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

  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Microsoft Product Designer
    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.