Revisit this: What 5-ers have SR5 neck dimensions?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Zapp, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Zapp


    Sep 4, 2005
    Gruene Texas
    I sorta accidentally stirred this discussion awhile back on a different thread/subject: my left hand loves the Stingray 5 neck [I prefer to play 4 but sometimes others overrule me]... I currently only have a VMJ 5 string and just do not warm up to the neck profile on that one so I'm on the prowl.

    what other basses, preferably a J-type, have the same neck width and shape as the stingray 5? I was told I could get that on a Sadowsky NYC but if I heard another candidate I don't recall it - short of just going custom.


    I'm not opposed to the Stingray but have had a sterling 4 and never really got the tone I like so sold it and that experience is stuck in my inner ear....
  2. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005
    IME, Ibanez sr Series 5ers are pretty close, just a tiny bit smaller - but not by much... Schecter 5ers are too, except they're 35" scale instead of 34" scale like the EBMMs...

    - georgestrings
  3. I think Ibanez and Carvin are close to each other in neck feel, this from owning one of each simultaneously. Both necks are thinner than the EBMMSR5.
  4. Zapp


    Sep 4, 2005
    Gruene Texas
    i've played that ibby mahogany 5 string that is so ubiquitous and it doesn't feel like the stingray 5 to me.

    one of the sadowsky's, i think the american made one, has that dimension as an option, so I hear. but not the metro
  5. rake


    May 4, 2004
    You could also do a parts bass using a Moses SR5 neck.
  6. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Milwaukee, WI
    G&L's have the same nut width and string spacing as the SR5, but the tributes have a little thicker neck. I think the newer USA G&L's have slimmer necks than the tributes and older USA models.

    For a while Pedullas could be ordered with a 1.75" nut + 17.5mm spacing or a wider spacing.

    Zon's have a slim neck, little bit wider nut and 17mm spacing on most basses.

    I'm in the same boat as you - I love how the SR5 feels but don't like how it sounds. Honestly, it's a pain in the ass to try to find something that fits like an SR5 but isn't an SR5, which is why I started getting Stambaughs.