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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marley's Ghost, Aug 7, 2005.
Wanted your opinions on which production run off the shelf (not custom/boutique) 5er has the best B.
I've always heard MM 'Ray 5's had nice-n-tight low B tension. Now I own one and have to concur.
The Laklands are worth checking out though as well.
Yup! Stingray 5 or Bongo 5 get my vote
The newer G & L L-2500, with the 3 +2 headstock. The old (4+1) headstock was a little floppy on the B, but the new, combined with stringing thru the body is very foucused. Hard to find strings long enough, though! Don't know about the tribbys.
the cirrus' b sounds great
I have the Lakland 55-01 & have absolutely no complaints. Great price at around $700.00USD.
Sadowsky Metro 5ers have excellent B-strings.
+1 on the G&L. I'm still kicking myself for passing on one I could've got a deal on. Really great instrument.
Lakland 55-02 has an amazing B string, but my G&L L2500 has a great B as well, and it's 34".
+1 on both recommendations
I've recently played both the G&L L2500 (34") and the Ibanez BTB405 (35"), and both have a good B string tone. It could be, however, that some of that tone is coming from the amp, rather than the bass -- I haven't tried them with flat EQ, or done any real scientific testing, etc.
I prefer the Ibanez to the G&L, for whatever my opinion is worth.
I do think that both Zon and Roscoe have incredible B strings, but I'd say that neither would qualify as "production" instruments, they are definitely in the realm of custom/boutique basses.
I'd add Dingwall Afterburners too!
Keep in mind he said production run. Sadowskys and Zons aren't production. They get more than enough hands-on attention.
Modulus makes a bass with a stunning low B. Musicmans haven't let me down whenever I've picked one up.
Easy choice for me: Modulus Quantum. I believe it's a production bass... an expensive one, but production, not custom.
Definately Dingwall Afterburners
or G&L kicks ass. Even though I don't really like them all that much...
G&L ARE THE WINNER,mainly for the price and build quality