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

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

  1. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    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
    Elberon, New Jersey
    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 Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, 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.
  8. G&L Tribute
  9. rogerbmiller

    rogerbmiller Gold Supporting Member

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

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

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


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    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.