#1
I'm joining this band and they're wanting to do an Amon Amarth cover so I need a 5 string. I was planning on getting a second bass since my starter is incapacitated and I've always wanted the extra room of a 5 string. My budget is in the 400$ area so I don't have the largest selection. I really don't want to tune my current bass down to B every band practice then back to Standard but if there's a good enough 4 string then I might consider keeping that in B.
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#2
I'm ordering a Traben Array 5 string right now $350, no bad reviews, and it looks metal as fVck. Try to find a place that sells them near you though, cuz they're on back order at Musician's Friend.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#3
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I'm ordering a Traben Array 5 string right now $350, no bad reviews, and it looks metal as fVck. Try to find a place that sells them near you though, cuz they're on back order at Musician's Friend.

I have seen one at the local Guitar Center...I wasn't sure since it seems like the bridge could be a cover up for a lack of quality, aiming for looks. I'll try one next time I'm there since it fits in my budget and will give me the proper tone.
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I have seen one at the local Guitar Center...I wasn't sure since it seems like the bridge could be a cover up for a lack of quality, aiming for looks. I'll try one next time I'm there since it fits in my budget and will give me the proper tone.

actually, it is a fine bass. I considered getting one before I found the sweet deal I got on my Schecter. look into used. those basses are very good in this economy. I saw a Warwick Corvette (bubinga standard) for 540 at a pawn shop. crazy good deal.
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I have seen one at the local Guitar Center...I wasn't sure since it seems like the bridge could be a cover up for a lack of quality, aiming for looks. I'll try one next time I'm there since it fits in my budget and will give me the proper tone.

Their expensive basses have those too. It's not so much for looks as it is for tone. Their motto is "Bigger bridge, bigger tone", and it's supposed to give it a unique resonance. They provide models with more traditional looking bridges, but they actually have more of the bridge unit inside the bass to maintain their "big bridge" tone.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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actually, it is a fine bass. I considered getting one before I found the sweet deal I got on my Schecter. look into used. those basses are very good in this economy. I saw a Warwick Corvette (bubinga standard) for 540 at a pawn shop. crazy good deal.

My main bass is a Stiletto Elite...Got it on sale for like 450 or 500, great buy. I'll consider it for sure if the bridge gives a good look and adds to tone. Any more suggestions?
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#7
Try to find a used Fender Mexican five string J.

And yes, it can do metal, as it can do anything else.
#8
Check out this little bizzitch
Peavy Grind 5-String
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#9
have a look at a LTD B55
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#10
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Try to find a used Fender Mexican five string J.

And yes, it can do metal, as it can do anything else.

I was looking for one of those before I needed a 5 string....I was planning on buying a MIM J Bass but a 4 string. The only used I've seen are on eBay and I just don't trust them. I've looked at reviews for the Grind bass and I wasn't satisfied, I'd definitely have to play one first. I only have guitar Center, no LTD's.
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#11
One really nice 5 string is the BC rich warlock Paolo signature, i think it might be over 400, but it pretty good, i think its closer to 600 though. Other than that try getting a traben, any 5 string traben will most likely be good.
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#12
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i played this one and i was unsatisfied, i just.... lacked is all. maybe think about getting an active 4-string that you can play in b, might have to d some searching for that price though
#13
If you can get ahold of $30 more, this should be fine.

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/ESP-LTD-D5-5String-Bass?sku=513747
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#14
I had this dilemma for my old band which we tuned to drop C.
tuning whenever i wasnt with them on rediculously thick strings for standard was a pain.

going to have to agree with your41plague12

Ltd's are a good route to take especially for metal.

just have a play around on some dude. find one that still sounds clear when your playing your low B. my mate owns a 5 string p bass copy that sounds muddy as hell on the b string
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#15
The Peavy BXP Grind Is a fine bass and only costs like 379.00.... it plays well, has a close neck so playing fast is easy, and is neck through which is often more expensive. that and if natural finish's will give you a boner well then youll get a boner.they sell it at most guitar centers, and it's worth a look.
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