Desicions about a 5 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by txthrashking, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. im having the hardest time deciding between

    a. esp ltd f105
    Love the 35" scale and body design

    b. Peavey Grind 5
    35" scale, great tone and wood

    c. Squier 5 string jazz bass (natural finish)
    like the feel and look but am not lovin the b string

    Keep in mind i play thrash, death, sludge stuff
  2. Which one feels the best
  3. sotua


    Sep 20, 2004
    Somewhere in time
    Get the peavey.
  4. B string is often touch, strings and setup geometry
  5. onda'bass

    onda'bass Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2010
    Buffalo Ny
    yea, any will work, but which one feels good to you.
  6. Dogman67


    Apr 3, 2012
    Central PA
    The Grind is a neck-thru bass, right? A neck-thru bass will give you a stronger fundamental note compared to a bolt-on, which for your type of music might be preferable. I have always had good experiences with Peavey gear, even their less pricey imported stuff. The ESP-LTD basses can be hit-or-miss.
  7. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Good comment. Although what you said might technically be true, IMO it'll be a negligible difference in a band setting...then again my ears may just be horrible at picking up those types of differences! :)

    I had an LTD F404...great, great bass for the money. Peavey also puts out some very good stuff. I think they are both a step above the Squier, though, with some nice pickups and a little work, the Squier is more than giggable.

    Check out Carvin too...they tend to resell for not a lot and are very high quality. I'd go:

    1. Carvin
    2. LTD 400 series
    3. Peavey
    4. other types of LTDs
    5. Squier
  8. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
  9. AtomicPunk

    AtomicPunk Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Detroit Metro, MI USA
    I had a Grind and loved it for hard rock. Not a fan of the ESP F105 or Squier.
  10. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    I own a Squier Affinity Jazz V and love it. I replaced the bridge w/ a Hipshot & put some flats on it. It rocks. I take the Squier to places like France where I'm fearful of thieves. I have also played a Grind in the store and was favorably impressed with the sound. Then there's the vast used market.
  11. thanks for all yalls help but i think ima go with a 4 string and just down tune. i dont need the g string (lol) and i want active pups. My options are a dean z 2a, dean razorback, and any bass under 350. let the suggestions roll in. And also i wanna replace the pups in my esp ltd b-104 with active pps any suggestions and money IS an object.
  12. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

    Aug 23, 2011
    Find a used cirrus BXP. I got mine for $350, totally worth it