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Ibanez BTB 555 5 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by XtromatriX, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. XtromatriX


    Dec 18, 2004
    Ok... I'm deciding betwen the Ibanez BTB555 or Tobias Toby pro 6. I'm currently playing an Ibanez SR506 6 string bass with a string spacing of 16.5mm, wich is quite tight for my slap playing. I've read that the Ibanez BTB 555 has a string spacing of 19mm... What I'm trying to figure out is would the neck of the Ibanez BTB555 5 string be at least as wide as the Ibanez SR506 6 string? I guess what I'm saying is the neck width of my 6 string would be cool as a 5 string, but as a 6 string it's a bit cramped.
  2. I am interested in this also. Today I tried out a couple of basses I had looked at online, They all were almost unplayable in some ways! On quite a few the nut was cut so that the high G, or B string was almost at the very edge of the fretboard. Not a lot of room if you use vibrato with your left hand. I kept going off the fretboard! I WAS going to buy a bass online, but now I will have to play it first. I was suprised as teh offending basses were $1000-1500 models like the Johm Myung(sp?) and a MM Sterling 5.

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