1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to post, make friends, earn reward points at our store, remove most ads and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

5 string fretless

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by slybubbaj, May 21, 2002.


  1. hey, i was just wondering if anyone could point me towards a good but fairly inexpensive 5 string fretless. i was going to go for a 4 but when i tried one out i realized how much i missed the low b. i want a big, full soft sound.

    thanks for the help
    josh
     
  2. I love my Stingray5 fretless, it has a great sound.

    i picked it up for $800 used........

    So, they're out there you just gotta look.
     
  3. Try to find a Carvin LB75F or LB75PF... they're $1000 - $1300 new but go for about $600 used. Build quality is great, they're balanced properly, sound awesome, and are easy to play. Some here (TB) don't like the pu/pre combination... I don't know about older Carvins, but the pu/pre on my LB75PF kicks some serious @$$!

    Good luck
     
  4. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I got my Dean Edge 5 string fretless for just a little under $400 two years ago. You can find them for about $450 right now I would expect. It's a fantastic instrument, light basswood body, EMG-HZ pickups with passive VOL/VOL/TONE electronics (though the new Edge 5 has "Dean" pickups and an active EQ), 5 piece maple/walnut laminate neck, good solid harware, nice finish, classy looking unlined board, 35" scale with very strong B string performance (though I've read others complain about the B strings on the Korean Dean Edge basses, it is excellent on mine). Here are some crappy webcam pics:
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    I recommend this bass without reservations.

    More information at: www.deanguitars.com .
     
  5. alembicbones

    alembicbones

    Nov 10, 2000
    Seattle, WA
    Sly,

    You might consider a MTD Kingston 5 fretless. If you budget can handle a Stingray 5 fretless, it's a wonderful bass. I love mine.

    Best Wishes,
    Bones
     
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Under $600? MTD Kingston. Under $1000? Lakland 55-01.