#1
So, i just don't seem to understand basses yet. I don't have one but will be getting a bass very soon. So what is the standard tuning for a bass and what do 5 string offer in the way of tuning. thanks for your help
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#2
This is covered in the FAQ is it not?

Anyway, a normal 4 string is tuned GDAE (high to low). A standard 5 string adds an extra string below these tuned to a B.

In addition to extended range, many players favour 5 strings for economy of movement in the fretting hand.
#4
4-String: EADG (Low to high)
5-String: BEADG (Low to high)
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#5
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So, i just don't seem to understand basses yet. I don't have one but will be getting a bass very soon. So what is the standard tuning for a bass and what do 5 string offer in the way of tuning. thanks for your help


It's a bass with 5 strings... and the deepest one is B hence BEADG (thickest to thinnest)
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It's a bass with 5 strings... and the deepest one is B hence BEADG (thickest to thinnest)


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#7
Alright thanks guys. I don't think it is in the faq. I looked but i couldn't find it atleast. But thats what i hoped. cool sweet
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#8
standard is E A D G

5 sting is BEADG its apparently super hardcore and "brootle"

6string is BEADGC if your smart you will go 4 or 6 unless you want to look hardcore and brutal. if thats what your after then yes 5 is where its at. if you just want to start learning use 4. if you want to become a god get 6.

thats my two cents, think abot it however you want though its your choice.
#10
yeah 5 strings really are hardcore. Of course 7 strings crush 6 strings soo... lulz
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#11
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Well i think you are way off the mark.

Five strings are "brutal"?
News to me.



yea brutal was off the mark. i guess i should have written out a massive essay explaining what i was trying to say instead of assuming everyone would magically get what i was trying to say lol
#12
So on a note related to 5 strings....

I have relatively small hands so what is a good 5 string bass that has a thinner neck? I've heard Ibanez SR's are some of the thinnest around, is that true, and what's comparable?

Thanks! Sorry for the hijack TS, but I think you got your question answered!
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#13
yeah i did that's cool. i can't answer you unfortuanatly but let's hope this post will kinda bump your post and get some answers as there seems to be none
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#14
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5 sting is BEADG its apparently super hardcore and "brootle"
6string is BEADGC if your smart you will go 4 or 6 unless you want to look hardcore and brutal. if thats what your after then yes 5 is where its at. if you just want to start learning use 4. if you want to become a god get 6.


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#15
Quote by bass-boy-garith
standard is E A D G

5 sting is BEADG its apparently super hardcore and "brootle"

6string is BEADGC if your smart you will go 4 or 6 unless you want to look hardcore and brutal. if thats what your after then yes 5 is where its at. if you just want to start learning use 4. if you want to become a god get 6.

thats my two cents, think abot it however you want though its your choice.

Uh...no. A 5 string gives you some lower notes to give you more depth, it doesn't make you "br00talz".
#16
Quote by bass-boy-garith
standard is E A D G

5 sting is BEADG its apparently super hardcore and "brootle"

6string is BEADGC if your smart you will go 4 or 6 unless you want to look hardcore and brutal. if thats what your after then yes 5 is where its at. if you just want to start learning use 4. if you want to become a god get 6.

thats my two cents, think abot it however you want though its your choice.


I play a 5 string, I play worship and alternative and pop rock, sometimes a bit of screamo-ish stuff now and then. Far from br00tal, really.
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