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  1. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Fortnite Kid
    22 Jul '13 11:34
    Getting new bass with 5 strings. Does anyone know of any familiar songs or basslines that utilize the extra b string?
  2. 22 Jul '13 13:26
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Getting new bass with 5 strings. Does anyone know of any familiar songs or basslines that utilize the extra b string?
    Unless you're Les Claypool, why would you waste your money on a 5-string bass?
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 Jul '13 17:48
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Unless you're Les Claypool, why would you waste your money on a 5-string bass?
    Waste? Some of them use 6 and 7 string basses. It's a brand new world for bass, it's not just thump thump thump any more.
  4. 22 Jul '13 19:58 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Waste? Some of them use 6 and 7 string basses. It's a brand new world for bass, it's not just thump thump thump any more.
    Yeah, a brand new world. With this winner as their leader:

    http://lordonly.net/Images/John/jt2x99namma2.jpg

    Why don't you go ahead and answer Karoly's question about familiar songs with the 5-string bass.
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Jul '13 16:16 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Zamboner
    Yeah, a brand new world. With this winner as their leader:

    http://lordonly.net/Images/John/jt2x99namma2.jpg

    Why don't you go ahead and answer Karoly's question about familiar songs with the 5-string bass.
    Man, that sucker must weigh a ton! TWO 8 stringers! Fretted and fretless. Wow. So who is that dude? Named John something?

    As far as ME knowing bass stuff, sorry, I am expert in acoustic guitar fingerpicking but know little about bass except thump thump thump kind of thing anyone can do
  6. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Jul '13 17:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Man, that sucker must weigh a ton! TWO 8 stringers! Fretted and fretless. Wow. So who is that dude? Named John something?

    As far as ME knowing bass stuff, sorry, I am expert in acoustic guitar fingerpicking but know little about bass except thump thump thump kind of thing anyone can do
    Here is one online lesson for 5 string bass:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dxyr7tm43WU

    Still don't know any songs for it though.
    Sorry, that was less than one minute.

    Here is another one a bit longer, going from 4 sting to 5 string.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn8aNcIviYQ