5 String Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bob Clayton, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    I have seen the Jazz 5 string, but i have never seen a 5-string percision bass, does one exist, would a pic be possible?

  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Yes. It exists.


  3. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Minor detail: I believe the current Fender Precision fiver has 4+1 headstock config, not 5-inline.
  4. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    here it is the 2002 version:

  5. rockbassist1087

    rockbassist1087 Guest

    Nov 29, 2002
    Long Island, NY
    Yea they have em out..but they only have the American deluxe p bass in 5 string version.
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I wish they made a passive version with only the P pickup.
  7. Razor


    Sep 22, 2002

    Geeeez I want one of those so bad..........
  8. the two string retainers look really ugly IMO,
    I'd prefer they just used the 3string one for the E,A and D strings (as on the Fender Reggie Hamilton signature Jazz/precision hybrid)- the angles for the B and G should be fine without one.
    -or they used a 5string hooked retainer as on Wals.
  9. gfab333


    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I was just going to say that I'm glad that they placed a string tree over the B. I only say this because I recall that the Bs we're somewhat floppy on the early Fender 5s which didn't have string trees; the last Fender FMT that I tried had a decent B, and it had a tree on the B.

    Yes, they're aren't that great looking though. The trees on the Sadowskys and the newer Lakland 5s have a more streamlined appearance.