Show me your favorite Retro 5 Strings!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by phillipkregg, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. phillipkregg

    phillipkregg Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I'm looking for 5 string basses that have a killer Retro or Vintage vibe to them.

    For example, Sandberg can make an awesome relic'd P bass:


    And Serek Basses has its own thing going with this cool 5 stringer:


    What are some other examples that you've seen?
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  2. groovin_bassman

    groovin_bassman Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Franklin, Ohio
    Bluesman Vintage Eldorado V FBAF0EF9-908F-4722-9130-2C2C74576D64.jpeg

    Moollon Classic J-5
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  3. HaphAsSard


    Dec 1, 2013
    For some reason, as in: beside them not actually existing in days of yore, 5-string Js don't exactly scream "vintage" to me.

    As already posted elsetimes
    [ Classic look 5 string basses? ]
    My standard answer is Gibson five-string EB bass (2013-2014 versions):
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    Alternatively, the Ibanez Artcore hollow-body AGB205 (it's short-scale, mind you, but it takes long-scale strings, and comes with suitably heavy gauge ones):
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    [The AGBV205A is even more-vintage looking.]

    Or, if you can find it, the original fiver, the Fender Bass V:
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    To the above we could add the new Rickenbacker 4003s/5, if its Dorito pickups don't bother you.
    [There has to be an unwritten law forbidding horizontal depiction of this bass. Here's a non-vertical one that must have slipped through the Hall cracks, with Al Cisneros holding one
    in playing position, but still more upwardly than most folks hold their axes...]
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