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Help With New 5-String Selection

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ThunderD, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. ThunderD


    Apr 13, 2010
    Hey all, first time poster here.

    I've been playing bass for 16 years, mostly metal on an '01 Ibanez EDC700 4-string. The luthite has served its purpose, but I'm ready to move on.

    I'm in the market for a 5-string, and was hoping for some suggestions from all of you. I thought I would make my "wish-list" of features and see if there is anything out there you all could point me in the direction of. (P-bass would be ideal, if I could find the following features...)

    -Active Pickups
    -3-band EQ
    -24 frets
    -Neck/Bridge/Blend selectable pickups
    -Alder or ash body
    -Rosewood Neck
    -Looking for a versatile sound, good sustain, deep lows and plucky highs.

    Any suggestions?
  2. XtheDeadPawn


    May 24, 2008
    A 24 fret P maybe if you made a Warmoth.
    Fender may have made one like you desribed but, I'm not a fan of Leo so yeah.
  3. oldrookie


    May 15, 2007
    Avon, IN
    Well, it is only a two-band cut only, but G&L L2500 is a great bass. I've got a Tribute version and it is just killer.


    May not work for you since it has 21 frets.
  4. mgauge


    Dec 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    If uve got the cash, Musicman Sterling 5.. It has a killer B on it

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