Metalin' Guitars Offers 4- and 5-String Basses

These distinctive instruments feature a full solid billet aluminum bodied, closed chambered system, and Moses graphite necks.

Saint James, Missouri (January 20, 2016) -- Metalin’ Guitars, manufacturer of boutique aluminum guitars,will be adding 4 and 5 string basses to their production lineup. These distinctive instruments feature a full solid billet aluminum bodied, closed chambered system, Moses graphite necks, Seymour Duncan pickups, and all the sustain and tonal characteristics that make Metalin’ guitars distinctive in the marketplace.

“Everyone here is eager to get this amazing instrument into the right hands”, says Ken Wolfert, President of Metalin’ Guitars,” This bass is an engineering marvel ,and a tonal beast.”

Like all Metalin’ instruments, the basses will be covered by an industry leading, transferable limited lifetime warranty.

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Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
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• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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