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Pick a 5 string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by the captain, Sep 4, 2002.


  1. Jerzy Drozd Mastery V

    20 vote(s)
    10.6%
  2. Roscoe lg 3005

    11 vote(s)
    5.9%
  3. Roscoe skb 3005

    14 vote(s)
    7.4%
  4. Lakland 55-94 deluxe

    52 vote(s)
    27.7%
  5. Spector ns 5 xl

    29 vote(s)
    15.4%
  6. Other

    62 vote(s)
    33.0%
  1. the captain

    the captain

    Aug 31, 2002
    Tulsa,OK.
    need opinions. been playing 4 strings for well over 20yrs. and figure it's time to break down and try a 5. I want a good quality bass that will last forever and play and sound like a dream. after doing some study and by actual playing i've narrowed it down to some of the best ones out there. most of the music style i'm involved with is blues and lite rock such as jackson browne , fogelberg, eagles type of stuff . no slapping. not yet anyway. so lets take a poll and tell me what you think. lakland 55-94 deluxe? roscoe lg3005? roscoe skb3005? jerzy drozd mastrey V? spector ns5xl? Thanks
     
  2. fadlan bassman

    fadlan bassman

    Oct 23, 2001
    Austin,Tx
    spector all the way baby!!!!!!!!! No really, I think they are great.
     
  3. phil_chew

    phil_chew

    Mar 22, 2000
    Asia
    For your style of music (which is like mine), you can't go wrong with the Lakland 55-94. I love mine.
     
  4. You might want to consider a Sadowsky. I play similar music, and the Sadowsky is the best I've ever used - it just works for everything.

    Good luck!
    Jeff
     
  5. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I prefer a Warwick Streamer Stage 1 5, or an Eshenbaugh 5. These are, of course, unbiased opinions! :p
     
  6. Pharmecopia

    Pharmecopia

    Jul 31, 2002
    im with chuck, i like warwicks :D
     
  7. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Stingray 5. I'm in a blues swing band and the sr5 has huge tone and it really cuts through the mix
     
  8. fcoda

    fcoda

    Jan 23, 2002
    Nanuet,NY
    The MM5 does it for me
     
  9. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    I'm with fadlan bassman - get a Spector!
     
  10. dveeus1

    dveeus1

    Jan 7, 2001
    DFW, Texas
    Roscoe

    The B string from hell. In fact, you can buy mine. I'm gonna get a new Roscoe Fretless
     
  11. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    For traditional tunes such as you mentioned I would strongly suggest Sadowsky, MTD, Lull (vintage models), Fender (Roscoe Beck Signature V).
     
  12. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    MusicMan StingRay5!!!!!!!
     
  13. ldiezman

    ldiezman

    Jul 11, 2001
    Nashville
    ELRICK



    I'm sorry.. I know I say it too much... I'll stop...














    Elrick..

    sorry last time.. honest ;)
     
  14. Acepiloto

    Acepiloto

    Aug 25, 2000
    Another vote for the Ray 5.

    True, I mostly play harder rock, but I bring my Ray to some blues jams, pull down the treble a bit and it plays like a dream.
     
  15. Acepiloto

    Acepiloto

    Aug 25, 2000
    Another vote for the Ray 5.

    True, I mostly play harder rock, but I bring my Ray to some blues jams, pull down the treble a bit and it plays like a dream.
     
  16. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I've gotta go with my two favs:

    MTD 535
    F Bass BN5 or Studio

    also, the one that I don't have yet... Sadowsky.
     
  17. Scott Green

    Scott Green

    Sep 16, 2001
    For the music you are doing, I think the Lakland would be a great choice. One of mine is a 55-94 and it works great for rock, blues, country, pretty much everything
     
  18. Ditto. :cool: