Re: cheap 5 string?

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Posted by MINSTREL on September 19, 2000 at 07:00:47:

In Reply to: cheap 5 string? posted by Killroy on September 03, 2000 at 17:00:10:

: Hi.

: I would like to hear what you think is a good but cheap 5 string.

: I allready have a really good...and for me, very expensive 4 string bass which I am very happy with and I'm not trading it in for a new one, but I found myself on rare occation in need of that extra low string, so now I'm thinking about buying a 5 string just for those couple of tunes.

: Now... since we're talking about maybe 5-10 tunes, I don't want to waste that much money on the bass. So... since I never have owned a 5-string I don't know which is good or bad. So anyone have any suggestion on what to look into?
: Make and model.

: Oh, and if you know of a 5-string that isn't cheap, but still not expencive, you can yell aswell, since I got high standards and sometimes my wallet suffers for that, but just so I know when I go looking what that walletkiller is like hehe

i was in the same situation as you until last week. after much legwork it came down to 2 basses. the ibanez sdgr 5 string (not active) and the ashton ab1105
(active) both were around $650 australian. i chose the ashton, features are active pickups, full 1 piece neck through body, great woodgrain finish and it rocks. my 4 string is a yamaha 760a and the ashton is so close to having as good a sound as the yamaha you can barely pick it. i did a deal with a hardcase
strap, lead, and stand for $700 australian and i'm stoked. check it out before you make your decision.

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