I gave up...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Torkk, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Torkk


    Jan 16, 2010
  2. That is the first 5 string I ever played. I actually find it easier to play than my MIM Jazz V. Not sure if it is the wider string spacing or the flatter neck radius, but I am looking into getting it back in my hands. Just wish it wasn't black.
  3. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I had one of these in the discontinued Olympic White, and lemme tell ya…it was a beauty. It looked fantastic, sounded great and gave me a finer appreciation of the humidity/temperature resistance the ebonol fretboard possessed. Unfortunately, it seems five-stringers just aren't for me. Live and learn, yes?

    Enjoy the heck out of it, Torkk! Post some pics.
  4. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Keep an eye out and you just might find a used white model, assuming it's to your taste.
  5. Torkk


    Jan 16, 2010
    Sadly Im taking it back and looking for a 4 string version instead. Im not ready for 5 string
  6. jmcorn


    Jul 4, 2012
    South Carolina
    Praise and Worship bassist member #1232
    It takes a little bit of getting used to a 5, but once you do it is nice having the extra flexibility. I could go without the G string but the b string is a must.
  7. wvbass


    Mar 1, 2004
    Less than 24 hours on the five string? You give up quickly. And you returned your Toby over a pickup height issue and a couple stripped screws?

    I recommend you stick with your next instrument and learn to make it work. Good luck with your search.
  8. Torkk


    Jan 16, 2010
    Yeah, Im very hard to please. Thats probably why Im single lol.
    Seriously though the Toby sounded ok it lacked any sustain. The Deluxe 5 sounds awesome but the 5th is throwing me off. Looks like i have to special order the 4string. **** my 1st bass I had for 15 years
  9. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2008
    Note that the Deluxe 5er is the only Fender/Squier 5er with a full traditional 4-string string spacing interval of 19mm at the bridge, which is very wide for some people.
  10. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Exactly, you didnt give up playing a 4 string after 24 hours so give the 5 more time.

    That said I really dont like basses more then 4 strings at all. Some just dont.
  11. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    Probably the reason why the op didn't want it. I can relate though, took me a while to find one that would work - had a Fender Jazz that I found too wide (very nice, but not comfortable) and I also had a Squier MB5 which the string spacing was too narrow but it was comfortable. Found the one that worked for me finally- a Sterling Sub Ray 35. Just perfect for my hands.
  12. spz8


    Jan 19, 2009
    Glen Cove, NY
    Yeah, it's awesome. I wish they'd make a 6 string version with that spacing, I'd buy it in a second! :hyper:
  13. gregmon79

    gregmon79 I did it for the muff... Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    If you don't mind me asking, how much do these run? A 4 stringer anyway. Those look like really nice basses.
  14. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
  15. wvbass


    Mar 1, 2004
    I'm single too, but that is more about my own personality defects than anything else. :)

    I like four string basses of all varieties. Everything seems to work for me. Not so with fivers. The combination of string spacing, nut width, and scale length make much more differenceto me hear. I have a fiver with 20mm string spacing, 35" scale, and is over 2 inches at the nut. I don't often get along with it. I have another with 17.5mm spacing, a 1.75" nut and 34" scale that is a lot friendlier to me. I have several other fivers, and no two have the same combination of those three measurements. Some of them suit me better than others.

    Maybe try a bunch of fivers before giving up? Or maybe just find a four you love? Since you are hard to please (your words), I'd be hesitant to special order or otherwise purchase something you can't play first. Just make sure you can return it.