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5 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bigunslinger, May 29, 2001.


Which Bass is Best

Poll closed Jun 1, 2001.
  1. Rogue

    1 vote(s)
    3.8%
  2. Ibanez

    9 vote(s)
    34.6%
  3. Fender

    16 vote(s)
    61.5%
  1. Check This...
    Which 5 string bass is best.
     
  2. i'm lazy

    i'm lazy Guest

    May 29, 2001
    Vallejo, CA
    I have a 4 string...
     
  3. Whats your price range? That would help alot.


    DONT GET A ROGUE. horrible instrument. i wouldnt touch one with a 100 ft. pole.
     
  4. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    The one that fits your hands, your shoulders, your back, your ear and your budget.

    Never mind brand. :mad:
    Brands suck ;) :D
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well this is a ridiculous poll, but shouldn't it be in "Basses" anyway rather then Misc - c'mon consign it to oblivion! ;)
     
  6. Having such a limited choice, I choose Fender. However, I would expand your selection. As mentioned, what is your budget? Yamaha makes a good 5 string, ernie ball makes an awesome 5 string. Ibanez, Spector, Schecter, Dean, and countless others offer great 5 string basses for under a grand.
     
  7. Ibanez Soundgear fives suck. The BTB series is supposed to be a lot better.
     
  8. Spector and Warwick make wonderful 5 strings, but my favorite is Conklin's 5s. Anyway out of that list I picked Fender... Rogue is just EVIL.... bad... bad.... horrible... Rogues aren't even good enough to do upgrades on mainly because the wood they use is just sooo bad.
     
  9. Are Rouge basses made by Rouge Nations?

    Mike J.
     
  10. Well what I've heard is Rogue basses are made by a overseas company (Korean I think), and are made specifically to be cheap.
     
  11. Marlow_Smith

    Marlow_Smith

    Apr 26, 2000
    Canuckia
    I've played a soundgear five, and Bassman1185 is sort of right, the low end models are nothing special. The high end soundgears are decent, but the BTB is by far a superior bass. The tone is gorgeous and it plays really nice.

    on the whole, Ibanez makes a good bass