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    Hey all,

    So I'm going to get a new Bass guitar for University, I do Jazz and make use of every string available to me when improvising,

    Should I get a 6 string or 7 string?
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    (Original post by EdwardBarfield9)
    Hey all,

    So I'm going to get a new Bass guitar for University, I do Jazz and make use of every string available to me when improvising,

    Should I get a 6 string or 7 string?

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    A good bassist can do all the things they need with a 4 string

    however, I have a 5 string and tbh I'd say the string spacing is quite a lot to get used to (and the extra string)

    I only know a few bassists that use a 6 string and they are from heavy, fast paced prog bands.

    Do you think you'll benefit from a 6 string? Low B and high C I'm assuming.

    No matter what genre of music I've ever played I don't think I've ever thought I'd benefit from a 6 string bass, but each to their own!
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    (Original post by R0ckTillWeDr0p)
    A good bassist can do all the things they need with a 4 string

    however, I have a 5 string and tbh I'd say the string spacing is quite a lot to get used to (and the extra string)

    I only know a few bassists that use a 6 string and they are from heavy, fast paced prog bands.

    Do you think you'll benefit from a 6 string? Low B and high C I'm assuming.

    No matter what genre of music I've ever played I don't think I've ever thought I'd benefit from a 6 string bass, but each to their own!
    Definitely, a couple other bassists have a 5 string with a low B and another has a 5 string with high C and they come in rather useful. I'm also a big metal guy so it would be beneficial for that too.

    I already have a 4 string so I'm sorted in that department, but great input, thanks
 
 
 
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