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View Poll Results: what is the best number of strings?
4 22 40.74%
5 29 53.70%
6 7 12.96%
7 0 0%
8 2 3.70%
12 1 1.85%
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Unread 03-06-2003, 01:53 AM   #31
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Does anybody else think that a woman becomes like ten times more attractive when you know that she plays bass?
chicks are way hotter if the play the bass good (repeat GOOD). even better if they sing too.

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Unread 03-09-2003, 09:20 PM   #32
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Hey, I'm new, but I am a bassist at my church. I'm not that good, but I try really hard. Are actuall bass player loves to here me play and says that I am doing great.

Back to the poll, I play a 5-string, I love the low B possibilities, but it gets in the way sometimes. I love it though. I just played a 4 tonight for praise and worship. I love it, but I don't think I'll switch just yet. I learned everything I know on a 5 string so I'm going to stick to my first instinct.
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Unread 03-11-2003, 12:01 AM   #33
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yeah i learned on a 5 string and have yet to get a 4 string. i think 6 is a little overkill but whatever floats your boat. o, 5 is best!
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Unread 03-11-2003, 11:06 AM   #34
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I agree that a six would be a lttile to much and a 12 is just out of the question. Why do you need the extra high notes, when you want to go low? It would provide some more playability. Heck I haven't even seen a six in the real world. Only pictures.
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Unread 03-11-2003, 03:30 PM   #35
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Heck I haven't even seen a six in the real world. Only pictures.
same here, I think the 6th string would get in my way of slapping.
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Unread 03-11-2003, 06:00 PM   #36
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*cry for help* anyone happen to know where i can find some stuff online for 5-string?
Check out Pillar's CD, Fireproof. Some awesome use of the low B there ("Echelon" and "Further" most notably).

Personally, I prefer a 5 string. Most of the stuff I'm playing right now is on a 4 string in drop-D though. It depends on what you're playing.
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Unread 03-11-2003, 07:04 PM   #37
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same here, I think the 6th string would get in my way of slapping.
I usually don't slap the G-string on the bass, so the 6th string (usually tuned C) wouldn't bother me.
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there ya go again slap_j braggin on your slaping technique
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Unread 03-12-2003, 09:45 AM   #39
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I don't have to worry about anything getting in my way of my slapping, because I DON'T KNOW HOW! I want to learn, but it all takes time, Any tips on how to learn?
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there ya go again slap_j braggin on your slaping technique
No, I was just saying I don't usually slap on strings that high. I try to stay to the E and A strings on pop on the rest. Unless the song calls for slapping on a higher string, like that Stu Hamm thing I showed you.
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same here, I think the 6th string would get in my way of slapping.
when I said that I actually meant popping, not slapping. but since popping goes hand in hand with slapping I thought everyone understood me, sorry
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when I said that I actually meant popping, not slapping. but since popping goes hand in hand with slapping I thought everyone understood me, sorry
Ah, now I undestand. I don't have problems with strings getting in my way when I'm popping. Those 5-string basses kind of messed me up at first when I was slapping the E instead of the low B.
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What's the dif. between pop and slap?
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Ah, now I undestand. I don't have problems with strings getting in my way when I'm popping. Those 5-string basses kind of messed me up at first when I was slapping the E instead of the low B.
yeah when I got my first 5 string after playing on a 4 string for a year it messed me up a lot when I was playing, when I'm giving people lessons they get confused as to what string I'm playing, I think it's kinda cool.
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What's the dif. between pop and slap?
Slap is hitting the string with your thumb.
Pop is lifting the string with one of your fingers and releasing it, allowing it to strike against the fretboard. They are usually used togeather, and are very popular percussive bass techniques.
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