Les Paul 5?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stepswork4me, Feb 24, 2013.


  1. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    Who's got experience? String spacing? Number of frets? Are these variable between makers? I know neck dive would be an issue but I really dig the look and am starting to have GAS pain. :bassist:
  2. Gougedeye

    Gougedeye Supporting Member

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    I have an Epiphone Les Paul 5 string. 19mm string spacing and 22 frets. I really like the look of this bass! Just so cool. Neck dive is not an issue. It balances just fine on the strap.
  3. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    Lots of cool factor.
  4. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    Not a popular choice, eh?
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  6. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    Very tight spacing on all of the LP5 basses I have owned/played.

    Frets were 21 I believe. Definitely not 24.
  7. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    Damn! I dig tight spacing but that doesn't give me the frets I need. 17 mm floats my boat as does 24 frets.
  8. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member

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    20 frets.

    Found a pic of one I used to own.

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  9. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    Beautiful bass. I wonder if any of the knockoffs do 24.
  10. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    Any one else?
  11. awilkie84

    awilkie84 Supporting Member

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    Needs a carved top, TOM Bass bridge & 35" scale.
  12. garmenteros

    garmenteros Junkyard Scout Gold Supporting Member

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    I've posted it a few times before but here goes anyway... I made my own... mahogany single piece of wood for the whole instrument (no glue joints except for fretboard). ebony fretboard, 35 scale, 22 frets, bartolini 2volume 2tone passive electronics, hipshot hardware with 0.728 spacing (around 17mm I believe). Oh and LEDS. No neck dive on mine, got lucky with a light piece of lumber, give or take 8 to 8.5 pounds.

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  13. HaMMerHeD

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    I designed one a couple months ago.

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  14. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    Thanks for helping the GAS get expensive!!! Beautiful stuff guys.
  15. Hawkbone

    Hawkbone Supporting Member

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    I have the Epi 5er as well. Great looking bass, plays nice, sounds great with the stock pups. Slight neck dive issue - it balances but feels a little neck heavy. Also, the TOM bridge had flattened over time, making even action impossible so I'm on the hunt for a replacement or retrofit options.
  16. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    Gotta try once more. Any more experience?
  17. stepswork4me

    stepswork4me

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    Nope? Thanks, anyway. I'll persue this GAS alone.
  18. neren

    neren

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    That's one of the most beautiful basses I've ever seen.
  19. Christov

    Christov

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    I've got a 1994 Les Paul LPB-3 Premium Top 5 string. The bridge setup is not the narrow style like the old Gibson V I used to have. It appears to have a Warwick bridge on it. Active Bartolini pickups on this bass as well and NO pickup switch!!
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