I'm saving up for a 5- string bas and i was wonder, If a guitar plays an open on the E string, would bass do it on the E or the B, or does it matter?
Quote by IndianRockStar
Doesn't matter, its the same note.
Yup. An E is an E. You've surely noticed the way you can play an open A or the fifth fret on the E string and get the same note, for example.
Quote by Deliriumbassist
An open E has a slightly different timbre to 5th fret B, though

Never heard it call that, is timbre is the same as "voice" or is it timbre on a single string but voice in a chord?