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A good 5 string slap bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by corrosivemind5, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. corrosivemind5


    May 16, 2004

    By the end of the summer i will have about 700 bux saved up and I want to get ride of my olp mm3 and get something else thats really good.....like a carvin or a spector or w/e is good thats a five string.....my olp has bad string spacing and i cant slap very well on it so i would hope that i can find a good 5 string thats 500-700 bux that can be able to slap...so if u have any ideas iam all ears....thanks so much

  2. Try to find a used Marcus Miller signature 5 string. They go new for around....850 ish*

    Or you could try a Roscoe Beck used, might be able to find one around 700.

    *I think
  3. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Lakland Skyline 55-01
  4. What about Cort/Elrick Josh Paul or a Conklin Groove Tools 5???
    These are great basses to slap! And they're great for fingerstyle!
  5. Didn't think about that one.

    Didn't think about these either.

    I guess I just have Fender on the brain recently.
  6. MMiller28


    Apr 27, 2003
    corrosive - i have a conklin groove tools 5 for sale, looking to get around $500 for it. great slap and fingerstyle tones as mentioned above. just thought id mention it in case your interested.
  7. corrosivemind5


    May 16, 2004
    cud u give me the specs and pictures

    but remember i said at the end of august if ur wiling to wait
  8. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Go for a used Peavey Cirrus 5.

    Trust me, you won´t be dissapointed.
  9. Doesn't spector have notoriusly small string spacing?
  10. corrosivemind5


    May 16, 2004
    how does this bass look
  11. yeah, the l2500 tribute would do just fine, great basses
  12. danman


    May 18, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    I agree with the g&l
    You can probably get a used usa model for that kind of money.
    My 2500 was 650 and it is the best bass I have ever played or layed my hands on. totally awesome slap tone with both pickups and the high booster.
  13. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i'm not so sure about that- in fact, if you see one. let me know and i'll snag it up- but you can find a used Am Deluxe Fender Jazz 5 for about $750-850- great slap bass- also , used Skylines... a used 55-01 or even better yet 55-02 shouldl do ya right
  14. Wood = Basses

    Wood = Basses

    Jun 19, 2003
    I have an SRX 505 for sale. This is from my thread in the for sale section:

    FS: Ibanez SRX 505


    Pictures later tonight...

    Paid $505 (yeah, ha ha) for the bass alone

    I will part with it for $400 including:
    -Hardshell Case (has a good bit of wear and damage, but def. still usable)
    -Gig Bag (perfect cond.)
    -Monster Cable (perfect cond.)
    -Padded strap (perfect cond.)
    -Tuner (screen light does not work; has some external damge)
    -Stand that is in the pictures

    Bass has a bunch of scratches in one area where the neck meets the body on the treble side, but no where else. Has some swirls, but it is in good enough condition to sell new at GC .

    It is strung with relatively new Rotosound Rounds, and set up today by me.


    About the sound. It is the highest output bass I have EVER encountered. It has an access of lows and highs that can easily be dailed in or out, so you can get about any aggressive slap sound you want. And with those rotosounds, they ring like bells when slapped!
  15. hondo8671


    Apr 22, 2004

    second that!!!! :bassist:
  16. corrosivemind5


    May 16, 2004
    AH I DONT KNOW GUYS....the cirrus looks so freakin incredible........but a little pricey....lakland looks like my best bet the 55-01 cud you tell me more about it?
  17. xcental34x


    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Bartolini MK soapbars, 3 band eq preamp, pickup blend, active/passive pull volume, string thru body, ultralite tuners.

    Its a Lakland. Great quality product. I bought mine three weeks ago as a graduation gift to myself, and I don't regret it at all. Great slap and pop sound. Very playable B string.

  18. if he wants slap, a cirrus would be perfect. good thinkin'
  19. Chapbass


    Dec 11, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    yep yep. <3 the cirrus. Thats gonna be my next bass, and thats what i plan on using it for too (slap).
  20. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    If you can afford the Cirrus, they are slap machines.

    If you can't, the Lakland 55-01 is a great slapper too. Especially with a maple fingerboard.