First 5 string-please help

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by adarkplacetogo, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. adarkplacetogo


    Feb 10, 2004
    :bassist: I was thinking about buying my first 5 string and I have no idea what to buy. Any comments? :bassist:
  2. Corwin81


    Mar 18, 2003
    Ames, IA
    OLP MM3 if you've got a chance to try em out in person and make sure the bridge is good(I replaced the one on mine since one of the saddle height adjustment screws popped out, but it sounds sweet during gigs). Ibanez ATK 305 would be another good-un.
  3. TampaBlues


    Oct 28, 2002
    Tampa, Florida
    How much do you want to spend?
  4. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    A Brice from . Or a Dean, I have a 5 string Dean that rules ass. My first five string was a Peavey Dyna-Bass 5. I loved it.
  5. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I would get to a music store and try 5strings with different bridge string widths. I have a cheapo 5string I picked up just to test out and the string width was too narrow.

    Last night I played a Pedulla Rapture 5 P/J with 19mm bridge string width and I had no problems with it. This is a good thing for me because I have a Pedulla Rapture 5 on its way to me now! :D
  6. Yea, do this