#1
Hey guys, i've been looking into getting a 5 string bass i tried out an ibanez btb205 and it was real nice and priced around £250-280 which is around my budget.

Just wondering what other 5 stringed basses you would recommend that are as good or better quality in my budget.

Also any song recommendations for playing on a 5 string, i'm open to any genre but mostly play rock/metal/funk songs.

thank you
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#4
Peavey Millennium 5 ACBXP- it's active, lovely quilted maple top and is an absolute workhorse. Hell, it still sees action even though I got myself my dream Warwick.

Instead of looking for 5 string specific songs, just look for songs you like, and try to group the notes closer together on the fretboard- for example, if you're playing around the 7th fret on the E but then need to move down to the 2nd fret... don't bother. Just play the 7th fret on the low B, it's the same note.
#5
Quote by Deliriumbassist

Instead of looking for 5 string specific songs, just look for songs you like, and try to group the notes closer together on the fretboard- for example, if you're playing around the 7th fret on the E but then need to move down to the 2nd fret... don't bother. Just play the 7th fret on the low B, it's the same note.

+1

But I'd recommend an Ibanez, a BTB seems a good choice, though if you're willing to use .145 gauge or similar ridiculous sizes, an SR gives you nice features.

Ibanez SR506BM
Ashdown Little Giant 1000w
Peavey TVX 115+410
A big ass upright

#8
If your into Prog Metal at all Dream Theater has a few songs on a 5er, The Dark Eternal Night is the first one that comes to my mind.

I prefer an SR over the BTB (just because of the looks) but the BTB is a solid bass.
#9
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primus has a few songs on five string bass


His name is Les Claypool and he has more than a few songs on a five string man. Still good stuff.whats your fav song bro?
#10
Quote by m4l666
+1

But I'd recommend an Ibanez, a BTB seems a good choice, though if you're willing to use .145 gauge or similar ridiculous sizes, an SR gives you nice features.


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Les never had a five stringer, he just has four bangers and sixers.


He has a 5 string electro-acoustic upright.
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#14
fairly sure it's one of these...

I'll try and find a video

EDIT: can't find a video, but I found a pic.
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#15
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Peavey Millennium 5 ACBXP- it's active, lovely quilted maple top and is an absolute workhorse. Hell, it still sees action even though I got myself my dream Warwick.

Instead of looking for 5 string specific songs, just look for songs you like, and try to group the notes closer together on the fretboard- for example, if you're playing around the 7th fret on the E but then need to move down to the 2nd fret... don't bother. Just play the 7th fret on the low B, it's the same note.

I just got one earlier today, except mine this passive version. Great bass for the price.
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jazz bass.

t-bird is muddy inversatile, and reminds me of emo chicks.

Current rig: Peavey Millennium 5 - Drive B15

To buy: Ampeg BA112 or BA115