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Good 5 with maple fingerboard

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jure the second, Feb 8, 2003.


  1. I have a jazz '78 with maple neck and I really like the wibe. I was thinking about getting a nice 5-string with the similar feel. The upper limit would be around 1500$. Some additional info (35-scale, active, vintage look, wide neck...). Some quick options would be Lakland skyline, fender(even the new Marcus 5)...

    I would like to find more options and some descriptions.

    Thanks
     
  2. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Tumbao's sunburst Rapture is mighty fine.

    Another option is a new Lakland Skyline Joe Osborn 5. Stock with Lindy Fralin single coils, you can find them on the Net for about $999. just search for Lakland dealers. If you like active preamps, you can have a J-Retro 3 band preamp installed for another $250. That's under $1,500, after shipping.

    Do a search of this forum, and you'll find several informative threads on this lower-priced Lakland line which is made in Korea (including my posts, I just bought one in December).
     
  3. Ben_P

    Ben_P

    Oct 2, 2001
    Alberta, Canada
    Is it just me or is there a dent on the rapture in the first picture then its gone in the rest? Did it get scuffed up in between pictures?
     
  4. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
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  5. O man how I want that Lakland. Thats a damn good 5 with a maple fretboard
     
  6. alx564

    alx564

    Jul 31, 2000
    Emmaus, PA
    Oh wow Munji. The quilt on that Lakland is amazing. I've never seen anything like it. Very striking.
     
  7. Piezoman

    Piezoman

    Nov 29, 2002
    Bronx, New York
    That's a nice set up Munji. I'd like to have stuff like that. What cab's and amp is that in te back. I like it.

    Sorry Jure, Got no experience with a maple fretboard. I dont know what mine is made of.
     
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Whew! ... glad they didn't see that 15 down there ...
     
  9. BigTopBruno

    BigTopBruno

    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    Very nice bass Munji!

    ...and I did see the 15!....muff monster was it?

    Peace

    BTBb
     
  10. Mike

    Mike

    Sep 7, 2000
    Cali
    Ah hell, if Munji's gonna show off, I will too. Here's a partial pic of my recently acquired Brubaker with a maple fretboard. I'm digging it. SD Basslines rule the planet...
     
  11. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I have a Modulus Genesis 5 with a maple board that's killer!
     
  12. Thank you for the info, guys. I'd like to point out, that I'm looking for a vintage-style 5 (I allready have the Alembic, which covers the need for "modern" style). That's why I got the fender. But now I'm looking for something in between (5 with more bottom end, more studio friendly...).

    Keep the info coming. Thanks.
     
  13. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    here is my JO5 Skyline.... I left it passive because I am going to get outboard preamps to run it....

    [​IMG]

    P@
     
  14. my maple board 5er.......[​IMG]
     
  15. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    It's been said before, I own a Rapture J-2000.
    Natural finish over AAA-flame Maple body
    Maple Neck. Sweet!!!!!!
     
  16. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    gotta love Laklands , Munji-
    here's a pretty one..
    [​IMG]
     
  17. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    My love was alwyas

    Pedulla Rapture J2 5 string with Birdseye Maple Board

    Sadowskys can always be nice

    DM
     
  18. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    my favorite 5 with maple board...EVER!! and it stays right here!!
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    (its only a 4 :bawl: but) Here is mine... '79 Roadstar...

    :bassist:

    Alex

    ps. Killer Killer Fetch Da bass! I LOVE them things...
     
  20. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I still can't get over Adrian's matching spalted maple burl control nobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!