Which 5 string neck do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GreyBeard, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Fender Jazz

    11 vote(s)
  2. MusicMan SR-5

    21 vote(s)
  3. Lakland

    18 vote(s)
  4. Other

    30 vote(s)
  1. I've pretty much settled on the SR-5 type neck, 1 3/4" at the nut with 11/16" string spacing. I've tried bigger 5 string necks but my wrist just gets too sore. What do you like
  2. seakamp


    Jun 30, 2005
  3. Tony G

    Tony G Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    I really like asymetrical necks for 5 strings or more. Or are you just talking about string spacing? If that is the case, I like a relatively tight spacing on my 5's, about 16-17mm
  4. Spector Euro 5 LX neck is my favorite and that's why I bought one of those basses. :)

    Paul Mac
  5. BadB


    May 25, 2005
    Fender all the way.
  6. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    Carvin Bunny Brunnel. 19 MM, Asymetrical, very flat front to back.
  7. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    You forgot to put "Dingwall" up there. I have yet to meet a neck that I like more than theirs.

    For parallel fretted basses the Lakland beats the SR5 by a nose for my favorite. Very special mention to Steinberger, Fender, and Modulus though.
  8. I've never had a chance to play a Dingwall or I would have probably put it up their. I left out companies that make more than one 5 string neck like Ibanez or Peavey. G&L is about the same as a SR5 (I think)
  9. mobax


    Dec 31, 2002
    New Baltimore, MI
    Other. I've owned all three basses listed and prefer my Warwicks (Thumb & Streamer Stage II) to all three.
  10. Dan Knowlton

    Dan Knowlton Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes the tree Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2000
    Palm Coast, FL
    Of the ones you have listed - absolutely the Lakland. Of my 5-strings, the wide/flat/thin neck on my Ken Lawrence Brase 5, followed by the rounded neck on my Sadowsky 5, followed by the slightly chunkier neck on the Alleva Coppolo LG-5. The differences between the Sadowsky and the AC are small. I do find my whole way of playing changes when I shift from either of those to the Brase.

    The only way to be sure of which is best is to try them.

    Dan K.
  11. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    I voted other. But Lakland and Sadowsky are DAMN close IMO.
    The 34" scale Laklands feel exactly like a Sadowsky IMO.

    I'm really digging the Groove Shoppe 5 (GS5) neck right now.
  12. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger

    Sep 22, 2005
  13. jwbassman

    jwbassman Supporting Member

    Aug 9, 2006
    MTD 535 and Pedulla ET5 Thunder Bass have sweets necks
  14. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    New Mexico
    Lakland, hands down. If I have to play a 5er, I want a Lakland. (55 series, that is!)
  15. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Regardless of brand, I prefer 1-7/8" nut width (Lakland is close at 1-13/16"). I also prefer 3" width at 12th fret... actually, the important thing is 3/4" (19mm) string spacing at the bridge.

    Music Man fivers have a nice neck profile, but width is 1-3/4" at the nut and string spacing at the bridge is 5/8"... too narrow at both ends for me. And that's a shame, because I love the Music Man tone.

    My favorite five-string necks, in order:
    1. MTD 535
    2t. Sadowsky P5
    2t. Fender RB5
    4. Benavente 51-5
  16. dveeus1


    Jan 7, 2001
    DFW, Texas
    Pre Gibson Tobias
    Roscoe necks aint bad either
  17. Reverend ;)
  18. 12bass


    Jan 2, 2003
    Victoria, Canada
    Pedulla's 17.5 mm string-spacing neck is very nice, IMO.
  19. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    My personal favorite is my Mike Lull M5V's neck.

    I also like,-in no particular order:
    EB/MM SR-5
  20. dunamis


    Aug 2, 2004
    Zon w/17mm spacing.

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