Custom 4 or 5 string bass recommendations?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gspirro, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. gspirro


    Jul 14, 2002
    Hi all. I'm in the market for a nice electric bass that is somewhat unusual in appearance and versatile (or unique) in sounds. I'm considering Rob Allen, or Rick Turner basses, and I'm trying to stay under $3000. Any opinions or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
  2. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    this thread mentions quite a few of the luthiers who are doing nice work, and many TB'ers have actual experience with their basses. Should be quite a few links to explore:

    custom basses thread
  3. Mikkel-S


    Jun 27, 2001
    Herning, Denmark
    Hi.. Try looking at Mørch guitars.

    Very unique both sound and aesthetics.


    btw sorry for the crappy pic:rolleyes:
  4. MyNameIsMUD


    Sep 25, 2003
    brows threw's bass selections. Check out the R&B basses. They are my dream bass :>
  5. My teacher has a Rob Allen that looks and sounds great (particularly for Jazz or just a good fretless sound). However, I'm not sure it would be real versatile.

    My recommendations would include Hanewinckel, Roscoe, Surine, Nordstrand, JAF (I have one on order), etc...
  6. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
  7. gspirro


    Jul 14, 2002
    Thanks everyone! Lotsa good leads here.