looking for nice five string in 1000-1500 range

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sk8terguy316, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. Well as my title states I'm looking for a nice five string bass in the 100$-1500$ price range. Yet I want several things

    - It's a big plus if it's Neck-through Thats what I want

    -I want it to have a flatter neck because I want this to be a good tapping bass

    -Thank you for all suggestions
  2. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I'm not sure about the price, but I think you might be able to find a neck-thru Czech Spector for that price range.
  3. McHaven


    Mar 1, 2005
    I've got a nice 5 string I'll sell you for 1000 bucks. ;)
  4. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    Fender Jazz Bass American DLX. :bassist:
  5. Stinkoman20xx


    Oct 19, 2003
    Lakland 55-02 would do that well. Wich im also selling for cheap.Really flat neck great tap bass.
  6. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Peavey Cirrus man, no joke. These things are freaking amazing! :bassist: fulfills all your criteria too.
  7. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    This was my first thought.
  8. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    There's a US Spector in the classifieds......it's a b/o, but I owned this bass and it's killer.
  9. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
  10. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Musicman Stingray 5.
  11. primus_55


    Dec 28, 2004
    Ray 5, or a Deluxe J bass.
  12. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    If neck through construction is important criteria then it's hard to beat a Peavey Cirrus for the money.

    If the 35" scale bugs you then look for a used early Nashville era Tobias basic 5 which is 34".
  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Get an SR5 or a Bongo.
  14. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Neither of which is a neck-through. :rolleyes:
  15. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Peavey Cirrus
    Lakland 55-02, although not neck thru
    Carvin LB-75
  16. you might want to check out a DINGWALL Afterburner.
    You buy a 5 string for the B string-right?
    Why not get 37" of B string punch, compound radius neck 7-25 w/ a very flat profile. These are killer basses, that play great.
  17. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Yup. Mine was a bit more than your range, but I know that the 'solid' finish ones go for your range. I second bass central, but I know that BassNW has great pricing too (but you'll have to special order).

    As far as I can figure there aren't many other hand made five strings in that price range that can compete.
  18. tangobass


    Jan 15, 2005
    Fender Roscoe Beck 5 ,very solid full and fat sound, single/parallel/series switchs. Around $1300 or less :D
  19. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    +2 for Cirrus. They're hard to beat for being neck-thru, having a flat board (which I appreciate more and more whenever I play another bass), tone and construction.