Cheapest new 5 string out there for a back-up

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kurt M., Aug 5, 2002.

  1. Kurt M.

    Kurt M.

    Dec 11, 2001
    Reading, PA
    Hi all,

    Although I have pretty good luck with broken strings and equipment failures in general it's occurred to me that I should have a second bass on stage *just in case*. Quality isn't an issue since it's strictly in the event that my main stage bass fails. What has everyone seen that's cheap?

    Best so far that I've seen is a new Yamaha BBN5 for $259.99.

  2. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    I got my Pilot + 5 for $160 from Sam Ash. I think if you look hard enough you could probably find one in a local shop. thats all
  3. Kurt M.

    Kurt M.

    Dec 11, 2001
    Reading, PA
    Wow. Talk about a budget beater. I'll check S.A.

  4. jondog


    Mar 14, 2002
    NYC metro area
    Cheap 5ers

    I really like my Essex BG 205 from

    I had an Ibanez GSR 205 w/ a twisty neck. Not good.

    If you buy used you can get good deals, just make sure you can try it out first.