Roscoe Beck Bass V

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassGreaser, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I'm looking at getting another 5er to add to my other...I like the style of this bass, and I like the passive controls. But, how do they sound, play, and how tight is the B string? Anyone, care to share what they know about this bass:D
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    A search will yield more than an evening's reading on the RB5. It sounds bitchen, the B is tight if you put the right strings on it, and many on this board consider it the best bass Fender ever built ... five-string, anyway. It may or may not be.
  3. I did a search and there were 438 threads on this topic.

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  4. sincity


    Oct 16, 2002
    Hey Munjibunga,

    What strings do you use to give the RB5 a tight B?

    I currently use DR Long Necks which I think are similar to the Hi Beams. My B string is pretty tight, but I would not mind trying a different string if I could tighten the B up even more.