Ibanez mikro 5 string bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by notverygood, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. notverygood


    Feb 11, 2010
  2. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    If the string is big enough, a good B string should be workable.

    It may also ship with a high C instead.
  3. notverygood


    Feb 11, 2010
    A high c would be what I would think.
  4. flatb


    Sep 13, 2012
  5. notverygood


    Feb 11, 2010
    Are these even out yet? I've never seen or heard of one of these until I was on their website looking at hollowbodies. 28.5" is too short for me, wonder why they didn't go 30 or 32?" That's always stopped me from considering a Mikro bass before.
  6. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I could be wrong, but I thought I heard once years a go that the shorter the scale of the bass, the deeper the tone. If that is indeed true ten this could be a bad a$$ sounding 5er
  7. notverygood


    Feb 11, 2010
    I think it depends on other things like strings, pup's more then scale. Me personally, I think shorter scales sound fuller but that's just my opinion. My issue would be a B string at 28". Even at 30" I still have doubts. But a high C on a short scale sounds great.
  8. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    If you use the same B-string on the 28.6" scale as you do at the 34" scale, you should notice a difference in tone. There is considerably less tension on the smaller scale, meaning a larger percentage of the plucked energy is put into vibrating the string at the fundamental.
  9. mrniceguy715


    May 2, 2006
    I saw these today when I was checking on a bass for my young son. I play mostly 5 string basses. Would be kind of cool to teach him on a 5. Wish they had it in blue, his fav color and all.
  10. BassBuzzRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    What's the spacing?
  11. trblWthTrebles


    Jan 8, 2012
    No more on this radical little beast?

    I've been playing 'tenor' adgc

    It would be nice to get E back, can't imagine a 28.5" B
  12. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    I started my son on a 1/2-size electric bass (25" bridge-to-nut) when he was 7 years old. He's 12 now and plays 3/4-size fretless and fretted electric bass, and 1/2-size (38" bridge-to-nut) double bass.

    I strongly recommend NOT getting an instrument too large. Do NOT buy into the "he'll grow into it" thinking. Instruments too large cause discomfort, physical damage and extinguish any desire to play them.

    Do it!
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  13. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    I bought the 4 string version for my daughter. She loves it. I found it to be a good medium quality bass. I am thinking of getting a mikro 5 for myself.


    No way this bass would ever get neck dive!!!

    You could string it BEADG or DGCFA# or EADGC.

    I would do BEADG.
  14. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.

    Yes it would be cool if there were more colors.
  15. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    I would love one of these, if only I could find a place in europe that sold one. Personally I would string it E-A-D-G-B.
  16. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    EADGB# would be better
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  17. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
  18. MX21

    MX21 Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    Grass Valley, CA
    Anyone tried the 5-string Mikro yet?
  19. GregDunn


    Jan 8, 2009
    I'm getting the shakes... what a perfect companion for my 4-string Mikro!