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Classic look 5 string basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by monsterfiddle, Dec 25, 2016.


  1. Why do almost all 5 strings look like furniture, spaceships or demonic torture instruments? There are so few in the Gibson, Rick, Mosrite, Hagstrom style.
    I know Gibson has had a few, but other than that I've not been able to find anything.

    Any good examples of 5 strings in this style? No Fender P's or J's please.
     
  2. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    So....you want a classic look...but no Fender styles?
     
  3. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
  4. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
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  5. Fender P's and J's are everywhere. I just find them boring to look at because the market is so flooded with them. Other Fenders are fine, a 5 string Jaguar for instance would be interesting.

    I hadn't seen the 5 string Starbass, thanks for that.
     
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  6. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    image.
     
  7. something from the folks at Reverend perhaps?
     
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  8. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    That's because they're classics.....
     
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  9. Good one! The Brad Houser 5 has a very interesting look.
     
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  10. Yes, agreed. But everyone knows what they look like, they are in every guitar shop in the world. My intent here was to dig up classic looking fivers you might not have seen before.
     
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  11. I don't really know if you'd consider it a classic (though I probably would at this point) but a lot of the ibanez atk models are very nice 5's. I consider the ash with black pick guard models classics; they remind me of '70s fenders.
     
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  12. dabbler

    dabbler

    Aug 17, 2007
    Bowie, MD
    On the right:

    IMGP1621.
     
  13. basslicks

    basslicks

    Dec 14, 2015
    Kentucky
    A classic look that nobody has seen before... :eyebrow:
     
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  14. Epiphone T-Bird Pro V

    and it's ultra-rare Gibson cousin.
     
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  15. Warwick 2016 corvette $$ masterbuilt.
     

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  16. CyberSnyder

    CyberSnyder Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Maryland
    I Endorse Alien Audio Basses
    Good luck finding one. They're out of production and very few were made.
     
  17. 14301_frontviewM. This is my idea of a classic.
     
  18. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    I think both of mine are
    My Fretted G&L. MY Frettless G&L.
     

  19. that green fretless is astounding!
     
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