Opinions on a quality 5-string $500-$700 range

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by QORC, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    East Coast
    been playing 4 string fretted my whole life. I'm really interested in picking up a 5-string to go along with my Ric 4003.

    Any opinions on good models to target? On Ebay, I bid on a Washburn Force 5 (but lost). Certainly would like to hear some opinions here.

    We play rock, and generally, heavier rock.


  2. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    East Coast
    do you like the Spector NS2000/5? seems like I can snare one in my price range.
  3. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    If you are lucky then you could get a spector euro 5.
  4. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Lakland Skyline 55-01
  5. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    I'm gonna get flamed for this, but...

    I owned an Ibanez SRX-705 for 6 months a while back. The build quiality of the bass was quite good, and it sounded very good (but hot). The string spacing was too narrow for me so I sold it, but overall it was a decent bass.

    Didn't touch my Cirrus though :). If you can find a used Cirrus, snatch it up.
  6. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    New model-active-pickups.
    19mm. neck,
    a very good 5'ver for under $650.00
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Get a Spector Legend 5.
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  9. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2003
    yep-- hands down the best buy.
  10. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    That would be my choice, with Lakland being a close second.
  11. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    East Coast
    thanks for all the ideas. I'm scanning Ebay and "watching" the ones I could find.

    any opinions on the Spector Europe Rebop 5? Seems like it's got good reviews.
  12. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Yea its a great bass.