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Strings on the bass

February 15th, 2017

Hi John! I want to start off by saying thank you! I’ve been a fan of you, and Duran Duran since I was a kid. I discovered the band when Come Undone was released. I was about ten years old. I was so inspired by you and the way you play the bass (still love it, never gets old). I took lessons when I was about fifteen. I’ve only ever played a four string bass. I’m curious, which do you like better, the four or five string?

“As a bassist of the old school variety I like basses like my cars – with four wheels (or strings) I’m not above the odd flirtation with a 5 now and again however. JT”