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Bass recommendations - similar to Ibanez SR-405 with slimmer neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by skeevy, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. skeevy


    Mar 2, 2012
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    Hello. I've been a long-time Jazz bass guy, recently borrowed a friend's SR-405 (need a 5 for my latest project). What basses would you recommend for a guy like me who doesn't have monster fingers? I guess what I'm looking for is a 5-string that can give a similar sound to the Ibanez but has the closest string distance and slimmest neck. Anything out there to look into?

  2. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
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    It's pretty hard to find a bass with a slimmer neck than an Ibanez.
  3. Immigrant

    Immigrant Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2010
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    Exactly. Is there even one?

    Time to convert to the church of Ric5 and turn a four into a five. It's hard to say it, but if an Ibby SR neck is too stout, a five string just isn't in the cards for you.

    Edit: I have the hands of a small child and find not-so-thin necks easier to play on. Find something a little heartier like a Warwick five and see if that works better. Peruse stores.
  4. walldaja


    Apr 27, 2011
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    The Ibby neck is about as slim as you'll find. What may be more helpful to you would be one with a different radius. Try several different basses with radiai other than 12". I thought that would be a limiting factor for me until I picked up a Peavey Grind 6-string. It is easier for me to play that a five-string Ibby because of the different radius.

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