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best fender 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tangobass, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. tangobass


    Jan 15, 2005
    What is the best fender 5 strings all arround. :help:
  2. danman


    May 18, 2004
    Philadelphia, PA
    personally, I like the fender precision deluxe 5. The new model.

  3. Fender Roscoe Beck 5 String

    I liked it so much that I bought two.
  4. +2

    However the Am. Deluxe P is a close second.
  5. One in about 11, or worse (passive MIA 20 fret), Jazz 5's is really nice- I have one of those.
  6. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
  7. fozzy


    Jun 21, 2001
    Riga, Latvia, EU
    Roscoe Beck V
  8. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
  9. Another vote for roscoe beck 5. Only fender 5 I have liked so far.
  10. Stingray 5.....Leo's design :p
  11. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    RB5 maybe the Reggie Hamilton, never played it though :p
  12. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Hands down the RB-5.
  13. JayAmel

    JayAmel Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    + 1
  14. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    The new FMT V with the SCN pups. Roscoe Beck a close 2nd. Ymmv.
  15. jeflepard


    Nov 11, 2003
    USA Atlanta, Ga
    I have owned 3 Roscoe Beck 5's and they are great. I recently bought the new model Precision 5 and it is a great bass for the money. Either one is a good choice. I would love to try the custom shop Reggie Hamilton models.
  16. Jaycephas

    Jaycephas Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2003
    Waxhaw, NC
    Hands down the Roscoe Beck 5.
  17. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    The "best" fender 5 for you is the one you like the best. All of the ones I've played have been quite nice. I'm particularly fond of my passive USA Jazz V.
  18. So far as I've been told by a friend that owns a musicstore specialising in Fenders is that This (mentioned above) is the ONLY fender 5 Str thats worth anything...

    According to him, Fender just doesnt build very good 5str basses...
  19. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    I'm pretty sure Leo only designed the original 4-string StringRay. I could be wrong, though.

    The StringRay 5 is a totally different animal.
  20. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    The best Fender Jazz 5 is either a Reverend BH5...or a G&L 2500...