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Post  DavidM96 Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:05 pm

Pics!!!

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and now i just realized i took way too many pics Very Happy
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Post  lololiet Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:14 pm

Indeed you did, It's a very nice looking bass nevertheless(even though it has one string too many..)
sunburst's always good!
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Post  DavidM96 Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:18 pm

one string to many? 5 is the magic number you know Very Happy
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Post  lololiet Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:29 pm

Nah it isn't. A 5th string tends to add very little and spoil the looks of an instrument completely, though not really that bad with yours.
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Post  Pippynip Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:53 pm

My bass' looks aren't spoiled at all. In fact I prefer the SR305's look to the SR300. There are certain basses I wouldn't put 5 strings on though, like a Thunderbird. That'd look awful. (edit: googled it. yep, awful.)

BTW nice bass David Very Happy

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Post  MetalJacob Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:05 pm

Looks very nice, David.

Also, Pippy, I was thinking a 5 string Thunderbird would be cool to have.
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Post  Pippynip Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:16 am

I hope that your usage of the past tense is the most significant part of that sentence Razz

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Post  MetalJacob Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:01 am

As long as the neck wasn't huge and I could put a thinner one on it like an Ibanez or something (If that's possible) then I think it'd be awesome.
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Post  Pippynip Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:06 am

I dunno, putting 5 strings on a Thunderbird seems to me like putting a spoiler on a Ferrari 458 Italia.

edit: which, if you think about it, is almost exactly what lololiet said...

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Post  DavidM96 Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:47 pm

does anyone know how to get more tension on the strings without changing from standard tuning?
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Post  lololiet Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:14 pm

DavidM96 wrote:does anyone know how to get more tension on the strings without changing from standard tuning?

Hehe, floppy 5th string?
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Post  Pippynip Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:42 pm

I have no idea. No doubt DubHertz will know though Razz

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Post  DubHertz Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:03 pm

Heavier guage strings or flatwounds
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Post  danthewelshy Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:58 am

Tidy. I'm thinking of selling nearly all my basses to get a high end/custom jazz 5 string. Not fender though, they don't have beefy B strings if you get me. It has to be something extremely growly and in your face. Mike Lull etc..
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Post  maxf13 Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:52 pm

Sandberg makes some nice custom jazz basses i think.
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Post  Some freaky guy Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:14 pm

maxf13 wrote:Sandberg makes some nice custom jazz basses i think.

My neighbour/classmate's surname is Sandberg.

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Post  DavidM96 Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:12 pm

i know its a bit early to think about it but I think im gonna get a four string P bass for my next bass, i realized i dont use the fifth string much but then ill have a good four string and a good five string.

Dont even think about saying "I told you so" lololiet Evil or Very Mad
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Post  Pippynip Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:20 pm

I use mine all the time. Even if I didn't use it all the time I'd still get 5 string basses (I'd probably set them up as 4 string basses though, like Dman does/did) because I love the strings being closer together.

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Post  lololiet Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:37 pm

David, I told you so... Very Happy

But I personally just don't really see the appeal in a 5 string, But I'd also say: get the bass you like the most/think is the best, regardless of how many strings it has. Two good basses are two good basses,regardless of whether they're one 4string & one 5string, two 5strings, two 4strings ore even one 4string and one 12-string(yes, there are 12-string basses, and I want one)
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Post  DavidM96 Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:24 pm

lololiet wrote:David, I told you so... Very Happy

But I personally just don't really see the appeal in a 5 string, But I'd also say: get the bass you like the most/think is the best, regardless of how many strings it has. Two good basses are two good basses,regardless of whether they're one 4string & one 5string, two 5strings, two 4strings ore even one 4string and one 12-string(yes, there are 12-string basses, and I want one)

well i play punk with a pick alot so the fifth string gets in the way sometimes, if i get a 4 string i can play punk easily and i can use the five string for other stuff that uses a five.
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Post  MetalJacob Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:12 am

I use my fifth string for punk rock. afro
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Post  Some freaky guy Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:16 pm

I'd like having a 5 string just so I could play drop D stuff without retuning, and so I could have an alternative to the open A. I tend to try not to play opens for some reason, I don't even know why. I just like the rounder sound of the fifth fret of a thicker string, I think.
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Post  Davo 112233 Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:26 am

Well I picked up a new bass yesterday, being a 1982 Fender Jazz Bass '62 Fullerton Reissue USA, needs a bit of work, replacing pickguard, bridge etc, and the previous owner changed the neck to be fretless (which is so cool), will upload pics when finsihed
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Post  Pippynip Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:36 am

How much did that set you back?

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Post  Davo 112233 Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:03 am

$1000 NZD about 750 quid

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