Help on a Purchase

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by the_squirrel243, Oct 27, 2001.

  1. the_squirrel243

    the_squirrel243 Guest

    Jun 27, 2001
    ontario, Canada
    Im looking into 5 strings currently, and since there seems to be an infinite amount of knowledge about basses here, ill ask all of you, for a money starved teenager such as myself, what are my best options? I not going to get one yet, maybe next summer, but its best to start looking now, so i can know exactly what i want when i have the money. So your best advice for a good 5 string that isn't going to cost me an arm, a leg and a social life becasue im off working? Thanks!
  2. Freakapotamus9


    Jun 20, 2001
    how much money do you have?
  3. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Ontario... I am in Kingston as a matter of fact. Anyway, it is really dependent on how much you are willing/able to spend. If I was you, I would save up about $1500 and get a Dingwall Afterburner. Though this is imposing my tastes on you. You should check out as many different 5-strings as you can in your speculated price range. Also, tyr out a few better ones, see if the difference is worth it to you. And be very critical of the B string. They can be highly variable, expecially on lower cost 5-strings. This makes them sound bad, and not alot of fun, cause you won't want to play it.

  4. the_squirrel243

    the_squirrel243 Guest

    Jun 27, 2001
    ontario, Canada
    how much money i have isn't exactly the issue here... its what you smarter bass players think... i was shooting at the $700 dollar range, but if you really think it would be worth my time to go for something more pricy, tell me so! And thanks again.
  5. phogchris


    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    I wish I could find somewhere to try a Dingwall Afterburner...I would look into a Peavey Cirrus bass or an Ibanez BTB if you have no more than $700!!
  6. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    for $700 you have quite a few options.

    you can get a used american standard, or american series Fender Jazz bass, or even a used MIA P bass

    fender mim jazz bass dlx
    Peavey Fury
    Ibanez BTB or SoundGear
    Spector NS-2000 or maybe a used NS-5
    conklin groove tools

    youve got lots of time, so get out there asap and start playing as many as you can and go with whatever sounds and feels best to you.
  7. phogchris


    May 27, 2000
    Boca Raton, FL
    I almost bought a Peavey Fury instead of the Kington I got, its pretty damn good for the price, but the body looked weird to me, too long, and the neck was too short, it was that close....check them out!!!