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"I wish they made that in a 5 string"

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Gord_oh, Sep 21, 2010.


  1. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    I find myself saying that more and more. I want to do another Warmoth build, but this time around do a 5 string. You see a lot of 5 string jazz basses, so originally I wanted to do a 5 string telecaster bass with a humbucker, kinda vintage looking with a modern twist. Then I wanted to do a 5 string split coil precision. Even though Warmoth offers a 5 string precision body, they do not route for a 5 string precision pickup (yet according to Warmoth). Then today I looked at a Jaguar. It took me awhile to like the looks of these, but they are growing on me, and I got to thinking how cool a 5 string jaguar would be. Nobody offers a project body to those specs, although I probably (with some time, skill, and patience) make it one way or another. I want to get into building, but until I can get the experience under my belt Im doing put-togethers. My aspects are bigger than what I am able to do at the moment.

    Thought Id rant, Im sure someone has an opinion or similar feelings.

    -Gord_oh

    PS- a 5 string jaguar would be so cool!
     
  2. elavate7

    elavate7

    Jul 8, 2009
    its all about "THE POCKET"
    omg dude!!!! i was thinking the exact same thing! im a 5 string bassist and was looking at a fender jaguar and though "i want this in a 5!" lol
     
  3. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Inactive Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    If I got in my head to order a Warmoth body for a 5-string P, I'd get sent without routes, then take it to my local guitar tech (In San Diego, I like "The Repair Zone") and let him deal with it.
     
  4. ggunn

    ggunn

    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Epiphone Jack Casady Special! I'd sell stuff to buy one, and I NEVER sell stuff.
     
  5. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    5f%20003.jpg

    You can do what I do ... I put 5 strings on 4 string necks ... or take a 4 string body and simply enlarge the neck pocket.
     
  6. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    i thought about that, kinda mentioned it in the OP.
    that figured top is beautiful!
    damn Ric5 you have some nice project basses.
    you always seem to have something cool up your sleeve to add to a thread.

    i wasnt thinking of something so "classy".
    the standard jag layout but in a 5.

    although you have made me a believer.
     
  7. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    Reading my mind, dude!!! So many cool basses out at good prices that I would be drooling over if they came in a 5!!
     
  8. ggunn

    ggunn

    Aug 30, 2006
    Austin, TX
    YMMV, but I'm not interested in a five string made by cramming five strings onto a four string bass. I got a mail order "5 string" Tacoma Thunderchief that was made that way and I hated it; I sent it back.
     
  9. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    thought about that too. the price id put into building that one though i could buy a fender p5.

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=660152&highlight=

    i ranted about that before too.
     
  10. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
  11. I've been gassing for a 5'er 24 fret Geddyesque.
     
  12. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    $500 or so 5er Pbass. I'd be so happy and then some.
     
  13. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Midtown Guitars: Ulyate Pickups & StringJoy Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2008
    Michigan
    +1.
    at that price im thinking MIM (doubt squier).
    but id be all over something like that. :hyper:
    i was hoping once the MIA P5 came out that a MIM would soon follow.
     
  14. BigRedX

    BigRedX

    May 1, 2006
    Ovation Magnum.

    At some point I want to get someone to make me 5-string versions all my favourite basses that were only ever made in 4-string versions. The Magnum is at the top of the list.
     
  15. mid_life_crisis

    mid_life_crisis

    Jul 8, 2010
    5 string version of the $300 fretless Squier.
     
  16. G RICH 5

    G RICH 5

    Dec 19, 2006
    Detroit
    The $500 p bass (close) is the new MTD crb 5. I have yet to see one, but I would really like to check one out.
     
  17. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Only squier I've played that had a decent B was a Deluxe Jazz, once.

    So yeah I'm kinda hoping for the MIM one. Hell mim 5er jazz is badass as it is, just need to get the p body, wider neck, and pickups. Amazing. Orgasmic!
     
  18. Bingo.....couldn't wait so ordered a Lakland 55-01 FL:bassist:
     
  19. jmain

    jmain Oo, Uhn't uh, Yes! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    My Squier Affinity Jazz V has a KILLER B string.
     
  20. atrapp

    atrapp Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    Portland, OR
    John Suhr.
     
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