#2
Well, the most common is a low B string, like a 7 string guitar. but I've heard you can find one with a higher B, also.

As for the bass, I'm unsure about the Dean, but the Squier's always a fairly good starting instrument. I like the one I have, though. It's also $200
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#3
I'd suggest trying to get an extra 50 and get this
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ibanez-GSR205-5-String-Bass-519525-i1150633.gc
It'd pay off in the long run to get that first, but if it has to be one of those to, I'd choose the Squier.

Standard 5 String tuning is BEADG


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#4
if your into rock, u might want to get a fender, ibenez, or carvin. they have great quality and im getting one of those for christmas
#5
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Standard 5 String tuning is BEADG

So that's another string above the standard EADG gauge? And yeah, that Ibanez is better, thanks.
#6
if your only spending that little i dont think its worth the extra string it will be lesser quality for the price its more to take care of (like chinging strings etc.) and strings cost more
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#7
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So that's another string above the standard EADG gauge? And yeah, that Ibanez is better, thanks.


By above, do you mean pitch or placement? it's above the low e on the physical bass, but it's one string lower in pitch.
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#8
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Well, the most common is a low B string, like a 7 string guitar. but I've heard you can find one with a higher B, also.

As for the bass, I'm unsure about the Dean, but the Squier's always a fairly good starting instrument. I like the one I have, though. It's also $200

The 60s Fender 5 string had a C above the G string and not B; so as to make Bass riffs/runs more natural with all the string intervals being perfect 4ths, I tune my 6 string Bass E A D G C F.
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#9
For the B in BEADG, should I just use the same gauge as the E but tuned lower? Or a heavier string?
#10
One would buy five string sets which generally go 45-65-85-105-130/135.