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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stoolpigeon, Oct 2, 2010.


  1. stoolpigeon

    stoolpigeon

    Dec 17, 2009
    Greenville SC
    ....who(and when) produced the first 5 string electric bass? Just a s illy question I was trying to find an answer to on line...haven't been able to find an answer yet. Thanks!!
     
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    The Fender Bass V, made in the late 60s. It came tuned with a high C.

    The first with a low B was probably the one Jimmy Johnson had made in the mid 70s by Alembic.
     
  3. stoolpigeon

    stoolpigeon

    Dec 17, 2009
    Greenville SC
    cool...thanks for the help.
     
  4. heres an image to help
    FENDER_BASS_V_view.jpg

    a good (but not complete) reference for basses
    is the book "The Bass Book" if anything its a great book to peruse while on the can

    the Bass V only had 15 frets and technically did not add any more tonal options to the regular Fender basses except it was made to be played "across" the neck rather than "down" the neck

    Obviously this idea tanked

    Of course this guy probably disagrees
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