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On 10/08/2019 at 10:13, Burns-bass said:

This 100%. It’s about economy of movement in most cases, rather than extension of range. That’s not to say people don’t venture to the lower reaches, of course they do, it’s just it reduces the need for position shifts.

Always assumed they appeared to go sub bass,synth like for modern artists rather than save your fingers 

I like going up and down the neck ,I never do the open note stuff and stay at the nut either .Just sounds odd to me .Chord stuff I can see being handy with that 5th string 

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On 14/08/2019 at 08:51, Woodinblack said:

I must admit to being puzzled why you are trying to find a use for it. If a use for it isn't immediately apparent, what good is it for you?

Not hearing loads of "how can you do without one " either so is it just for show to get one ? it cant be to save your hands getting tired ?

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1 hour ago, jazzmanb said:

Not hearing loads of "how can you do without one " either so is it just for show to get one ? it cant be to save your hands getting tired ?

Well, I can't do without one, but if he was using a 4 and didn't have a problem, there is no problem to be solved. I have no problem either, I just use a 5 (which is what I do). 

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21 hours ago, bigjimmyc said:

Try “Blackbird” by Alter Bridge

I do like that, Myles Kennedy is a vocalists at the peak of his abilities.

Classic bit of Ultimate Guitar tab:

Tuning: 5-string down 1/2 step (Bb Eb Ab Db Gb) 
This can be played on a B-tuned 5-string bass with a few adjustments. I tabbed it as tuned down to match the guitar parts.

Then the whole tab doesn't go lower than B...

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