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Ibanez K5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr.SixString, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. Dr.SixString


    Apr 30, 2002
    Is it made in Japan?

  2. Most likely
  3. Dr.SixString


    Apr 30, 2002
    Anybody played this one? how's the low B?
  4. I've played it a bunch of times in Sam Ash. The first time I saw it, since it was Ibanez, and Fieldy's signature bass, I wasn't gonna bother(his bass tone is pretty rancid, lol)..but some buddies there told me to try it.

    It was very light, sleek and elegant and had a nice resonant body, and when I plugged it in, I swear I was playing that thing for nearly an hour. Its definitely a very nice bass for the price, the low B didn't seem to have any issues at all.
  5. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
    too bad it is a sig model, fieldy's no less.
  6. If it wasn't for the fact that it's his signature (and it has that rancid inlay), I'd be all over that bass. It's very very purty. Nice colour, nice shape, beefy p'ups, all the good stuff.
  7. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    I played one not two days ago, and was blown away by the natural resonance and tone. I don't even mind the artist signature on the headstock, but the huge inlay is a dealbreaker.

    To wish for a K5 minus the inlay with the pickups/electronics and monorail bridge from the 3005... :eek:
  8. Fluke


    Jul 20, 2002
    just use a black marker pen on it
  9. incognito89x

    incognito89x ♪♫♪ ♪ ♪ ♫&#983

    Sep 22, 2002
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Ot just get a nice Soundgear. It's the same thing.
  10. Dr.SixString


    Apr 30, 2002
    :D :D
    Yeah, I hate the "K5" inlay but I like the headstock (except Fieldy's signature on it:D :D)