5 or 6 String Paddle ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by el murdoque, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    after aquiring an old Washburn Bantam paddle,
    i've developped a taste for this form of bass.
    The Bantam is a bit on the weak side when it gets in the lower frequencies and the sound is not that rich, plus it has 4 Strings
    and i much prefer 5 or 6 strings.

    I understand that the Steinberger XL-5W would fit my needs,
    but they are hard to come by and quite expensive.

    Are there any other brands that sell (or have, in the 80s)
    Paddles with 5 or 6 strings, active electronics and
    maybe even made from graphite or other non-wood materials?
  2. Wow... I wouldn't even know where to start. My Bantam was my main bass from when I bought it new in 80 until just a few years ago. I've tried the newer versions on the market, and they all seemed pretty cheap and nasty to me. Short of a Status, which are also quite pricey, I wouldn't know what to suggest. I ended up with a Roscoe SKB, which I fell in love with. I haven't picked up my Bantam in some time now...

    Good luck in your quest.
  3. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Inactive

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Bantam wasnt a paddle. I have a bantam bodied parts bass in the classifieds for reference.
  4. I'd hate to be up the creek without one of these:
  5. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    Luckily it's nothing pressing. I've got the Bantam whenever i feel like a paddle and i've got my fivestrings whenever i need the sound. . . just regular GAS.
    Did Status ever build a paddle?
  6. They do, but not in 6 string. At least, not at the moment.