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5 string under 700

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by vagenis, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. vagenis

    vagenis Member

    Oct 6, 2002
    whats a good 5 string around 700$? any kind of bass to particular genre
  2. Sonic

    Sonic Lord of the Grump

    Ibanez soundgear, Dean Edge 5, stuff like that
  3. You can get a Lakland Skyline 55-01,a Peavey and probably a few other things. I highly recommend the Skyline.
  4. I would look at the lakland, but don't forget the Yamaha's, both the BB series, and the RBX series. I have a BBg5s, they can be picked up for $200-$300, and I have absolultely no complaints.
  5. mtd kingston, or heir
  6. phogchris


    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    Warwick Rockbass.

    I used it last night at a gig, and I am completely impressed with the sound it is capable of. Not as good as my ZON, but better than the Lakland Skyline I had, IMO.
  7. MTD Kingston 5 or Heir 5. Sub-$1000 basses should not have preamps.
  8. phogchris


    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    Maybe, but both the Skyline pre and the Rockbass pre are very good for the price. I had a Kingston, and both the Skyline and the Rockbass are much better sounding, IMO.

    Now Ibanez...whew, those pres sound horrible to me...
  9. intillectualmin


    Sep 18, 2002
    which rockbass and skyline are u comparing? ive been looking into both basses, but havent been able to get to a store that carries them. They both seem really nice for the price.
  10. phogchris


    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    I am talking about the Lakalnd Skyline 55-01 and the Rockbass that has the MEC pups/preamp....
  11. Kevinlane

    Kevinlane Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Missouri, near Branson
  12. chucko58


    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    The Carvin B5, a bolt-on with 2 J pickups and active electronics, starts at $649. Case is another $40, shipping about $20.

    The LB75, a neck-through, starts at $729. Same pickups and electronics.

    Carvin's J-style pickups are mediocre, and the preamp is OK but nothing special, but the construction is excellent and customer service superb. Give 'em a look.
  13. BlacksHole


    Mar 22, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Look for a used bass, you should be able to get a pretty nice 5 stribg for $700 used.
  14. Steve 16

    Steve 16 Guest

    Oct 7, 2002
    I wish I had $700 to spend on a bass but I've been eyein' this one lately...----->Beautiful Bass...
  15. BBN5, BB605, BB405, almost anything ibanez, MTD Kingston 5, almost all of the yamaha rbx series
  16. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Great point. A few years ago I picked up a MIA Jazz 5 for $650 with hardshell case.
  17. Noobai


    Aug 25, 2002
    Stanford, CA
    Ibanez BTB 405QM

    Greatest lows youll ever hear for under 600 dollars :D
  18. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Try out the Spector Professional series! I think they list higher than your budget, but reckon you could get them within it!

    I got a REX2000/5 - over here it cost me £665, but where you are you might get them down to your budget.
  19. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    My vote goes for the Lakland Skyline 55-01. A great bass.
  20. Lakland 5501
    This kind of quality and sound would have cost thousands a few years ago.:D