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Rec's: mid-price 5-string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Piobaire, Jan 22, 2003.

  1. Piobaire


    Jan 8, 2003
    When I was in my bass playing heyday 12+ years ago, 5-string basses were unheard of (at least to me). Since I picked bass up again a while back, I've been interested in getting a 5er. Most guitar shops 'recommend' what they sell of course, so I thought I would open it up here...and I'm sure it's been covered before but I think it's good to refresh a topic occassionally rather revisiting old posts.

    I would *like* to stay around $500-$600. I can afford more but my wife is liable to strip me of my manhood if I go much higher....I have had a few recommendations for Ibanez models....

  2. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    MTD Kingston 5. The best 5 in your price range on the planet.
  3. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I have seen some lakland 55-01's going for that price on ebay...
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Heh, me three.
  6. jcadmus


    Apr 2, 2000
    You could probably pick up a used Carvin LB75 for around that.
  7. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I would agree with the other guys here.. Either an MTD Kingston Or a used lakland Skyline would be the best bass.. they are probably the best basses under $1000
  8. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    my vote goes out for the amazing Cort Artisan A5


    A5 Features include:

    Maple+ African wenge thru-neck
    Figured maple body
    Bartolini MK1 pickups & MK1 EQ
    Active/Passive push-pull switch
    Fortress bridge
  9. Blues Bass 2

    Blues Bass 2 Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    Davenport Iowa
    Another vote for the Kingston.I had one and it played great and sounded very good.Only got rid of it to finance a bass twice as expensive.

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