Comfortable, good sounding 5/6 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by J03YW, Oct 17, 2013.


  1. J03YW

    J03YW

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    Hey, I'm looking for an extended range bass and I can't find one with a comfy neck that doesn't weigh a ton. I have small hands so I prefer thin necks with small string spacing. This brings Ibanez into the picture. Any other brands with slender necked 5ers/6ers?
  2. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    I used to own a Carvin 6 that had an amazing neck. Not heavy at all.
  3. J03YW

    J03YW

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    Forgot to say they have to be affordable, I'm decently broke.
  4. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Squier vm p5. Weighs about 9 pounds and feels great. Not what I'd call a small neck, but very comfortable.
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  6. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Define "affordable" more exactly. Give us an actual Max dollar amount and we can help. Also what kind of music do your like to play?
  7. J03YW

    J03YW

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    I play metal and progressive rock. I'm actually ditching my Squier VM Jazz bass because of the chunky neck and how heavy jazzes are. I'd love if someone threw Jazz pickups on a Precision body. My max price is $700. I love jazz tone, but the necks are just too much for me and the bodies are real heavy. I've tried to get over it, but I can't really efficiently get around a 5 string Jazz fretboard.
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  9. CRich0205

    CRich0205

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    I played an Ibanez BTB 5 for years and it was comfortable but I recently got a Carvin LB75 with a smaller nut and slightly tighter string spacing and I have to say I really like it. I picked
    Mine up for 700 used at a local guitar shop.
  10. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    Yep. I highly recommend a used Carvin. They can be had for $700 every day.

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