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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Greenantgods, Jul 5, 2005.
can anyone suggest a good five string....? no more than about 700$ preferably. Thanks
A couple of really good buys are the Lakland Skyline 55-01, and the MTD Kingston and Heir series.
They are in your price range, and very good basses.
What kind of tone are you looking for? Do you prefer narrow string spacing at the bridge, or standard, like most 4 stringers have?
I really enjoy my Cort Josh Paul. It's based on an Elrick design. Sounds and plays great for a bass in your price range, plus it has a lot of nice features.
There's a brand new one on Ebay for $599. (listed as a Cort Signature RB5)
Used Reverend 5L!
Id suggst getting a used bass, ebay if youre comforrtable with it. $700 is a tricky price range, id suggest saving up $200 more somehow and getting a used Musicman Stingray 5.
Tribute 5 by G&L
Used Fender Deluxe Jazz V
Used MusicMan (maybe more around $800)
Depends on the sound you are going for, but I recommend the Spector Legend 5. It is 35" scale with EMG-HZ pickups and a 3 band EMP pre. I have seen them on-line for $600. MIK, excellent workmanship and the classic curved NS body. SWEET!
I had to get a five string for the gig I have now and the Legend fits the bill!
If you can find one - note my signature!
Mark F. SAnderson
Cort/Elrick Josh Paul
You have several options so it will boil down to what specifically you're looking for soundwise.
so many choices...
I've got a MTD Kingston 5 active..... Highly recommend it....
You could pick one up for under $500.
G&L Tribute all the way.
If you don't mind waitng a month and then finishing the wood yourself, a Carvin BK5 bass kit would be under your budget.
I totally agree. A little more cash will open up way more options.
There's a Korean Spector NS2000/5 for sale in the classifieds here at TB. I have one I picked up about a year ago and I really dig it. It has the 18 volt mod and Dean Markley medium weight strings and I just love the tone.
The guy in the classifieds only wants $350 for thiers which is a good deal.
I'm in the same position as you right now. After a lot of research and trips to Guitar Center I have deceided on the Schecter Stiletto Elite 5. I choose it because its neck fits my hand perfect, the string spacing also fit me perfect, I was looking for a mahogany body/maple neck, and it had nice features (EMG HZ p/u's, Grover tuners, decent bridge, and its a neck through). Its a good looking bass too.
Some people have changed out the active pre and/or the pickups and had great results so it has some potential if you're looking to upgrade later.
I played a SUB and liked the sound of it too, but I could only get a few sounds out of it. Keep in mind what kind of tone you are looking for and how you want the bass to feel and go to some music stores and play everything.
18 bolts!? Wow! And I thought Ritters had a lot. How does that improve the bass?
Jus kiddin, haha
Oh yeah, I vote for the G&L Tribute L-2500. It has the 34" scale and closer string spacing at the bridge which I find very comfortable. Not too big, not too small. Juuuust right. The more I play mine the more I like it. Nice versatile electronics too, even though I seem to stick with the growly P sound most of the time