Ok for reals: who makes the best six string bass??

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  1. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey Supporting Member

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    I'm taking the plunge. I like f bass but the 19mm spacing is a bit of a turn off for chords. Carl Thompson 6 is a to hard to play modern but I love the sound. The low end/ benivente just didn't sit right .so far the one that I liked the most was a....... GASP schector diamond 6 with emgs. Not perfect but it was consistent albeit a little cheaply made. Okay so suggestions thoughts? Only fodera is out of the price range.
     
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    Funny, that's my response as well.
     
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    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    If somebody made the best six string bass why would anybody bother to compete? There is no best anything, only the best for you, which means the one you prefer the most. So I guess the answer is Schecter...
     
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  6. Jaco Taco

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    Roscoe makes any awfully nice 6-string.
     
  7. Jaco Taco

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    I have two 6-string basses, both of those are customs with much narrower spacing than 19mm (14mm, which is great for chords). You don't have to go that narrow, but you might want to think about getting a custom 6 to suit your needs.
     
  8. Profania_bass

    Profania_bass Profanity Fish.

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    Spector make the best 6 string basses.

     
  9. bassbenj

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    My Modulus is certainly my best 6 string bass!
     
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    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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  11. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey Supporting Member

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    Just a quick reminder TB's please refrain from insightful, intellectual or thought provoking answers of any kind. This thread is for opinions ONLY :)

    For reals though I am leaning towards a schecter. I had just hoped that a more exciting answer exists
     
  12. carlitoswhey

    carlitoswhey Supporting Member

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    Most brutal!!But can he play Delta Dawn???

    ..... what's that flower you have on.. :D
     
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    carlitoswhey Supporting Member

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    14!!? If I had 14 spacing they could sell me a five, tell me it was a six and I wouldn't know different until somebody pointed it out to me ;)

    Who makes them? Pics? Length? electronics?
     
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    Wait, not Sadowsky!!?? Or not Sadowsky??
     
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    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    The Music Man Bongo 6 is another fantastic bass that's a little more affordable than most boutique offerings. If you like narrow spacing, Carvin is another great choice (and has the big upside of near-total customizability).
     
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    Here they are, both are 34" with passive electronics. The purple one is a fretless that I just had made for me by Michael Dolan. It uses a Kahler 7460 bridge to get the string spacing to 14mm. The brown bass was made by a Luthier in MN in 1997 who is now retired, it uses standard single string bridges for a string spacing of 13.6mm. I'm sure any decent luthier would be able to customize a 6-string for you however you like.

    The string spacing is no problem for me as I am used to playing classical guitar. I don't use a pick, I only use my fingers. I can even slap and pop with this string spacing although I never do much of that style.

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  20. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

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    Very Subjective question. Best 6'er based on what criteria?
     
  21. Stinkoman20xx

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    Ibanez makes a 6 with a 14 spacing. I think its the GVB36 if that is something is your interested in.
     

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