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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by PasdaBeer, Dec 13, 2004.
its all in the title, i need some ideas for a 4 string-just- became- a- 5 -string project
Something like an MTD Kingston, Lakland 55-94, Fender Roscoe Beck 5, or a Warwick Streamer Stage I..., etc... 19mm string spacing, assymetrical neck profile (sometimes).
A 2.25" fivoid would roughly match my 4 string preference of 1.75".
As someone who grew up on a 4-string and later switching over to a 5-string, I need wider spacing on the 5's and I do prefer an asymmetrical neck. 18-19 mm string spacing works great for me and I am not comfortable at all with 17mm. In case you don't know, 19mm spacing is standard for the 4-string basses so you may or may not have a hard time adjusting to narrower spacing.
The neck on my F Bass BN 5 is my favorite with my Roscoe LG 3005 being very nice too but in a different way.
The nut on my Squier Precision Special 5 is just over 2 in. That's a pretty wide neck for a 5....it's the same as my Ibanez SR406 6 string.
Nut width of 1-7/8" (minimum)
String spacing at the bridge of 3/4" (19mm)
2nd that! When I specc'd out my Stambaugh, I settled on 2 1/8" at the nut, 3" at the 24th fret, and 19mm spacing at the bridge.
.... Its PERFECT!!!
I second-1 7/8- 19mm.
Also warwick 20mm. wide neck is great too.
i was thinkin 2 1/8th at the nut also, 19mm spacing.
i figured i have a really nice maple birdseye fingerboard, and a couple extra strips of purpleheart, might as well make it a 5 string.
now for pick ups....there goes my lindy frailin P pup : /
must find suitible replacment idea!
Warwick Broadneck option (19mm).
you can get all of their bolt ons with this option or if you got the dough you can get yourself a nice Streamer Stage I which is a neck through with a neck that has these specs.
air, im done buying basses for a while, i have 3 im building at the moment, 4 string fretless, 6 string jazz, and a 5 string fretted.
2-1/8" at the nut sounds very cool. I'd love to try one!
I own a Warwick Streamer Stage I. I usually prefer bolt-ons, but this has good punch for a neck-thru. I definitely prefer 20mm spacing to 17mm. Heck, I have to say that I like 20mm as much as 19mm (not that there's a big diff).
Actually I don't like wide spacing - makes the reach too far on a 6. I got used to 17-17,5 mm, I can even slap on it. Whatever works for you.