ok my band plays in drop c but ive wanted a 5 string(also a 7 string guitar but thats beside the point) lately. would the 5th string have any benfits for me or would it b a waste?
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well if you know the notes on the fret board then having the 5 string will allow you to not have to tune down.
If you want it, I say go for it. Maybe you don't need a 5-string, but I don't see how it could really hurt.
My one band's bassist uses a 5 string and we play in drop c. It won't hurt you.
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yea, id tune it down 2 whole steps too. but like, other than break downs i cant see it having much of a purpose for me (other than playing korn stuff)
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PRS SE Paul Allender
Peavey 6505+ 112
if you can use it, yes.

and I think you can.
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I usually use a 4 string but recently I picked up a 5 string Ibanez SRX505. It's pretty cool for the music I play. It gives me more "options" when playing. Instead of jumping up on the fretboard I can go down.....deep. The guys I play with were surprised the 1st time I used it.
I still use my 4 string Geddy most of the time but the 5'er is nice to have.
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