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A 5 string with a Geddy neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ampegged Paul, Apr 2, 2009.


  1. Ampegged Paul

    Ampegged Paul

    Jun 17, 2008
    Syracuse,NY
    OK...the good news,I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE my Geddy because of its neck. The bad:I would like a 5 string so I can be more versitile. Is there a factory bass out there that has both?
    Thanks in advance!:bassist:
     
  2. hands5

    hands5

    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    none
    You may would like to contact Dave Certain at certainbasses.com or just keyword Dave Certain
     
  3. Ampegged Paul

    Ampegged Paul

    Jun 17, 2008
    Syracuse,NY
    Thanks. I should be more specific. What I meant was a thin neck similar to a Geddy...not the Geddy neck itself.
     
  4. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    You mean a thin, narrow 5 string?

    Zon, baby.
     
  5. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
    Mike Lull can build a V5 with a maple neck, black block inlays, black ash body and white pickguard. He doesn't do the neck binding, but the rest of the bass looks amazingly close to a Geddy Lee J-bass.

    I have one strung with Rotos and it's as punchy as Lee's bass.
     
  6. i dont think it could handle it....
     
  7. I would also be interested in a five string neck with similar dimensions as the GL jazz, preferably without going custom.
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Did he stop offering binding? Here are a couple of Lull's w/ blocks and binging:
    http://www.blueberryhillbass.com/sb_lull.htm
     
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Of the 5 string basses I've tried there aren't many with a really thin neck like a Geddy.

    Maybe a Lakland. Some graphite necked basses were nice and thin, Modulus, Zon. You can look at Ibanez basses. Sadowsky Metro necks are pretty slim but the Lakland was slimmer.
     

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