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5 string question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Notthatdalyguy, Jun 25, 2001.


  1. im looking for a 5 string probably a fender 5 string jazz. Bue my price range is rather low. ive played many basses such as ibanez and i wasnt impressed i need a bass with a tight b and a nice bounce in all the other strings. the stingray is an ideal butits over my price range if anyone has any sugestions im open to ideas.

    Thanks
    NotThatDalyGuy
     
  2. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    How low is low?

    Spector NS-2000 5Q
    Dean Edge 5
    Yamaha BB5N
    Fender MIM Jazz
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Look at the Ibanez BTB405(much tighter B string than the Soundgear and Ergodyne series) and the MTD Kingston 5.

    Both basses have great B strings and great tone, and are under $600.

    The BTB405 has 2 humbuckers, and active bass, mid and treble control, and much better electronics than the other Ibanez series.

    The Kingston 5 looks kind of like a Stingray, has a similar pickup, and has quiet electronics. It is not quite as versatile as the BTB, but it's a killer bass too.