011 5:11 pm

    depends on what your used to i think ,I started on my 5 string so a 4 feels weird even though most of the time I play it like a four, just feels strange without my b string

    Dave Bennington wrote:
    Scott Anderson wrote:I have a 6 string bass, and I love the extra range that the extra strings give compared to a normal 4 string bass.

    I have one 5 string tab, it's Cochise by Audioslave. Reply if you want it, and I'll e-mail it to you.

    Dude, a six string bass? That's mint. I love like the sound of a low b string but 5 strings are harder to play, I had a jam on my bass teacher's 5 string and I was quite happy to get back onto my 4.
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    Post  Scott Anderson Wed May 11, 2011 7:36 pm

    oddball wrote:depends on what your used to i think ,I started on my 5 string so a 4 feels weird even though most of the time I play it like a four, just feels strange without my b string

    Dave Bennington wrote:
    Scott Anderson wrote:I have a 6 string bass, and I love the extra range that the extra strings give compared to a normal 4 string bass.

    I have one 5 string tab, it's Cochise by Audioslave. Reply if you want it, and I'll e-mail it to you.

    Dude, a six string bass? That's mint. I love like the sound of a low b string but 5 strings are harder to play, I had a jam on my bass teacher's 5 string and I was quite happy to get back onto my 4.


    I love the B string so much, because I tend to play more songs that need it, like Dream Theater songs, Korn songs, etc.
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    Post  oddball Wed May 11, 2011 8:21 pm

    yup I work it into songs that are normaly played on the E ,some times it works some time it dont
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    Post  Sykk Thu May 12, 2011 11:02 pm

    Idk most bands that use 5 strings slap. You could always just play the slap lines finger style instead.
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    Post  oddball Fri May 13, 2011 1:31 am

    Yea , it sux that I cant slap yet but im sorta working on it.
    Were playing alot of Zeppelin right now so theres no need to slap or pop.

    But it is something I want to learn.
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    Post  Sykk Fri May 13, 2011 3:11 am

    Well go for it. If it messes up ur thumb that bad they have thumb guards for it and alternative slapping techniques. 5 string songs are hard to find and half of them slap. I think Dream Theater uses a 6 but you could play it on a 5, i know i do. If you can't keep up with the speed just slow it down and work up. I posted 2 or 3 songs by them.
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    Post  oddball Fri May 13, 2011 6:09 am

    Im gonna work on that ,and my finger technique , and stuff this summer.

    Im going up a canyon sunday to work for a geologic feild station, be up there working 12-15 hours a day for three months, just me and my bass and alot of work lol.
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    Post  Sykk Sat May 14, 2011 2:31 am

    cool. how long have you been playing?
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    Post  oddball Sat May 14, 2011 7:29 pm

    got a bass and drum set when I was 12 , but never took it serious ,just wanted to play guitar , so ive been noodling for years but never realy played ,im 30 now but been playing just my bass for about 2 months,

    Went to a band practice with my neighbor to get guitar lessons , and they handed me a bass to mess with since there was no bass player (they have 3 basses) and I played the whole practice on bass , so I became the bass player in 1 night lol.

    But I like playing bass better than guitar now so im gonna stick with it,worlds full of shitty guitar players no need for 1 more.
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    Post  Sykk Sat May 14, 2011 8:24 pm

    oddball wrote:got a bass and drum set when I was 12 , but never took it serious ,just wanted to play guitar , so ive been noodling for years but never realy played ,im 30 now but been playing just my bass for about 2 months,

    Went to a band practice with my neighbor to get guitar lessons , and they handed me a bass to mess with since there was no bass player (they have 3 basses) and I played the whole practice on bass , so I became the bass player in 1 night lol.

    But I like playing bass better than guitar now so im gonna stick with it,worlds full of shitty guitar players no need for 1 more.


    cool i've been playing for a year now.
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    Post  oddball Sat May 14, 2011 10:57 pm

    its only been a few month realy for me but ive at least messed with one alittle.
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    Post  Mickie Mon May 16, 2011 5:52 pm

    I play one too but I also have a standard one so I can play more.
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    Post  oddball Tue May 17, 2011 11:45 pm

    Mickie wrote:I play one too but I also have a standard one so I can play more.
    we have 3 standard 4 string basses , but I just play my 5 ,the string spacing on a 4 feels wrong to me since ive been playing my 5 so much.

    And the Ibanez sr's are none to have a thin fast kneck (I love it).
    Was looking at getting a Fender jazz v 5 string but the kneck felt like a 2x4 in my hands.

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