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5 String Neck Thru P/J

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by miggychunt, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. I'm trying to find a bass that meets these criteria:

    -5 string
    -P/J pickups
    -(preferable) neck thru
    -24 frets, if possible
    -(preferably) passive pickups

    For a frame of reference, my favorite bass is my cheap little Yamaha RBX 170. I love the tones I can get out of that bass, but I have yet to find a 5 string bass that sounds as good in terms of the mellowness of the P and the bite of the J.

    I've been looking at the Washburn T25 and Schecter Studio 5, but I'm still pretty on the fence.

    Also, preferably not too ridiculous on the $$$ if possible (as always).
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  3. pfox14


    Dec 22, 2013
  4. The biggest difficulty that I find is that a lot of 5 strings have a bridge-neck pup config, but not a P/J, which is the sound that I really like because it allows for a more versatile sound.
  5. MrTaff


    Jan 20, 2014
    I wanted a P/J but there's not many options, in the end I went for an LTD with EMG 40P5 & 40TW pickups, with the TW in single coil mode it sounds close enough to P/J for me.
  6. That's what I think it'll come down to. Unless I go for a custom bass, I think I'll have to buy a bass that covers everything else, and then just change the pickups.

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