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Favorite 5 String Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by CPInUruguay, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. Fender

  2. Music Man

  3. Other

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. CPInUruguay


    Feb 26, 2017
    I have been using a Music Man 5 String for a few years. What are your favorite makes and models of 5 String basses?
    Ellery likes this.
  2. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Should be in the basses forum, not strings.
  3. I just asked the moderator to move this to "Basses".
    smperry likes this.
  4. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Fuzzbass likes this.
  5. TheBear

    TheBear Bergantino Artist, Vibe9 IEM Artist Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Sadowsky for me! Mike Lull, Dingwal and Roscoe are killing it as well.
    kevk, HeavyJazz, RobertUI and 2 others like this.
  6. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    Seems like your quiz needs more options.
  7. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY

    bass (2).
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018
    fretlessguy, JeffC23, dBChad and 7 others like this.
  8. ricknote


    Aug 3, 2006
    I had a Musicman 5r for several years. Just couldn’t get the B string to speak. Sold it. My Mike Lull P5 is the bomb. Balanced and focused low B and effortless playability. Maybe I just got lucky, but it’s the best bass I’ve ever owned, and I’ve owned a ton over the last 40 years. Just my 2 cents.
    MD Stingray and elkkid2 like this.
  9. MMiller28


    Apr 27, 2003
  10. Stevorebob

    Stevorebob Well... I Am Here, Aren't I? Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Los Angeles
    I have Fenders and I have Music Mans. Ima say Music Man; they work for me. But your poll needs more options.
    lowdownthump likes this.
  11. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    Mayones BE exotic when the weather is right. Right now I'm using my Warmoth jazz 5er type bass. So that's my favorite.
    dBChad and Sixgunn like this.
  12. 68Goldfish

    68Goldfish Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Port Orchard WA
    I’m a big fan of my SR5’s but I also really really dig my L2500’s and Warwick SS2. All great basses.
  13. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Other. Martin Keith Guitars.

    Although, the three ZONS I had over the years were nothing to sneeze at. I would have been just fine with them but I wanted to go back to wood necks.
  14. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    This ol girl right here! Ibanez Prestige SR 1005

    JeffC23, akrachanko and Gilmourisgod like this.
  15. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Is Martin OK? I've emailed him and PM'd a few times the last couple of weeks, with no reply...
  16. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
    At this moment, my favorite 5-string basses are schecter stiletto basses and Yamaha trbx basses.
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  17. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    That's very unlike Martin. I heard from him a couple days ago. Paging @Keith Guitars

    Edit: I just remembered that he's playing on an album that was just released so maybe he's engaged in some promotion.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018
  18. My favorites....

    Warwick 52ADA4F8-0F12-4676-AE47-7F9E8C02B9B6. musicman is respectable
    665F5019-45FE-4306-B93F-D73C66E21B91. Have never played a fender 5 that I loved. Open to suggestions though cause I’m feeling a little nostalgic lol.
  19. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Magnusguitars make fantastic basses and I'd say they're my favourites.
    They also made my 5 which is an amazing instrument!
  20. EmuBass


    Jan 24, 2018
    Vienna, Austria
    Läki IMG_20180921_101313[1].

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