Ok for reals: who makes the best six string bass??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by carlitoswhey, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. carlitoswhey


    Apr 3, 2009
    I'm taking the plunge. I like f bass but the 19mm spacing is a bit of a turn off for chords. Carl Thompson 6 is a to hard to play modern but I love the sound. The low end/ benivente just didn't sit right .so far the one that I liked the most was a....... GASP schector diamond 6 with emgs. Not perfect but it was consistent albeit a little cheaply made. Okay so suggestions thoughts? Only fodera is out of the price range.
  2. wmheilma


    Jan 5, 2010
    Try Modulus Q6.
  3. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC
    Funny, that's my response as well.
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    If somebody made the best six string bass why would anybody bother to compete? There is no best anything, only the best for you, which means the one you prefer the most. So I guess the answer is Schecter...
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  5. Jaco Taco

    Jaco Taco

    Jul 30, 2012
    Roscoe makes any awfully nice 6-string.
  6. Jaco Taco

    Jaco Taco

    Jul 30, 2012
    I have two 6-string basses, both of those are customs with much narrower spacing than 19mm (14mm, which is great for chords). You don't have to go that narrow, but you might want to think about getting a custom 6 to suit your needs.
  7. Betrayer_Bass

    Betrayer_Bass Profanity Fish. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    Endorsing: Spector basses, Winspear Picks, Spector Formula 603 strings
    Spector make the best 6 string basses.

  8. bassbenj


    Aug 11, 2009
    My Modulus is certainly my best 6 string bass!
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    F Bass ... no, Fodera ... no, Sadowsky ... no, wait, not Sadowsky ...
  10. carlitoswhey


    Apr 3, 2009
    Just a quick reminder TB's please refrain from insightful, intellectual or thought provoking answers of any kind. This thread is for opinions ONLY :)

    For reals though I am leaning towards a schecter. I had just hoped that a more exciting answer exists
  11. carlitoswhey


    Apr 3, 2009
    Most brutal!!But can he play Delta Dawn???

    ..... what's that flower you have on.. :D
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  12. carlitoswhey


    Apr 3, 2009
    14!!? If I had 14 spacing they could sell me a five, tell me it was a six and I wouldn't know different until somebody pointed it out to me ;)

    Who makes them? Pics? Length? electronics?
  13. carlitoswhey


    Apr 3, 2009
    Wait, not Sadowsky!!?? Or not Sadowsky??
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  15. BoogieZK


    Sep 28, 2008
    Toulouse, France
    Ritter, Warrior
  16. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    The Music Man Bongo 6 is another fantastic bass that's a little more affordable than most boutique offerings. If you like narrow spacing, Carvin is another great choice (and has the big upside of near-total customizability).
  17. davidhilton

    davidhilton Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 13, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
  18. Jaco Taco

    Jaco Taco

    Jul 30, 2012
    Here they are, both are 34" with passive electronics. The purple one is a fretless that I just had made for me by Michael Dolan. It uses a Kahler 7460 bridge to get the string spacing to 14mm. The brown bass was made by a Luthier in MN in 1997 who is now retired, it uses standard single string bridges for a string spacing of 13.6mm. I'm sure any decent luthier would be able to customize a 6-string for you however you like.

    The string spacing is no problem for me as I am used to playing classical guitar. I don't use a pick, I only use my fingers. I can even slap and pop with this string spacing although I never do much of that style.

  19. frankieC

    frankieC A swell guy from Warren Harding High

    Jul 21, 2012
    Very Subjective question. Best 6'er based on what criteria?
  20. Stinkoman20xx


    Oct 19, 2003
    Ibanez makes a 6 with a 14 spacing. I think its the GVB36 if that is something is your interested in.