$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. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    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. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    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 In Memoriam

    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 Retired Member

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