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Fenderish 5ers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by supernaut, May 2, 2004.


  1. I'm looking around for a fendery style 5 string to be a compliment to my more modern style peavey cirrus. my first contender is the G&L L2500. I'm also thinking about the Lakland Skyline 55-02, Lakland skyling JO 5, and Roscoe Beck 5. any other ones I should have a look at? in that price theme.
     
  2. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    You might be able to find a used Lull or a used JO for about the price of a new Skyline...if you would consider going the "used" route. Otherwise, I'd say you probably have some pretty good options to choose from already. ;)
     
  3. I didn't think about the possibility of finding a used Lull but that would really be something to keep an eye out for.
     
  4. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    I'll definatley keep my eyes and ears open and will let you know if I see anything out there.
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    How about a Valenti 5?

    <img src="http://www.warmoth.com/Gallery/Images/Jbass/ninovalenti5.jpg">
    <img src="http://www.warmoth.com/Gallery/Images/Jbass/ninovalenti6.jpg">
     
  6. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I dont know about body style wise, but the neck of my Godin SD feels like a Fender, only way nicer. I would check out the Godin SD or Freeway. www.godinguitars.com a new freeway can be had for $400-$500. One of the best deals around IMO.
     
  7. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    How can nobody have mentioned the KSD's? I am SO looking forward to playing one of them. :hyper:
     
  8. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
  9. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    I say a Moon 5-string, a used one can be had for under $1,000. You could snag one through ishibashi no problem. They have a 5-string right now, with soap-bars though, don't know if that would achieve the shound you're looking for, but it would still sound great at a resonable price. I'll post the pic ishibashi had, i had to make it smaller to fit size limits so it may be a dash grainy.
     
  10. thejohnkim

    thejohnkim

    Sep 30, 2003
    NYC
    if you're flexible on the look of the bass, the Pedulla Rapture J2's i've played have sounded like really nice Fender Jazz's for that vintage sound
     
  11. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Anyone check out the new ESP J-bass in a recent Bass Player? Looks good and supposed to be sweet...
     
  12. egb41

    egb41

    Mar 26, 2003
    U.S.A OHIO Columbus
    Another vote for the KSD here also if you are on a limited budget you could go mex Jazz and modify it as need/wanted. Personally i'm more into 35" scale fivers anymore for the sake of the B. Some will disagree so IMHO, YMMV, SFPE, ETC ;)
     
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    My favorite is the Fender Roscoe Beck 5. I also own and recommend the Lull P5, but it isn't quite as Fender-y as the Fender. :)
     
  14. Gsxtasy99

    Gsxtasy99

    Jul 10, 2003
    Boston, MA

    wwwwait...where can i find a Moon? I've been trying to find one of those forever. I've heard incredible things about them, but there're kinda hard to get stateside.
     
  15. What about the Fender Marcus Miller 5? I love the look of it, even more than the Roscoe Beck 5... anyone tried it?

    I have a horrible, looks-wise, 90s Blade 5-string. The neck is good, quite wide. Strings not too close, almost a P-bas feel to it! But the look of it...ooooh. :spit:
     
  16. Limo

    Limo

    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    Is it just me or does every Fender copy 5 string look more like a Fender than an actual Fender 5???:confused:
     
  17. zbigniew

    zbigniew

    Nov 14, 2002
    Northern Iceland
    Hey, do you have a pic of that Blade? I used to have a white 4 string Blade and I thought is was cool looking - it did have the "Fender" headstock though.
     
  18. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
  19. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    Ishibashi, Japanese music store, http://www.ishibashi-music.com/ go there then click on used, search for Moon odds are you'll find some, for good prices. Them you e-mail the company and work out the shipping arrangements. It will take a few days because of the time difference(I got my e-mails 5am), but they are friendly people and the packaging in excellent. Being able to play one however would be more difficult, but I doubt you would dissapointed with the way they sound, I wasn't dissapointed with my bass, which was a Killer Beelze(man i gotta post pics of that)
     
  20. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    The new Schecter California Customs look nice..

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    21 frets
    35" scale
    Alder body with maple cap
    Hipshot bridge
    Grover tuners
    EMG 40s (there's your modern tone)
    Active pre

    Lots of pro features for not a lot of cash.

    $949 list which mean they can be had for about $650 or so...

    I might pick one up for the hell of it.