1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

A Low-Cost alternative to a P 5?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bassamatic, Oct 23, 2010.


  1. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    Well, I have decided that I need a new P-Bass V. I want the 5-string flexibility but I am not willing to give up the sound of my '08 P. My Cirrus 5 is amazing but not right for Classic Rock.

    However, they are just too expensive right now. Is there something close, and lower cost with the P sound?

    How about a Peavey Fury 5-string? Comments? Other suggestions?
     
  2. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Yammy BB????????? may be the solution. I know the 4string (single ppup) has a killer p tone, and I have seen the 5er pj ones if thats close enough.
     
  3. A lot of people are going to mention the yamaha bb415
     
  4. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    I asked the same question before I got my P5 and that's the same answer I got then - the Yamaha BB415.
     
  5. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    Thanks all - I will keep on the lookout for one.
     
  6. jusplayinmybass

    jusplayinmybass

    Apr 17, 2003
    Conyers, Ga
    Keith McMillan Instruments, SIT Strings, Accugroove Cabinets
    If you can find an old G&L L5000 you will be very pleased. They aren't that expensive. I am in the process of getting mine back from a friend. The original P Bass 5er.
     
  7. crazy_bassist

    crazy_bassist

    Dec 31, 2003
    Yamaha BB415 is a great bass and isn't too expensive. The BB615 is more pricey but active, so if you can grab one used you'll be in good shape!
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.