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What 5 string bass has the best feeling/playing neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by datsaxguy, Aug 17, 2009.


  1. datsaxguy

    datsaxguy Supporting Member

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    Marcus Miller 5 hands down, not even a contest but I have not been playing that long and I'm sure you guys have some other suggestions.

    (I guess the original question should have read, What 5 string bass has the best feeling/playing neck (To YOU)?
     
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    Everybody has different size and shape of hands, different playing technique, and different preferences.

    I'd say the best one is my Jackson Concert V Pro, but nobody would believe me. :)
     
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Supporting Member

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    I don't like many 5ers, but I could play the a lakland 55-02 till the cows come home.
     
  4. jackall237

    jackall237 Supporting Member

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    Someone's going to say it, so I'll say it for them..
    SX, by a long shot...
     
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  6. blondmix3

    blondmix3 Supporting Member

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    Lakland for me, with the old Tobias asymmetrical in a fairly distant second. Everybody's mileage may vary....
     
  7. ubado

    ubado

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    It all depends on what type of bass ... Custom, Boutique, or Mainstream (ie. Fender, Peavey, Ibanez)?

    IMO ...

    Custom: Garz (the most comfortable necks I've ever played)
    Boutique: Elrick, Pedulla Rapture
    Mainstream: Peavey TL and Cirrus series basses
     
  8. gre107

    gre107

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    Fodera Monarch!
    I'm biased though but in my opinion it's the truth!

    Peace
     
  9. Tony G

    Tony G

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    My Nordy vJ5 has one of, if not the best 5 string neck I've ever played.
     
  10. lposavad

    lposavad Supporting Member

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    What Bongo said.
    For me, it's F-Bass, Kinal, or Dingwall. I've even had a couple nice Carvins...
    Never was fussy about the Fender fivers.
     
  11. serein2j

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  12. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Supporting Member

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    It is obviously the:
    LawrencelaklandfenderdingwallfoderaseimtdibanezroscoestingraysterlingmoduluszonSXelrickalembicyourmilagemayvarybass!

    Don't y'all know ANYTHING?

    Dan K.
     
  13. buzzbass

    buzzbass Supporting Member

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    Bongo, Zon Sonus, Lakland 55-94
     
  14. squashedOpossum

    squashedOpossum

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    I'm sure he was being facetious, and SX's take a lot of crap from people on these forums, but I love my SX 5'er. Not saying it's better than everything out there, not saying it's worse, but it fits my hands well. Considering the complete subjectivity of this question, that's my final answer and I'm sticking to it.
     
  15. PSPookie

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    The neck on my Cliff Bordwell Perfomance 5 was one of my favorites. The neck on my Skyline DJ5 is pretty nice too, but entirely different.
     
  16. Craig_S

    Craig_S Banned

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    The best feeling 5er neck I've played is a Lakland. I still love my SR5. Though the neck is a bit chunky, I still like the feel of it. The string spacing is a bit on the narrow side.
     
  17. Jay Terrien

    Jay Terrien

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    My Nordy vJ5 is my favorite neck to date! ;)

     
  18. lug

    lug

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    Carvin Bunny Brunel model BB75. 19mm at the bridge but thin front to back with an asymmetrical cut (thinner on the G string side). Best feeling 5'er neck for me.
     
  19. mulletpbass

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  20. gre107

    gre107

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    Nice!
     
  21. capnsandwich

    capnsandwich

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    I'm split. I love Pete Skjold's necks. He's got this way of finishing a neck that just seems perfect to me. Also, Lakland has a great shape. The 55-94's are hard to beat. I also love the way Nino shaped my Valenti J5. So smooth and extremely playable. It's a toss up but Skjold beats them out by a nose IMO.
     

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