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Another 'what bass?' thread: 5strings @ 1000$

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rocknrolljunkie, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. ESP F-255

    7 vote(s)
  2. Ibanez SR505

    20 vote(s)
  3. Fernandez Gravity 5 deluxe

    2 vote(s)
  4. other, name plz..

    20 vote(s)
  1. Rocknrolljunkie


    Jan 29, 2006
    hey guys,

    i'm gonna get some tax money returned in a few month and i'm gonna buy a new bass (duh)

    budget = 800€ (+/- 1000$) it has to be 24fret too

    i have to go and test some in stores yet, but wanted to know your opinions. so shoot.

    i'm playing through a ashdown rpm-1 and ampeg svp1600 with ampeg 4*12 cab. i play heavy rock and heavy metal.

    for the fernandez gravity 5 deluxe i dont have a price yet, so if somebody knows?

  2. vision

    vision It's all about the groove! Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs
    2 words...Peavey Cirrus.
  3. Diego


    Dec 9, 2005
    San Francisco, CA

  4. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    Peavey Cirrus. You can get beautiful ones on the bay for less than that.
  5. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    I voted Ibanez.

    Good solid bass, nice tone and I like the necks alot. Especially on a five string.
  6. Giel


    Sep 9, 2005
    The Netherlands
    build yourself a warmoth..
  7. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    peavey currus again. absolutely can't be beat in that price range. a Ray 5 is a contender too but lacking the two extra frets you're looking for.
  8. ebe9


    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa
    you could also look at the Cort Atrisan A5
  9. seakamp

    seakamp Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2005

    For the price those puppies can't be beat.
  10. I voted Ibanez, but I would recomend
    however noticing how you put your price is in Euros you might find it difficult finding one.
  11. another vote for the cirrus.
  12. Rocknrolljunkie


    Jan 29, 2006
    hey thanks for all replies allready.
    alot of people say peavey cirrus, maybe i'll give it a shot..but (some people here will find this stupid but whatever) i find the cirrus a bit ugly and i dont want to play a (to me) ugly bass. it's like having sex with an ugly girl..brr.

    i certainly test out the ibanez, maybe i can afford the SR905. i'll see when i'm at the shop.

    i once saw a gig where the bass player used an esp F 255 and i loved his tone for metal. and i think it lookes awesome too so i'll try one of these.ยต

    fernandez doesnt seem to be so popular:)
  13. ibz


    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    I think the thread started might be based in Europe so some of these basses mentioned may be hard to come by.
  14. Starbucker

    Starbucker Guest

    Jun 29, 2005
    Billings, MT
    Kudos to the Cirrus fans. I actually bought my Stingray 5 string on ebay for $900, used but in near perfect condition. Still though, you can't go wrong with a Cirrus.
  15. +1. that's what I did and never looked back. Well, actually I did, I built me another one...
  16. permadave


    Jul 20, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    I think a used Warwick Corvette 5 would be in your range and readily available in Europe. Very growly and good for metal, IMO. It's what I used in the metal band I was in a few years back. Cirrus's are also very cool I think but I haven't played one in a band situation, only in the store.
  17. vision

    vision It's all about the groove! Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2005
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Endorsing Artist: MTD Basses, La Bella Strings, and 64 Audio IEMs

  18. Kevdel

    Kevdel Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2005
    Peavey Cirrus
  19. Schwaa


    Feb 25, 2006
    I'm seriously considering an ESP F254 right now so I think the 255 is probably a good bet, although I did play an Ibanez 5er a few days ago (about $800) and it was very nice.
  20. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    I dig the ESP. They play and sound great. In fact, I almost bought one, but the look turned me off, to be honest. I mean, it just wouldn't look right in a jazz band. But for metal it would be killer.


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