What if I had $2,500 to spend on a nice 5-string

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Muzique Fann, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    Let's pretend here - help me spend my Monopoly money. What's the best bang for your buck in this range? Nothing too radical - I'm thinking along the lines of:

    MTD 535 - used
    Benavente Vintage Vortex - used, or can one be built for this much?
    Marleaux Consat Custom - used (dreaming here)

    Those are really the only basses I could justify spending that much money on (and they're still used!) - any other good ideas?

    BTW - I'd have to sell my Q5 and save lots of money ;)
  2. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Get a jorb :p
  3. Depending on the model, a Nordstrand might fit in that price range and would be well worth it.
  4. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
  5. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Out of my mind, back in 5 minutes! Supporting Member

    I'd go for a F-Bass or a MTD. I'd reccomend a Ken Lawrence Brase but those are a bit more than $2500, if you could find one. If you want to save a bit of the money, a Lakland 55-94 would be good also.

    BTW - I am only recommending basses I own/have owned - I only buy what I really like!

    Dan K. :p
  6. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
  7. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
  8. Modulus new I would guess. Great bass.

    Or the one in my sig alot cheaper. :bag:
  9. 6-3-2


    Sep 20, 2003
    Zon, f'ing amazing bass. I just hot a new bass, and it's smoking, but I still want a Zon, sick cycle.
  10. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    I would save up 200 more and Buy Progzilla's (Mark Beem's) Conklin Hollow Body 7 string, Custom bass, at $2700.

    If you are thinking of going into a real EXTENDED range bass, This would be the one IMHO, it is at a Cheap price, and is a Custom Conklin...
  11. MascisMan


    Nov 21, 2003
    Dallas, Tx
  12. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I'd buy a StingRay-5 and send the remaining money to my dear friend, Art Poon. :D

    Seriously, there are so many great 5-strings that would easily fall into the $2500.00 range. Some will be quite a bit less if you watch the used market. One of my favorites is the Modulus Q-5. There are a couple up for bid on ebay as we speak..er, type.

  13. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    Oop's I did'nt see you already have a Q-5! I'd probably go with the MTD-535 too.

    Or I'd gather up a lot more monopoly bucks and buy an Alembic Series-II, in the Europa body style.

    Now we're talking!
  14. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

  15. any of these:


    hey slugworth!!! where are you in OC?!?!?! i'm in east orange.

  16. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    A used, but not abused Pedulla Thunderbass falls into this range.
  17. I'll second that. Pete could make you a wicked 5-string for $2500.

    - Dave
  18. if you don't go too nutty on the wood options (fancy tops and very exotic woods) you could get a very nice custom made bass from many awesome builders.

    Nordstrand and Benavente come to mind :D
  19. bassturtle


    Apr 9, 2004
    I'd look at the Ken Lawrence Associates. I think the 5s are in your price range. He's a great guy who makes a killer bass.