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Mid price 5 fretless: opinions please

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rockin John, Jan 13, 2003.


  1. If I had £400 / £500 to spend I could probably afford a selection of basses. 3 possibilities spring to mind:-

    Dean Edge5F
    Jazz 5F MIM
    Yamaha TRB5IIF (second hand).

    Not really interested in Ibanez, Washburn, Aria and their ilk.

    Any thoughts, guys?

    Ta.

    John
     
  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    FWIW I own a Dean Edge5F and I love it. For that kind of money are you looking at one of the quilt top ones or the Czech models? My Korean Edge 5F has been a fantastic bass, I've had it for three years now.
     
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    For fretless I'd take a Cort Artisan B5FL over all of those. I also played an importw end Schecter that was very nice. Conklin GT fretless 5 should be in about the same price range too.

    Of the three you've listed, the used Yamaha.