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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cliff Bordwell, Apr 21, 2004.
What spacing do you prefer on a 5-string ?
19 mm is preferred but my Roscoe LG 3005 with 18mm works for me without problems. I have tried 16.5-17mm and that does not work for me at all.
I like around 18 mm . I dont like 5 strings for slapping as much, persay, so i like closer spacing to make string skipping eaasier.
19 mm or more
19mm or more for me too. After 20 years of playing Fender-style fours, I haven't been able to get fully comfortable on narrow fivers, even though I own a pair and play 'em fairly regularly.
I've never measured the distance between strings but I really like wide spacing. Despite that, I've always found Stingray 5s very easy to play. Go figure.
I like 17mm, but my it screws my slap. So I voted for 18mm. In fact my 6'er will sport a nice 18mm bridge
edit: Hey!!! 450 posts after four years!!! talk about lurking
since i'm lazy...
what are some basses out there with huge string spacing?
16mm - no way, been there, hated it.
18mm - ((((mmmm)))) my Tune ZiIII 6
19mm - ((((mmmm)))) my Pedulla Thunderbass 5
20mm - maybe if I had sausage fingers
>18mm (and/or) <19mm
gimmie wide string spacing (ie KSD ProtoJ 5 70's model)
Seems like most people like a broader spacing, but most (lowend) basses have a small spacing (Ibanez, washburn, ...)
A bit stupid isn't it??
No, not to me. My main bass for the last 11 years is a Ibanez Sr 505 [the original maple body one with jj pickups, and most importantly pre blend knobed]. And as of yet the only bass that Ive played comes close to beating it in tone was a 64 J bass, but I think that has more to do with the right body and neck were put together than anything that Ibanez did.
I prefer a thin neck on a 5 so that it feels like a big 4, it just feels more comfortable to me.
17.5 or better. 17 if pushed.
18-19 is preferable.
Does anyone know what an 18mm converts to in inches? is it 11/16? What are some examples of basses with 18mm spacing? Thanks.
I won't play less than 19mm.
20mm is good to.
17 to 18. More makes me need a map, less makes slap difficult (no probs on 17mm!).
Inches X 25.4 = Millimeters
So 18mm / 25.4 = 0.709"
I prefer to have all of my basses (4, 5, & 6 string) with the same string spacing of 19mm. I used to have a 5 string with 16.5mm spacing and after getting used to 19mm spacing, the 16.5 became unplayable and I sold it. I didn't believe it until I tried, but once you get accustomed to 19mm spacing, you won't want anything else. For me, consistent spacing between basses makes for consistent playing when switching between them.
I like 3/4 on 4's 5's and 6's.
Never played a 7.