Looking for a new 5-string, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by acor1016, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. acor1016


    Jul 16, 2001
    im looking for a new 5-sting, i was thinking about a soundgear but im not completely closed minded about it and ive heard some nasty stuff about em lately, if yall have any suggestions for a good rock 5 string for a pretty cheap price (under 7) itd be nice to have something else to look at

  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    In that price range, I would look at the MTD Kingston 5(best 5 under $1000) and the Ibanez BTB405.

    Both basses blow Soundgear 5's away. The MTD even blows some $2000 5 strings away. Best bargain out there. http://www.mtdbass.com
  3. Yeah, you can't beat a 35" scale neck on a five string they are truely a better neck for a five sting bass the Ibanez BTB-405 is nice but The BTB-515 sounds allot better but it's about $300 more but the tone is much more fat and warm then the cheaper one. I would sell all my basses though to get a BTB-1005 (I love that bass), I like the Fender standard and deluxe Jazz V and MIA Deluxe P V too.
  4. ebozzz

    ebozzz Supporting Member

    May 17, 2001
  5. acor1016


    Jul 16, 2001
    aight thanx for the help everybody, im gonna look into those a lil deeper now than i would have, do yall know any pros or cons about yamaha or peavey 5 string basses? i was looking at those the other day and i didnt get much of a chance to play em so if yall know somehtign bout those that i dont lemme hear it

    thanx again
  6. Schecter Stiletto Elite 5 diamond series

    2 emg active pickups, active eq, s-tex bridge, neckthrough, maple/rosewood neck, 35 inch scale, all for $550

    I just bought one, It is by far the best 5 I have ever played, that was under a grand. It's not like a lot of fives where you hear " this is a good 500 dollar bass, but it will be great if you get New........... pickups, bridge, strings, tuners etc. I will be doing absolutly nothing to this bass (except Playing It) It is already great.:D
  7. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    used is the way. czech spector the brand!