#1
so 5 string basses have the extra low string, and 6ers have a low and a high, why do no 5 strings come with just an extra high, then id get one. any ideas, or examples of 5 strings that do come with a high string only
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#2
you can buy a six string set of strings and throw out the b string if you want then you have the extra high string
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you can buy a six string set of strings and throw out the b string if you want then you have the extra high string


would there be an issue with the string lengths at all?
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#6
I think its more a fact of what you like playing. I myself overall would porbably keep the b because its more usefull to me but what do you play. I prefer the lower notes hence me looking for a 5er.
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#7
I can't think of any basses that are shipped as 5-string tuned to E. Although you could probably order a Carvin with one.
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#8
Yeah Delirium got it right. You only have to change the nut. Then you can either put a set of 6 string strings and throw away the B; or you could just use some really light 5 string strings.

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I've never really seen the advantage a high c gives, I mean it's only slight (you get two more tones range out of them, technically) but I suppose it'd be an easier range of motion...
If I wanted a high c, I'd definately get a 6er though.
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I've never really seen the advantage a high c gives, I mean it's only slight (you get two more tones range out of them, technically) but I suppose it'd be an easier range of motion...
If I wanted a high c, I'd definately get a 6er though.


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but I suppose it'd be an easier range of motion...


Yeah id love to have a 5 string with a high c just so i can play John Paul Jones' bassline for the lemon song. I just cant keep up with shifting around o nthe g string so much!

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#12
Check out Steve Swallow. He's a jazz bass player that uses a five-string with a high-C string (not to mention with a PICK).
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And that's the main reason why someone should get a fiver. I always say it, and no-one bloody listens


I listened, I bought a fiver
I would like to get a six string though, but I'm not sure I could handle playing a 5er with no tasty low b string to play with...
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#14
thanks guys, im considering getting a fiver and stringing it with a high C instead of the extra low. what sort of nut should i look into for a project like that
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haha i can see that going catastrophically wrong lol, well ill give it a go
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#17
You don't need a new nut. I didn't get one and have had 0 trouble in over a year of use. The high C is awesome. Whole new chording possibilities are opened as well as more melody and harmony shifting and that kind of thing. If you're not a "bass guitarist" and are a "bass player" as John Entwhistle so eloquently said it, you may not find the high C all that useful. There's not a lot of space for it in the old school of thought for bass playing.
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You don't need a new nut. I didn't get one and have had 0 trouble in over a year of use. The high C is awesome. Whole new chording possibilities are opened as well as more melody and harmony shifting and that kind of thing. If you're not a "bass guitarist" and are a "bass player" as John Entwhistle so eloquently said it, you may not find the high C all that useful. There's not a lot of space for it in the old school of thought for bass playing.


riiight, i see. i use my precision for "bass playing" but wanted to get a jazz for guitarist-y stuff, and thot a fiver with a high C would sound pretty cool. so to sum up it would just be a case of getting a five string, a set of 6 strings, and leaving the low B in the pack?
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#20
niiice. im thinking about a black on black standard jazz, the pao ferro neck one, you wouldnt happen to know if they are any good would you?
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There's a standard jazz with a pao ferro neck? I didn't even know that. So... I have no opinion.


yeah the fender standard jazz V is pao ferro
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#23
The American Deluxe can have a Pau Ferro/Maple board. I've never used it myself though.
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Oh yeah! I've tried them out, I just didn't realize they were pau ferro. They're solid basses, with good value. They're the same as a standard, but with another string (and I guess a pau ferro neck). It gets my thumbs up, although there is a certain 24 fret Fender with a quilt maple top and Seymour Duncan basslines and an active preamp that this crazy guy named jazz_rock_feel owns that I would recommend as well.
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Oh yeah! I've tried them out, I just didn't realize they were pau ferro. They're solid basses, with good value. They're the same as a standard, but with another string (and I guess a pau ferro neck). It gets my thumbs up, although there is a certain 24 fret Fender with a quilt maple top and Seymour Duncan basslines and an active preamp that this crazy guy named jazz_rock_feel owns that I would recommend as well.


haha not a fan of the aesthetics but i bet it plays nice. im fairly broke just now tho, and the all white squier deluxe V looks quite nice, come to think of it they have one in my local music store, i must remember to play it tomorrow and see how it is. if not ill get my american contact to bring me back a fender V after i save sum cash
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#26
For jazzy, lead bass stuff, It will probably be very useful. I don't know where you can find one that comes standard like that nowadays, but the first 5er (the Fender Bass V) was tuned like that. Good luck finding one, though. They were only made briefly and only a few hundred were every made, probably because, back in the 60's, there were very few "lead bassists."
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For jazzy, lead bass stuff, It will probably be very useful. I don't know where you can find one that comes standard like that nowadays, but the first 5er (the Fender Bass V) was tuned like that. Good luck finding one, though. They were only made briefly and only a few hundred were every made, probably because, back in the 60's, there were very few "lead bassists."


leik ive said thru the thread, im gonna buy a 5 string, a pack of 6 strings and string the higher 5
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#28
I would love to have a 6 string in the future, I don't find the average 6 string much harder to play than a 5 string, so what the heck.

I had a squier five string as my first bass, and promptly returned it, the neck is wide enough to fit at LEAST 8 strings on it. I have no idea why they made the neck so wide...and it has that wretched ebanol blasphemous stuff for a "fretboard".
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leik ive said thru the thread, im gonna buy a 5 string, a pack of 6 strings and string the higher 5


Ya, I know just giving you guys a history lesson
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#30
i just borrow my cousins bass for a gig( he has a specter 5 string) and i just tune up to tenor tuning i believe they call it which is just EADGC
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