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good 5ers all 'round for 1300$?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tips, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. tips

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    I'm considering going for a 5er, but due to low variety and ridiculously high prices here in Israel I have to self-import and self-import costs, so my budget is limited to no more then 1300$. although the dollar is really low these days so I think it might be higher then that.
    I play mostly prog metal (the bad kind), and I'm looking for something comfy and versatile...
    any suggestions?
  2. Koki

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    Hmm try Ibanez btb 1205E, a prestige model. I have a sixer and I'm very happy
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  3. Fishbrain

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    warwick streamer?
  4. gillento

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    G&L L-2500 Tribute Premium (premium = ash body)
  5. tips

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    oh yeah BTW I'm totally OK with 2nd hand gear, if anyone here's selling
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    Here in Atlanta we are very fortunate to have store that carries nothing but bass gear. Carries in stock every high end bass made, and I spent about 3 months searching for my five string playing anything and everything in my budget range. I must say, now this is just my opinion but the Human Base Xoc5 as far as build quality (including body and neck woods), componets ( pups and pre-amp), range of tones and control, can't be matched and is in your price range new:bassist:
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    Stingray5 of course
  8. Smallmouth_Bass

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    +1 for the StingRay5.
  9. msquared

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    +2 for the Stingray.

    You might also find that a Bongo is fantastic for what you want to do. I am particularly fond of Lakland's non-Jazz basses for that application, myself.

    Check the classifieds for used stuff. There is typically a lot of really good gear going through (including a very nice Lakland, ahem). :)
  10. tips

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    I'd kill for a bongo but I can't find any for less then 1500$, and 1500$ is all I have :<
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    Lakland 55-02. Very versatile, very comfortable, and right around that price range. Awesome tone, awesome price, awesome bass! :bassist:
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    Last night on NBC news there was a feature story detailing how people are flying here from Europe just to go shopping, and not even bothering to sightsee etc. because the exchange rate is so good. Just like the reverse in the 80's when people from here went to Germany, bought a Mercedes and had to have it brought up to US safety standards at a shop, but still came out ahead. It might even get better with the collapse of our credit etc. (sorry OT)
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    stingray 5

    spector euro neck thru 5

    warwick thumb bolt on 5

    ive owned them all and they all work very well for metal aplications.
  15. RickenBoogie

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    Don't leave out the Gibson Thunderbired Studio 5. It's in the price range, even less, and a killer bass.
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    + whatever for the stingray, but I think a bongo is an even better choice if ya had the extra few hundred you say it would cost.
  17. skb5string

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    If you look hard you can find Peavey Cirrus 5's new for $1300. Real good Bass for the $$
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    I'll +++++1 to the Lakland too!
  19. markjazzbassist

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    Musicman Stingray 5. I love mine, great tone, very versatile, great build quality.
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    You can often find them used for about half of that.

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