$1500 To Blow, Looking for a 5-string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by El-Gato, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. El-Gato


    Dec 3, 2002
    I just recently got my hands on a modulus flea 5 at a local guitar shop, and I liked every aspect of it, the feel, the neck, the tone, slapping, tapping, everything. However I don't want to spend all that money and find out there was a better bass for the money. So I was wondering if anyone could suggest any basses that might have similar charecteristics to the flea bass that I might enjoy more. Thanks a lot.
  2. Tumbao


    Nov 10, 2001
    :rolleyes: EZ, Just get it! :cool:
  3. El-Gato


    Dec 3, 2002
    haha yeah I know right now I definately want it, but I don't want to make a blind choice with 1500 and I've only played a couple of other basses in that price range
  4. phogchris

    phogchris www.scarsoflife.com

    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    All I can say as WOW!! What a setup for me...lol...

    Anyway, my ZON is very similiar to a Flea 5. Actually, I sold my Black/black pg Flea 5 for this beautiful ZON 5 in black that I am selling...and you will have $600 left over...The ZON has a MUCH MUCH better low end than the Flea did probably because of where the pickup is placed.

    And, if anyone says to buy a Stingray, they sound nothing like a Flea 5, IMO. I owned a SR5 at the same time as the Flea/ZON change over.


  5. Check out a Dingwall Afterburner 5 string. Definitely a great bass for the money. They definitely give the higher end Dingwall basses a run for their money.

    The amberburst one at Bass Central looks sweet. The flame on the front and back looks nice.


  6. whats the use of a fanned fret system on a 5er i thougght that was just for 10 strings and stuff like that
  7. bill h

    bill h

    Aug 31, 2002
    small town MN
    G&L L-2500 USA custom shop:D :D :p
  8. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I second that. just..why?
  9. It evens out the tension between the strings. I have yet to play another B string than can match my Dingwall Prima 6's.

    Most of the basses I have seen with fanned frets have been 5 strings. Which 10 string fanned fret basses have you seen?

  10. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Get a peavey Cirrus... yes... yes... pure sex.
  11. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  12. I'm lovin that EB-O!!!...I love the early 70's ones with the pickup surround.

    How much?? (I can't buy it, I'm just wondering)
  13. For the millionth time, how much would a Dingwall afterburner, in black cost new?
  14. L2500
  15. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    This bass smokes a Flea!!!!!

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1138615">

    More pics & description <a href="http://community.webtv.net/hotmail.com/theoremnews/Gecko"><b><u>HERE</u></b></a>
  16. Oh man, Gecko GAS.:meh: ;) :D :bassist:
  17. Figjam said...

    It has a reserve.


    Thanks for keeping me straight :)

    edit: You can always ask the seller what his reserve is - I've never had a seller refuse. Most of the time I tell them I'd rather not waste my time or theirs and could they tell me what the reserve is.


    But I think reserve price auctions are stupid anyway. If you have a bottom line, why not just set the minimum bid at that price?

  18. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I'll second that.