18mm spacing bass under $2500

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Geoff_tcf, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Geoff_tcf

    Geoff_tcf

    Mar 22, 2016
    Looking for a bass, new/used, under $2200:
    18mm spacing
    Dual coils
    5-string
    Under 10 pounds
    Aesthetically not too traditional (currently not digging the classic J or P bass look)
    Active preferred but not a must

    Seems that all I could find are Ibanez (I've had 2 of them and currently looking to try something else) and Dingwall (too aggressive for me)...I actually like what Kiesel is offering but all they have are 17mm and 19mm...Any suggestions would be appreciated bros! Thank you!
     
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  2. Ampslut

    Ampslut

    May 15, 2017
    Barrackville WV
    Fender American Pro Precision or Jazz are both 18mm and around $1500 or less. I think Lakland Skyline 5501-2 might be 18mm and they are both under 2K, 5501 is under 1k. I'm sure there are a lot more.
     
  3. Geoff_tcf

    Geoff_tcf

    Mar 22, 2016
    Thanks man, but the Fender American Pro is a tad bit too traditional-looking for me and the Lakland body shape is just not my thing. I have also tried a Skyline Japan and found that it's not aligned with my preferences in several aspects :)
     
  4. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Inactive

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    I would look into getting a Roscoe Standard used as they are as good as anything you will find in the $2000 and under price range. Also the Ibanez SR5005 Prestige are amazing basses for that price range and under.
     
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  5. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Also, look for Brady Muckelroy basses, they are not looking like a Fender style bass and they meet all the requirements you have identified.
     
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  6. Geoff_tcf

    Geoff_tcf

    Mar 22, 2016
    It seems that Amy tbers love Roscoe...I'll keep an eye out for em thanks
    As to the sr5005, I think it's 16.5mm like most Ibanez 5ers right?
    Electric Basses SR - SR5005 Prestige | Ibanez guitars
     
  7. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Inactive

    Jun 20, 2013
    Jackson
    I thought you wanted 18mm or less so yes the Ibanez Prestige is 16.5 but still amazing bass. The Roscoes standards are as good as anything for the money.
     
  8. Ampslut

    Ampslut

    May 15, 2017
    Barrackville WV
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  9. Chrisk-K

    Chrisk-K

    Jan 20, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    New Yamaha TRBX605
     
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  10. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Arlington,Tx
    Mike Lull Artist
    Dragonfly CS5.
     
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  11. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Warwick $$ Corvette
     
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  12. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    You're in range of a used Smith.
     
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  13. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Dingwall is too aggressive in looks or tone?

    I assure you tone wise they can do a lot more than what the majority of videos are showcasing on YouTube.

    How about a Modulus Q5? They check all of your boxes as well.
     
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  14. KaseOfBass

    KaseOfBass Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Except 18mm string spacing, a Q5 is 17mm (QW5 is 19mm).

    OP, I'd suggest looking into a used Roscoe.
     
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  15. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    My Q5 is 18mm or I thought it was.
    And it's got adjustable string spacing too with the Hipshot A Style bridge.
     
  16. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I think Dingwall is 19mm. I'll doublecheck my notes on my Combustion from when I was getting pickups made. Combustion would be my go-to 5 under $2k though.
     
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  17. Geoff_tcf

    Geoff_tcf

    Mar 22, 2016
    Tries a few Warwicks, the tone isnt my taste and it's generally too heavy for me...I dig the small body sizes though
     
  18. Geoff_tcf

    Geoff_tcf

    Mar 22, 2016
    Both tone and looks. And it seems that multi scale don't suit me well. (I actually own a Combustion 5, which I don't play, currently. It's a nice bass though:thumbsup:)
     
  19. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    My only recommendation if you can find one is the Thumb Dirty blonde. P in the neck, humbuckers in bridge. Adjustable 17.5-18mm string spacing. I had a 5-string that was about 8-8.5lbs. They go for between $1700-2000.
     
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  20. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
    Colorado
    Maruszczyk?