#1
imgoing to buy a bass what is the diferanse beetwen 4 string 5 and 6??
#2
4 string is standard. Its strings are tuned EADG (low to high)
5 string has an extra lower string and is tuned BEADG (low to high)
6 string usually has both an extra lower string and higher string and is tuned BEADGB (low to high)

Also, the neck gets a lot wider with the extra strings
Last edited by emil_sej at May 20, 2011,
#4
Quote by emil_sej
4 string is standard. Its strings are tuned EADG (low to high)
5 string has an extra lower string and is tuned BEADG (low to high)
6 string usually has both an extra lower string and higher string and is tuned BEADGB (low to high)

Also, the neck gets a lot wider with the extra strings


6ERS HAVE A HIGH C GODDAMMIT


Also, yeah, they have more/less strings. That's the difference.
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#5
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One has 4 strings, another has 5 and the final one has 6. Those are the only consistant differences. Go out and try some.

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#8
4 is the standard and most people will never need anything else. 5 is where its at in my opinion, the low B is amazingly helpful for people who play in lower tunings a lot and it also just sounds boomier to play an E on the fifth fret of the B than an open E. 6 is another oprtion, and I am a proud owner of one, but honestly most people aren't gonna need the extra string. I only really find need for a 6 sting in conjunction with my loop station and only really use my 6th string when Im not playing it like a bass at all.
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#9
I use my 6 like a bass sometimes xD I'm gonna say why not go with the 6

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#10
Quote by sonic_777111
Unless your hands aren't as big as Christmas hams. Some people (like me) can't even play most 4s because the necks are too wide...


That's just making excuses for bad technique and lack of practice. Complain to Tam about having small hands, I dare you.

EDIT: Unless you have freakinshly small hands because of a birth deformity or something, in which case, I apologise.
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#11
Quote by sonic_777111
Unless your hands aren't as big as Christmas hams. Some people (like me) can't even play most 4s because the necks are too wide...

4 string necks aren't wide when compared to the 6 string necks.
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#12
The neck on my 75RI Jazz is thinner than a lot of guitar necks. It's a twig compared to my guitarist's Schecter.
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#13
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The neck on my 75RI Jazz is thinner than a lot of guitar necks. It's a twig compared to my guitarist's Schecter.

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