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Cheap 5-string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by -Saosin-, Sep 17, 2005.


  1. -Saosin-

    -Saosin-

    Sep 8, 2005
    Whats a cheap 5-string? (I know, not a really specific question but, it says it all!)
     
  2. Simball

    Simball

    Mar 26, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Check out Yamaha.
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yamaha or Ibanez.
     
  4. I have an Essex 5 string jazz that I've been gigging with that sounds and plays good for under $150.I haven't heard anything close to it in price that sounds as good stock.Alder body Jazz tone.
     
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
  6. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    How cheap is cheap ? :)
     
  7. bass4nds

    bass4nds

    Sep 23, 2005
    well I know that everyone hates em. but I played an OLP 5-string bass once at a shop and it was pretty good. It was selling for 200. I ditto the SX thing... I have a jazz bass from SX and it's rad. www.olpguitars.com. check em out.
     
  8. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Not everybody hates OLPs. I've only ever tried a couple at a store and I was very impressed. Nice gear.
     
  9. Rockbass Streamer Standard...have one myself.