1.75" nut width for 5-string jazz?

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  1. szusman

    szusman

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    Besides Sadowsky, who is making 5-string jazz-style basses with a 1.75" nut width and 19mm string spacing at the bridge?

    I prefer 1 3/4" over the typical 1 7/8" at the nut. Would love to find one!
  2. tommixx

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  3. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

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    Try any of the older Yamaha BB series - the current Nathan East model will meet your needs as well. You can also order any Carvin with those specs. Sadowsky will build one, too.
  4. tommixx

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    Good recommendations! I forgot about the Yamahas! The Sadowsky is KILLER but it will not come cheaply!

    Peace,

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  6. Tarrbot

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    I'm not sure what the measurements are on my Rickenbacker 4003S/5 but it's a 5 string on a 4 string neck basically.
  7. Steve

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    Does Sadowsky make a 1.75 fiver?
    Mine's 1 7/8
  8. tommixx

    tommixx Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes it is an option on NYC basses...

    Peace,

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  9. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

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    Yes. It's a special order - you can get it as an NYC or as a Metro.
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  11. tommixx

    tommixx Gold Supporting Member

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    I have an Ice Blue 5 H that is right at 9.2 lbs and is KILLER! I also have one of the new "Classic" Stingrays that are available next year from the BPL show in Fiesta Red coming Friday!!!

    :hyper:


    Peace,

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  12. narud

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    f bass vf-5. not completely jazz looking, but i just got one in and its legit.
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  14. narud

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    are we all missing the 5 string jazz part of the question?
  15. jeremyr

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    CallowHill does it! Both of mine feel WONDERFUL!!!

    I actually sold a killer Fender Jazz because the nut was too wide (the tone was amazing though).
  16. tommixx

    tommixx Gold Supporting Member

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    I admit I saw the jazz part after my post...

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  17. Tarrbot

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    I missed the Jazz part of the question. :(

    In my defense, it was only in the title and not the question in the post.
  18. szusman

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    Thanks for the responses so far. I'm really wanting a more traditional looking bass, so that's what I mean by "jazz style" (now edited in my op). But I suppose I might consider the Stingray 5...

    Does anyone actually own a Sadowsky Metro 5 with 1.75" nut width?
  19. narud

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  20. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

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    Kevbassman on this board has one.
  21. CElton

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    SR5 is 17.5mm spacing...

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