Originally Posted by 5stringsofdeath
After playing bass for 3 years, and in the last year with 2 bands simultaneously, I'm dropping the cash on my first brand new bass! Currently I'm using an Esp Ltd F-104 and B-105....both purchased used. Time to trade in the B-105 towards either a F-5E or an F-415. I'm leaning towards the 415 simply due to the EMG pickups and the way it looks with the quilted top, but other 5E seems like it'd be a pretty solid investment as well. Any one here have experience with either of these models? And yes, for one reason or another I just love the feel of an LTD.
I just bought a B-206SM not too long ago and it is amazing. The finest neck I ever played on a lower priced bass. And the spalted maple look just kills. Except for the weight there is nothing I can find to criticize on that bass!. So how can you go wrong even moving up from there?
One thing though. If you get a 35" scale, longer strings may be required and you won't be able to find them at just any corner music store (even if it's GC). My Modulus is 35" and I always have to special order or go on line to order in a few extra long string sets to keep on hand to be sure I have some.