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Wide Spacing

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by terrelli721, May 3, 2006.


  1. terrelli721

    terrelli721

    Mar 19, 2006
    Indianapolis
    I'm looking on picking up a five string and really enjoyed the Tune twb53 as well as the wide spaced warrick streamer (ouch). I was curious if anyone can recommend a nice production model bass with .19 finger spacing or higher. Thanks
     
  2. BadB

    BadB

    May 25, 2005
    AZ, USA
    Fender Am. Jazz V. It's wide at the nut, too. Feels natural.
     
  3. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI

    Sadowsky 5. 19m and 1 and 7/8ths at the nut, standard

    Rob
     
  4. terrelli721

    terrelli721

    Mar 19, 2006
    Indianapolis
    thanks guys. How wide is that fender???
     
  5. BadB

    BadB

    May 25, 2005
    AZ, USA
    19 mm at the bridge, 47.6 mm at the nut. I think that's about 1 7/8". It's not crowded in the first position at all.
     
  6. I think the Carvin 5 string asymetrical neck is 19 mm at the bridge. It's a nice neck!
     
  7. ibz

    ibz

    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Be careful though, a lot of the Carvin 5s and 6s have 17mm spacing.
     
  8. The old DeArmond Pilot fivers actually have 20 mm spacing at the bridge.

    These are no longer made but were pretty darned good basses and can be had for around $200-$400 -- an excellent buy. (Be advised that they are 35" scale)

    Here's one on EBay right now ...

    97_1.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7411487306
     
  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member


    Yeah it was to tight for me , I like the Sadowsky 5 string spacing at 19mm.
     
  10. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Pedulla Rapture 5'ers can be made in either 17mm or 19mm spacing.
     
  11. lug

    lug

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx

    The Bunny Brunnel Model is wide by default, the LB75 has to be special ordered that way. I have the BB, it is a DREAM to play on.
     
  12. He did say PRODUCTION MODEL. Implying that a Warwick SS is too expensive. So I am sure that a Sad would be way more than his price range. And a little over priced IMHO..

    Yamaha is by far your best bet. The BB models sound great, have the wide spacing, affordable, and look cool to me. I've played them and they are very underrated. Carvin LB5s are for the most part, 19mm. Actually you didn't totally specify if you meant nut or bridge spacing.
     
  13. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    Yamaha or Ibanez BTB
     
  14. Dang. Someone should really pick that one up. I have the 4-string version and love it. Still my main 4-string bass. :)
     
  15. billbern

    billbern

    Sep 11, 2004
    Daytona Beach, Fl
    Endorsing: Inearz In-ear Monitors
    Lakland skylines 55-01,55-02, JO5, all 3/4 inch
    Bill
     
  16. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I believe my Yamaha TRB has 19mm spacing!
     
  17. warnan

    warnan

    Mar 1, 2004
    Shanghai,China
    aram has a wide string spacing.i believe they have 20mm string spacing at bridge.my tune twb6 is 18mm.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. terrelli721

    terrelli721

    Mar 19, 2006
    Indianapolis
    These are all great suggestions. Has anyone on here played the Tune twb53. What spacing does it have.
     
  19. warnan

    warnan

    Mar 1, 2004
    Shanghai,China
    18mm
     
  20. terrelli721

    terrelli721

    Mar 19, 2006
    Indianapolis
    Thanks. Are there any reasonably priced warwicks as well that will have wider spacing.
     

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