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What High End 5'rs Have a 1-5/8 or Smaller Nut

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by SecretCityGuy, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. I have small hands and like playing 5 string basses, but my area does not stock any of the high end bass that are out there. I am talking from between 2-3K in the new or used department.

    I would like to have one very nice bass. Not interested in anything that has jazz pups at all. I like humbuckers.
     
  2. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    Ibanez necks are thin and narrow, and the Prestige models are super nice.
     
  3. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
    EBMM SR5's have 1 6/8" Pretty close. Plus their Humbuckers are 2nd to none.
     
  4. BeSharp

    BeSharp

    May 17, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    You didn't specify a price range so I'm not sure if this is too much but my PRS is both humbuckers and a 1.75" nut.
     
  5. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Warwick, NY
    The OP said 2-3K new
     
  6. BeSharp,

    Are you speaking of the older models or the new ones?
     
  7. I guess that all other brands that are in this range have a wider neck at the nut!
     
  8. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    Carvin 5'ers have 1.75" nut widths. A little wider than your stated limit, but not by much. And a totally custom Carvin will cost a grand less than your specified price range.
     
  9. Well after doing some looking around, I would like to try a Ibby SR5005
     



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