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first 5 string need help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BenFiglio, Aug 14, 2007.


  1. Well i am looking at five strings for my new bass instead of the rick for right now. I HAve tried A few but the b flops. Does any body have an Recomendations for a 5 string. less then 750$
     
  2. ggunn

    ggunn

    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Ibanez ATK.
     
  3. IBANEZ SRX 705
     
  4. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    Just some "off the top of my head" suggestiosn...

    Lakland 55-01

    MIM Fender Jazz Deluxe

    Used Lakland 55-02 (price might be a bit of a stretch but a great choice, I sold one one for $850 shipped earlier this year - *GREAT* B string)

    G&L Tribute L-2500
     
  5. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    +1 for Lakland. Virtually impossible to go wrong. EXCEPTIONALLY high-value if you are buying used.

    Ken
     
  6. awsome i will check them out
     
  7. doctec

    doctec

    Mar 22, 2005
    Beaverton, Oregon
    I just bought a Fender Jazz Deluxe 5. The low B sounds good to me. The Fender Jazz 24-5 is also a nice 5-string in that price range.
     
  8. IconBasser

    IconBasser Scuba Viking Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    Alta Loma, California
    Ibanez SR505. A good solid bass, lots of people have em around here.
     
  9. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    If the B string is floppy, try a thicker guage string. A .130 B string usually does the trick.
     
  10. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Used EBMM SR5
     
  11. JBassJohn

    JBassJohn

    Jan 18, 2007
    100_0793.
    This one. MTD Z5. Can't go wrong with a Lakland 55-01 or 55-02 either.
     
  12. I dont think he can pick up a new Z5 for under $750.
    I am holding out for a new special edition Z5 due out in the next 3 months.
     
  13. meegosh

    meegosh

    May 28, 2006
    NY
    get a Schecter Stiletto Studio 5 string.
     
  14. Schecter is a fine bass for the money. I have a 5 Custom. My only issue with it is the string spacing is too narrow.
     

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