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Battle of the 5ers under a Grand!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RyKnoz, Jul 30, 2002.


  1. RyKnoz

    RyKnoz

    Dec 22, 2001
    NYC
    Well? So many choices, so many choices which to choose which to choose?!
     
  2. Skorzen

    Skorzen

    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    Used G&L L-2500 I got mine for $500 :D Plays and sounds fantastic and is considered to be one of if not the most versitile basses around.
     
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Best 5 under a grand is the Lakland 55-01, next is the MTD Kingston. Nothing else comes close, other than a used Peavey Cirrus V or used Millennium 5.
     
  4. Reverend Brad Houser
     
  5. EEbass04

    EEbass04

    Dec 28, 2001
    Lee's Summit:MO
    a used Stingray 5!!
     
  6. Carvin LB75 :cool:
     
  7. chucko58

    chucko58

    Jan 17, 2002
    Silicon Valley, CA, USA
    I paid for all my gear myself. Well, me and MasterCard.
    Another vote for Carvin - but either B5, LB75, or XB75. All can be had with case for under a grand, new.

    Ask the man who owns two. :)
     
  8. LA

    LA

    Oct 17, 2001
    Michigan
    If you can find an MTD Grendel, that's the one. Other than that, the Kingston, Reverend 5L, Yamaha RBX-765 are all among the best.
     
  9. Very happy with my Conklin GT-5 :)
     
  10. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Another vote for the G&L L-2500.

    I got mine for $850 with case new. Its rare to find a deal like that, but the still come under $1000 evry now and then.

    Peace
    Nick
     
  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    If you're into traditional passive Fender sounds, you can't do better than a used RB5. It does Jazz growl and Precision thud.
     
  12. Used MIM Fender Jazz. You can probably get one for like 200-300. That way you have 700-800 left for your rig, a case, a nice setup, accesories, strings, pizza, ect...remember there is a lot of stuff you need BESIDES the bass.
     
  13. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    NY
    Man if I made a statement like this, it would be the next flam-o-rama.

    -pd
     
  14. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    you can get some bolt-on warwicks used for under a grand, and that's what I'D do...
     
  15. My Ibanez ATK 305, I got used for way way way under a grand. It has a very large clean sound. Best sounding bass I have ever had. Sweet!:)
     
  16. Sting Ray 5 (used)
    Lakland Skyline 55-01
    MTD Kingston 5
     
  17. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Why?
     
  18. jelloyacket

    jelloyacket bass > guitar

    Jun 14, 2002
    McMurray, PA
    Godin BG-V, if you can find a dealer...
     
  19. Another vote for Carvin.
     
  20. lowb

    lowb

    Jul 27, 2000
    London, UK
    A lot of pro's use Yamaha TRB's.........they're great value, fantastic players.........very solid!!

    Peace