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Best Low B under $1500.00

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ksam, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. I'm thinking about a Stingray 5. Any suggestions?
  2. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    +1 EBMM
  3. Stingrays are good. Consider Lakland 55-02s and used higher end basses as well.
  4. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    I'll get flamed for this, but consider any of the Fender 5-strings.
  5. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    SR5s really often run right at $1,500 and after the price increase, they will be more than $1,500.

    For a great B string, I recommend a Lakland 55-01, 55-2, JO5, Ibanez SRX-705, TBC AP-500M, MIA Fender Jazz V. These are all well under $1,500. Peavey BXP Cirruses have nice B strings also.

    IF you talk used, then I would go for SR5s and USA Cirruses.
  6. With a little looking around and being patient.. one could find a Dingwall AB-1 for that or less..

  7. nothing wrong with my (used) Fender Jazz FMT 5'er (it better be). Nice tight, low B.

    And, strings can make a difference where one set will be a bit floppy but the other brand may be fine.
  8. SR5 with a Sadowsky .130 B string does it for me.
  9. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Rocks Around The Glocks Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2000
    Greece, Europe
  10. Crabby


    Dec 22, 2004
    SR5 all the way.
  11. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA

    Nothing wrong with the Fender 5 strings. I won't flame you.
  12. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    There is no "best". Many different models have very good "B" strings in that price range. Get what you like. The Stingray 5 is a great bass.
  13. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    A non-flame top Dingwall Afterburner 1. Preferably used.

    Nothing in the price range can touch it!
  14. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    I dig mine.
  15. +2 for a used Dingwall Afterburner I.
    B string clarity and playability in spades, plus the rest of the bass is amazing
  16. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    I consider the low b on a warwick corvette 5 to be one of the best and most balanced ones I've ever heard for a bass that costs less than $1500 brand new.
  17. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    SR5, G&L L2500, Lakland 55-02
  18. What about the MTD Z-5?
  19. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    It's more on the economy side, but best Low B I've played hands down was a Spector Legend 5, 35" scale. Tight, focused and not boomy.
  20. Lakland 55-01
    Lakland 55-02
    Lakland JO5
    Lakland DJ5

    Lakland has the B-string thing totally sorted out. ;)

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