SUGGESTIONS GUYS :) CORT A5 or B5??? what do you think?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ysnalor, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. ysnalor


    Apr 17, 2012
    i wanna buy a new 5 stringed bass, can you guys help me to decide if i would buy a cort a5 or a b5 ? can you please tell also the difference between them :) THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP :)
  2. GreenXero


    Mar 23, 2012
    Seoul, Korea
    I am still a bit new to playing the bass, so my opinion may not be worth a lot, but I own the B5 and really like it. It replaced a Cort C4H that was a starter bass that I could get cheap. The B5 has really low action and is easy to play. I went with Cort, because I currently live in Korea and they are priced well and good bang for the buck.

    The difference between the two models:
    B5 is a bolt on neck
    A5 is neck through

    Other than the neck they are the same.
  3. Khazamula


    Jun 26, 2018
    Hi ysnalor.Just to share my view on the two instruments
    1. Similairies -
    - They are alll high ends of Cort as the Artisan or Professional basses
    - They all has the Bartilini MK1 pick ups
    - The B5 plus has also the Bartilini Preamp but the standard 1 uses the Markbass preamp
    - They all use Hipshot tuning machine and the bridge
    2. Differences
    - The A5 is a neck-thru while the B5 is a bolt on
    - A5 is heavier than the B5
    - They also locks different in their buuild the A5 is a great beauty and unique
    - While the B5 looks similar to the Action DLX VAS which is not considered a professional bass.
    Finally if money allows you take the A5 is a beast in all angles and you can't resist its sound and the super sustain that comes from the neck-thru