Thinking of switching to Bass.. 6 strings?

Discussion in 'Bass Guitar Discussion' started by 70Seven, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. eyeswide

    eyeswide SS.org Regular

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    I would always say start with a 4 or a 5. Then, after you've played enough and if you happen to find that you're limited in what you want to do, move to more strings at that time.
     
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    I would not recommend it, especially if you have had health issues that keep you from playing. I have a 4 string, and a 6 string fretless. The 6 string has a MASSIVE neck that can be hard to play. It is very heavy, and strings are crazy expensive. The strings are closer together than a 4 string, which can make it harder to play if you fingerpick, slap, or pop. I like mine, but it is really more of a rare novelty thing for when I want to screw around with playing Primus songs. I can't play it all the time.

    I would get a decent 4 string, specially for 80's thrash style where most songs are tuned in E. Maybe after a year and you like it, and dont have any wrist issues, add a 5 or 6 string, depending on what you are wanting it for.
     

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