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    Quartet or quintet

    I wonder whether someone could shed some light on the differences and why you would choose one over the other, etc.?

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    Re: Quartet or quintet

    Well, when I re-tube amplifiers I always prefer to get a matched set so I guess that would require a quartet. Never heard of an amplifier with 5 output tubes so I guess a quintet would be out of the question.

    Of course, if we're talking beer then I imagine you'd prefer a quintet. That's just one short of a six-pack, you know.

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    Re: Quartet or quintet

    See, I assumed he meant "string".

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    Re: Quartet or quintet

    The effect the presence or lack of bass is that to me quartet sounds much more intimate and works also better when mixed with an electric band instruments for example, since the bass already comes from outside of the string section and isn't therefore needed that much. You'd EQ it out anyway.

    And then on the other hand, to me quintet sounds more like a small string section of on orchestra than five strings. An orchestral quality. Quartet has this more intimate and "wooden", harsher sound.

    That could be maybe compared to EQing the bass away from any sound. The sound becomes less full, but you notice the higher registers in much more detail. The same thing happens when you remove the bass from a quintet.
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    Re: Quartet or quintet

    Quote Originally Posted by karvasika View Post
    The effect the presence or lack of bass is that to me quartet sounds much more intimate and works also better when mixed with an electric band instruments for example, since the bass already comes from outside of the string section and isn't therefore needed that much. You'd EQ it out anyway.

    And then on the other hand, to me quintet sounds more like a small string section of on orchestra than five strings. An orchestral quality. Quartet has this more intimate and "wooden", harsher sound.

    That could be maybe compared to EQing the bass away from any sound. The sound becomes less full, but you notice the higher registers in much more detail. The same thing happens when you remove the bass from a quintet.
    Cool, then quartet is perhaps what I'm after. Thanks for sharing your insight!

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