#1
Hello bassists, I've just bought myself a brand new spanking Ibanez SR405QM and am in need of bands/bassists that use 5 strings so I can get used to the new string. Any genre would be welcome and cool riffs are very welcome so I can show off the new bass.
#2
Try looking at a lot of the songs by Dream Theater. John Myung uses a six-string bass, but he rarely goes up on the high "C" string, so a fiver will be plenty for playing his stuff. It will also challenge the F@#k out of you.
#4
Slipknot is nice and simple, mainly root notes.

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#5
Protest the Hero, Mudvayne, Korn, you could probably play plenty of Necrophagist on a 5 even if he uses a 6'er tuned a step down, Cannibal Corpse.

That should be plenty enough of a start.
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#6
Quote by m4l666
Slipknot is nice and simple, mainly root notes.


Paul Gray uses a 4 string I think
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#9
Stefan Lessard of Dave Matthews uses a five string bass alot. Try that.
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#11
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Or you could just, well, transpose songs you already know to utilise the low B? It'll accustom you to the low B much better.

Listen to this. I've gotten pretty comfortable on 5-strings without actually owning one, just by taking what I know and moving it.
#12
Streetlight Manifesto.

I think all bass players should love ska.
Roots, scales, arpeggios.
Walking basslines, with added crazy hops and riffs.
Last edited by gwath42 at Dec 28, 2009,
#13
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Or you could just, well, transpose songs you already know to utilise the low B? It'll accustom you to the low B much better.


Plus it's good ear training (for me anyways), i've done it only with 7 string to 6 string guitars, and failed miserably, but i've noticed it's like ear training....for me anyways
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#14
Metallica with Rob Truijillo on bass uses a 5 string sometimes.


edit: trivium too
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#17
Quote by FatalGear41
Try looking at a lot of the songs by Dream Theater. John Myung uses a six-string bass, but he rarely goes up on the high "C" string, so a fiver will be plenty for playing his stuff. It will also challenge the F@#k out of you.


Very true i think it waas Alexi Laiho who said dreamtheater was comparable to playing a sport due to the sheer technical aspects.So that would be a choice, but Trivium stuff would be easy and theres a lot of Metalcore that uses 5ers aswell im sure.

Or you could transpose even tho it may take a little work.
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#21
Borknagar! It's mostly 6-string but you could get away with using a 5-string(and pretending you're playing fretless ofcourse).
#22
Play jazz, follow chord progressions, and memorize note names.
#23
A lot of metal bands use them.
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#24
A lot of Dream Theater, a bit of Metallica on Death Magnetic (and Sad But True) and a bit of RHCP.
#26
At the gates. Their album slaughter of the soul is the keystone melodic death metal album. The songs have neat riffs and aren't too hard to play with some practice.
#28
Jojo Garza of Los Lonely Boys is a groovemaster with the five string. Also, about half of Blood Sugar Sex Magik by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is five string.
#30
Unearth, specifically the album III: In The Eyes Of Fire.
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#31
Older Incubus. Look at some stuff off S.C.I.E.N.C.E. It's pretty fun.
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#33
Primus!

And a lot of funk and motown stuff, cant name any specifics off the top of my head though.
#34
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#35
Quote by gwath42
Streetlight Manifesto.

I think all bass players should love ska.
Roots, scales, arpeggios.
Walking basslines, with added crazy hops and riffs.



I like the way this guy thinks. Learning to play ska music has helped my finger dexterity and creativity a lot. Also the 5th string makes doing scales for the low E easier (to me at least) and I think it sounds better as a fretted note.(IMHO also)