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What 5 string bass has the best feeling/playing neck?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by datsaxguy, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. datsaxguy


    Oct 28, 2008
    Marcus Miller 5 hands down, not even a contest but I have not been playing that long and I'm sure you guys have some other suggestions.

    (I guess the original question should have read, What 5 string bass has the best feeling/playing neck (To YOU)?
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Everybody has different size and shape of hands, different playing technique, and different preferences.

    I'd say the best one is my Jackson Concert V Pro, but nobody would believe me. :)
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I don't like many 5ers, but I could play the a lakland 55-02 till the cows come home.
  4. jackall237


    Aug 5, 2007
    Someone's going to say it, so I'll say it for them..
    SX, by a long shot...
  5. Lakland for me, with the old Tobias asymmetrical in a fairly distant second. Everybody's mileage may vary....
  6. ubado


    Mar 7, 2007
    It all depends on what type of bass ... Custom, Boutique, or Mainstream (ie. Fender, Peavey, Ibanez)?

    IMO ...

    Custom: Garz (the most comfortable necks I've ever played)
    Boutique: Elrick, Pedulla Rapture
    Mainstream: Peavey TL and Cirrus series basses
  7. gre107


    Dec 25, 2005
    Fodera Monarch!
    I'm biased though but in my opinion it's the truth!

  8. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    My Nordy vJ5 has one of, if not the best 5 string neck I've ever played.
  9. lposavad

    lposavad Supporting Member

    What Bongo said.
    For me, it's F-Bass, Kinal, or Dingwall. I've even had a couple nice Carvins...
    Never was fussy about the Fender fivers.
  10. serein2j


    May 25, 2008
    Austin, TX
    My Roscoe
  11. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sarcasm: Just ONE of the many services I offer! Supporting Member

    It is obviously the:

    Don't y'all know ANYTHING?

    Dan K.
  12. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu ! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    Bongo, Zon Sonus, Lakland 55-94
  13. I'm sure he was being facetious, and SX's take a lot of crap from people on these forums, but I love my SX 5'er. Not saying it's better than everything out there, not saying it's worse, but it fits my hands well. Considering the complete subjectivity of this question, that's my final answer and I'm sticking to it.
  14. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Marietta, Ga
    The neck on my Cliff Bordwell Perfomance 5 was one of my favorites. The neck on my Skyline DJ5 is pretty nice too, but entirely different.
  15. Craig_S

    Craig_S Banned

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    The best feeling 5er neck I've played is a Lakland. I still love my SR5. Though the neck is a bit chunky, I still like the feel of it. The string spacing is a bit on the narrow side.
  16. My Nordy vJ5 is my favorite neck to date! ;)

  17. lug


    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Carvin Bunny Brunel model BB75. 19mm at the bridge but thin front to back with an asymmetrical cut (thinner on the G string side). Best feeling 5'er neck for me.
  18. mulletpbass


    Oct 21, 2008
    I'd say Ibabez
  19. gre107


    Dec 25, 2005
  20. I'm split. I love Pete Skjold's necks. He's got this way of finishing a neck that just seems perfect to me. Also, Lakland has a great shape. The 55-94's are hard to beat. I also love the way Nino shaped my Valenti J5. So smooth and extremely playable. It's a toss up but Skjold beats them out by a nose IMO.