still confused about 5 strings!!!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Si-bob, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. Si-bob


    Jun 30, 2001
    High Wycombe, UK
    Cranborne Audio
    i'm still kinda undecided :)
    i'v kinda narrowed it down, an MTD kingston, (but i'm sorta lookin fer active electronics simply fer someting different from what i already have)
    Ibanez BTB, cos of the looks and the indivdual saddle bridge, and maybe a Yamaha RBX 765.

    i know i'm making a big thing of it, but i'm a student and so would be the last bass fer a while and kinda an investment, so i wanna make the right choice

  2. Geoff St. Germaine

    Geoff St. Germaine Commercial User

    Aug 31, 2001
    Halifax, Canada
    Owner - St. Germaine Guitars
    Have you tried all the basses? If so, you can probably say yourself which bass is the best sounding/playing for you. All things being equal (how much you like it, price), I would go with the MTD as the name likely has a higher resale value than many other basses.
    Oh, don't forget scale length and the B, I made the mistake of not being choosy enough when I bought my first fiver, and it was a 34" scale MIA Jazz V. I grew to regret it and wound up trading it up and getting something with a tighter, and better sounding B. If yoiu don't like the B you won't use it and then you might as well have bought a 4.

  3. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Go MTD. A lot of people here attest to the fact that they are worth more than some basses that cost upwards of $2000. IMHO, go MTD Kingston, in black with a Black, there goes my G.A.S. again...:)
  4. Muttluk

    Muttluk Guest

    Jan 19, 2000
    Oakland, California
    if you want actives in the mtd, i'm pretty sure that Bartolini makes 2 pot pre-amps, (1 vol, 1 stacked bass/treble), so that you wouldnt have to do any routing, and i've heard that there is more than enough space in the cavity to fit the pre-amp and battery.
  5. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    play them and you will know, I tells ya!!

    Ive been trying to decide between P Bass and stingray for months. Just reading was not helping me decide. I had to go to the music store to decide that it was a stingray that I wanted after all. The trick is playing the basses and finding out which one is right for you. Its very easy to decide.