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Best 5 String for Less than $600 for Slap

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by John123z, Jun 2, 2007.


  1. John123z

    John123z

    Jul 7, 2006
    Hershey, PA
    O.K. guys, it's time to add another bass. What do you suggest for $600 or less. I would like a 5 string for slap and it would be used with both tube and SS amps.

    Thanks,

    John
     
  2. BassikLee

    BassikLee Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 13, 2004
    Deltona, FL
    Owner: Brevard Sound Systems
    There are a few: used L-2500 Tribute, prolly won't find a US model for under 600. Used PV Cirrus, should be 600 or close. Used 55-01. Maybe that new Cort GB 75??

    Lee
     
  3. Either a used Lakland 55-01 or an MTD Kingston Artist.
     
  4. Samjay

    Samjay

    Jan 28, 2007
    Yamaha TRB5. Best slap for that amount!
     
  5. CamMcIntyre

    CamMcIntyre

    Jun 6, 2000
    USA
    Musicians friend has the MTD Kingston Heir 5 for $399.99

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/MTD-Kingston-Heir-5String-Bass-?sku=511558

    Otherwise-a used Lakland Skyline 55-02 if you're lucky.

    Going even cheaper-if you can find one that feels right, an OLP Ray5 copy. A general comment on Ray5 style basses [including the EB ones], some people feel the string spacing is too tight to slap on. I think it's fine, but i also don't slap much.
     
  6. John123z

    John123z

    Jul 7, 2006
    Hershey, PA
    Thanks guys. Definitely some things I hadn't considered.

    John
     
  7. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon.

    Used 55-01 would be under $600.

    I bought a used 55-02 for about $650USD recently and my EBMM and Fender 4 strings haven't been out of their cases since.
     
  8. A used Lakland 55-01 would be the best. If you can't find one, the an MTD Kingston Artist or Heir.
     
  9. G&L Tributes are sweet. Any of the better SR series Ibanez basses are pretty sweet too, but they're a little tight depending on your preferences. Also, the Carvin B-5 is nice if you can find one used.
     
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