Ibanez BTB 505 or Yamaha NTB5II or Fernandes
I have been on the lookout for a second hand 5 string bass to start with (I mean start the 5er, I've been playing bass for close to 20 years).
Essentially I brought it down to the three above mentioned instruments:
Ibanez BTB 505 - $500
Yamaha NTB5II - $320 (added new active electronics)
Fernandes APB5 - $530 (hardshell case included)
The thing is, I cannot try them prior (ordering from a distanced seller), so I was wondering if you could help me make an informed decision. The main issues:
- what is the string spacing on those?
- scale length on Yamaha?
- how does the neck feel?
Overall value for the money?
Thanks in advance!