#1
I just got my first 5-string bass yesterday (Traben Phoenix) and i know it will take me some time to get used to the bigger size but how long did it take you guys to adjust from a 4 to a 5 string bass. Really the only problem is me reaching the D and G strings.
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Last edited by TrabenBassist22 at Aug 22, 2009,
#3
In 15 minutes I was already used to the 5 strings... Just think about it before you'll actually play and won't be a big deal.
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#4
If you're having trouble reaching the D and G strings I might suggest learning the floating thumb method. It might be a bit of a pain to get used to but it's a great thing to learn. At least, it was for me. It lets your right hand be in the same shape for all strings. Thus, keeping your volume even across all strings...Here, this guy explains it well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPVMBPmrblU
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#5
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If you're having trouble reaching the D and G strings I might suggest learning the floating thumb method. It might be a bit of a pain to get used to but it's a great thing to learn. At least, it was for me. It lets your right hand be in the same shape for all strings. Thus, keeping your volume even across all strings...Here, this guy explains it well.

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



yea i've been trying that out and it works i just need to get used to it. I guess i'll just have to get used to it.
So that with good courage we say, “The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

-Hebrews 13:6
#6
Ya. spend some time on it. After I got it down it felt way more comfortable...

BTW. I started on a five string and used the B string for my anchor at first. Seemed comfortable at the time but my playing has improved greatly since I stopped anchoring myself. i still anchor on the B sometimes when I'm playing on the E. I'm working on stopping that, also.
dean edge one 5 string
Schecter studio-4
Samick fairlane-6
Ibanez sb900
Ibanez btb775
Fender p bass special deluxe

Dean Del Sol
Ibanez prestige rg2610

Peavey TKO 65
Peavey vb-2
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#7
it took about five minutes to get used to having the lower string
it took a few days to get used to moving around my anchor
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#8
It doesn't take long if you don't let it seem like a big task, just remember that it's only one extra string.
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#9
I found the first hour or so actual playing that looking at the fretboard screwed me right up :P I went to an ibanez fiver, and I would hit all the other strings as well, because of the tighter string spacing. This may or may not help, but I was in the same position too

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Last edited by Canadian_basser at Aug 22, 2009,
#10
I went from a 4 to a 6, that was fun! Took me 30 minutes to get down the basics, but a month on I'm still kind of adjusting. It doesn't feel unnatural to play a 4 yet (which is my goal )

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#11
I sold my soul and got bigger hands. Works a charm.
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#12
took me literally 10 mins, then 3 or 4 mins the next few practices, then I was fine.

suppose everyone's different
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