#1
Hey,
I know a lot of people have probably asked this but, what are song good bands that use a 5-string bass/ songs that have a 5-string bass (BEADG)? I'm not really into Korn or music like that, anything from RHCP to Megadeth to The Beatles to Trivium (yeah, I know Paolo uses a 5-string) and I'm no bass prodigy so I can't do any Dream Theatre (that I've tried). Thanks
#2
I suggest Taking songs that are in different tunings (drop d, half/whole step) and transfering them to the 5 string, its what I did to begin with.
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Yamaha RBX375
#3
Les claypool (Primus) has done some cool stuff with his five and six strings, try "my name is mud" or something
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#5
try 'mr jack' and 'metro' by system of a down. they are written in drop c.
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#6
"Bent" and "Unwell" by Matchbox 20. A lot of post- Zender Jamiroquai, "Canned Heat" and "Don't Give Hate a Chance" spring to mind.
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#9
A lot of Dream Theater can be played on five strings. You really don't need the sixth string. Try Metropolis and The Root of All Evil.
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#10
Quote by the_perdestrian
try 'mr jack' and 'metro' by system of a down. they are written in drop c.

Drop C is a 4 string tuning, unless you drop everything down to the next octave.
#11
Quote by 3lusiv3
Drop C is a 4 string tuning, unless you drop everything down to the next octave.

Did you even read the thread?
Basses:
Fender Precision Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
1967 Fender Coronado Bass II
Warwick Star Bass
Squier Precision Bass TB
#12
Quote by consecutive e
Did you even read the thread?

Yeah, and you're referencing the second post/first reply? It couldn't hurt, but it's not what I'd do.
Also, OP said he doesn't like stuff like Korn.
I dunno.
#13
Every FFDP song. beadg tuning. the guitarists use six's heavily downtuned to beadf#b. but the bassist just uses a 5.

edit:korn does actually have some interesting basslines/work in thier most recent album kornIII.
Last edited by ethansj1 at Apr 26, 2011,
#14
Sonata Arctica use 5 strings, but you can't really hear the bass in their songs.