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Active 5 string?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Sgt Baker, May 13, 2011.

  1. Sgt Baker

    Sgt Baker

    Aug 20, 2010
    Yo dudes, you guys know of a solid active 5 string, preferably with soapbar routing, from like the 400-600 ish range? Thanks in advance
  2. Ibanez SR305 or SR405. You can find the SR505 for under $400 used.

    All great basses.
  3. Rano Bass

    Rano Bass

    Sep 9, 2006
    Tijuana Mex.
    Ibanez SR 505.
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Lakland 5501
    Brubaker Brute
  5. chadhargis

    chadhargis Jack of all grooves, master of none Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Ibanez BTB
  6. +1

    Snag a used BTB. Preferably an early Japan made. I absolutely hate the feel of sound gear basses, but LOVE the BTB's. Mine has a very extended tone range. A super super super awesome bass.
  7. +1 to the sr505:) New, it's at or slightly over the top of your budget. That being said, it sounds great w/ the barts in it:bassist:
  8. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    From your description and price range, I personally would recommend schecter stiletto basses, schecter omen, schecter damien, dean edge basses, and Ibanez soundgear basses. these basses have soapbar pick-ups and they sound totally awesome.
  9. Kukkiwanblack


    Jan 17, 2011
    I would go with the stiletto Studio probably I had a 6 string version it was awesome. But check out the trabens also. Had one of those. It was a powerhouse.
  10. El-Bob


    Oct 22, 2006
    Hamilton, ON
    Imo/Ime, Ltd basses beat out all of the schecters and ibanez' in the same price range. unfortunately, Ltd doesn't get much love around here, so it's hard to be heard above the crowd with this sort of thing... anyway, check out their 5ers in your price range, especially the B and D series.
  11. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    I like the ESP Ltd F series fivers, the 155dx is only $379 for internet store prices. Ot get higher model version. Ibanez Soundgears (several models to pick from) would be my other pref for nice fiver in the under $600 range.
  12. Wild_Cat


    Feb 14, 2009
    Montréal, QC
    In that price range, Ibanez and LTD are hard to beat. I'd go with an SR505, but that's because I'm a SR fanboy already ;)
  13. dnoel86


    Dec 26, 2008
    Coquitlam, BC
    Get a BTB.

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