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Very Good 5 strings?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Systemofadowner, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. Systemofadowner


    Feb 24, 2002
    Name them all..(non warwick) it's researching time.
  2. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    Elrick Gold Standard 5.

    This should actually be listed under "Incredible 5 Strings."
  3. Dingwall Afterburner 5
    Dingwall Prima 5
    Dingwall Zebra 5
  4. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    I like my 5 string, Godin BG5:)
  5. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Music Man StingRay 5.
  6. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    You win.
  7. Nuttboy311


    May 30, 2002
    Schecter Stilleto Elite 5. Its not an ultra high-end bass, but I love it and it is loaded for the money (EMG's, gold hardware, active pick-ups, neck-through, amazing quilted top, S-tek bridge).
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Sadowsky 24 fret 5
    Sadowsky Vintage 5
    Sadowsky Standard 5
  9. mostho


    Aug 23, 2002
    I suggest my honest and reliable G&L L-2500...

  10. shakeyeraz


    Aug 25, 2002
    A lot depends upon the music you play, of course. I'm also looking now for a 5 and have been very impressed with Alembic basses. Good, clean sound, nice B string. My favorite that I've played and am now looking for is a Rogue 5 (pre-owned).
  11. dancinDave

    dancinDave Guest

    Apr 15, 2001
    Rochester, NY. USA
    Modulus Quantum 5...mine is the best sounding bass I've ever owned, bar none. Of course, this is just my opinion. The graphite is what I love about it. YMMV...
    <smiles> dD
  12. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Rick Turner
    Rob Allen
    all very good and very different. The list is endless. Perhaps you can narrow the search down a bit by giving us some info on price range, music style, preferences etc?

    Here's one long page of manufacturers...
  13. Systemofadowner


    Feb 24, 2002
    Dude those elrick basses were the ugliest things i've ever seen. Anyways heres my musical taste. Bands like, Metallica, Slayer, Sabbath, Pantera, Dreamtheater, etc(i hate system of a down)
  14. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Hmm. Sorry, haven't a clue what's good for that music.
  15. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    Modulus and Zon come to mind for a contemporary kind of vibe.

    Sadowsky jazz basses seem to be the bomb for the traditional jazz tone. Although, would say that a Pedulla Rapture J2 is a decently close second for a lot less money.

    The MTDs that I have played have been very nice.

    Depends on what you want and the kind of loot you want to drop.

    For the music you mentioned, I wouldn't worry about it too much as along as it is pointy. :)

  16. JOME77


    Aug 18, 2002
    ROSCOE!!! :D
  17. Fender Roscoe Beck 5 String. Get one, have it set up professionally, and you'll have one of the best passive 5's out there.
  18. ROSCOE
  19. BlacksHole


    Mar 22, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Pedulla MVP.
  20. mjw


    Jun 12, 2001
    Spring, TX USA
    MTD 535! :)

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