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Five strings...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ak50324, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. ak50324


    Jul 30, 2005
    I am planning on buying a five string jazz, and have a few questions:

    1. I was wondering if I could string a hgh C on instead of the B, since I never need to go THAT low. The sustain will probably be bad, but will this work out well?

    2. Would a five string jazz basses neck(probable an SX, maybe the fender) be only slightly larger than the P bass neck? I love playing with those thin necks, but the width seems unnatural=five strings!

    3. What would be the most growling(Geddy lee style) pick-ups? I was thinking of getting some dimarzio ultra jazzes.
  2. rbrown13

    rbrown13 supporting member

    Sep 9, 2005
    bakersfield ca,
    I have owned two fender standard five string jazz basses, first the neck is wider than a p bass neck, by about 3/16 of an inch, second, to run the high C you will have to have a new nut made, because running the E-C the nut slots will be to wide and will cause the strings to rattle in the slots, on one of the jazz v basses I owned, I installed a set of bartolini passive pickups, and it had a far more vesatile sound. the only reason I don't own either of these basses anymore is that IMO they have the worst B string, very floppy, I hope this helps you on your purchase.

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