#1
Hey guys, im a guitarist. i am highly interested in playing bass.

i have my heart set on a certain bass, i love its tone and especially its look.
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Epiphone-Thunderbird-IV-Bass?sku=518391

However alot of my favourite bands use 5 string basses, such as disturbed. im not sure if you can play 5 string songs on 4 string basses, so i am curious to know whether it is possible or not.

what would you reccommend, 4 string or 5 string.

if 5 string, then please reccommend a bass.
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#2
ok well i recommend not getting that bass and a lot of people on UG will say the same with good reason

if you want a 5 string get a 5 string because you cannot play 5 string songs on a 4 string (well most)
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

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#3
which bass would you reccommend then?
Quote by Mad Marius
DBZ guitars, love'em. Especially their Les Piccolo model.
#6
first of all that link!!! dont buy that, that bass is crap for soooooo many reasons.

get a 5 string if thats what your looking to play stuff on. and anything you can play on a 4 can be played on a 5 just the same or maybe even easier.

heres some solid 5 strings that are kinda cheap see how you didnt put down a budget.

Squier by Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Bass:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Affinity-Active-5-String-Jazz-Bass-V?sku=512618

Peavey Millennium BXP 5-String Bass Guitar:
http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Millennium-BXP-5String-Bass-Guitar?sku=511370

i own the second and have played the 1st one on many occasions and it is nice for its price.

both are very nice. if you have a limited budget ethier of those would work just dandy.
#7
first of all that link!!! dont buy that, that bass is crap for soooooo many reasons



whats wrong with the thunderbird?
Quote by Mad Marius
DBZ guitars, love'em. Especially their Les Piccolo model.
#8
too many things, neck dive, bad upper fret access, muddy tone etc
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

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#10
self removing bridges are the most dramatic feature...
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#11
Originally Posted by smb
I'm an arrogant bastard - I thought I was good before I'd plucked a note. I was right, of course.

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#12
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self removing bridges are the most dramatic feature...


I'm wondering if there's a statistic of how many people have been killed by the Thunderbird bridge randomly flying off.
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