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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ksam, Jan 1, 2007.
I'm thinking about a Stingray 5. Any suggestions?
Stingrays are good. Consider Lakland 55-02s and used higher end basses as well.
I'll get flamed for this, but consider any of the Fender 5-strings.
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.
With a little looking around and being patient.. one could find a Dingwall AB-1 for that or less..
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.
SR5 with a Sadowsky .130 B string does it for me.
SR5 all the way.
Nothing wrong with the Fender 5 strings. I won't flame you.
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.
A non-flame top Dingwall Afterburner 1. Preferably used.
Nothing in the price range can touch it!
I dig mine.
+2 for a used Dingwall Afterburner I.
B string clarity and playability in spades, plus the rest of the bass is amazing
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.
SR5, G&L L2500, Lakland 55-02
What about the MTD Z-5?
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.
Lakland has the B-string thing totally sorted out.