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  1. #1


    Join Date: Apr 2015
    Location: Sweden
    ME: Warmoth Superstrat

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    I need a 5 string bass soon

    I'm tired of changing strings to BEAD on my 4-string Ibby every now and then when I need it so I think it's time to get myself a real fivestringer.

    Also, my Ibanez had problem with floppy B-string which should be an issue because of the scale, I guess.

    What you think about this? There's not a lot of information about them on the internet...
    https://www.thomann.de/se/jackson_cb...snow_white.htm


    Otherwise a Warmoth or something might be an idea but since I'm guitarplayer first hand and only use bass for recording I'm not sure how much money I wanna put into this. (EDIT: I noticed they only do 34 scale, except the Gecko necks... but they are also 5-piece laminates so i MIGHT think of getting a Gecko but I'm not 100% with the design visually)

    Oh and there's two requirements:

    1. It has to have active pickups (I could change it myself if needed)
    2. It has to be white with black hardware
    Last edited by Rocka_Rollas; 09-10-2016 at 04:07 PM.

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Glasgow - Scotland
    ME: Suhr M5
    MB: Squire Jazz
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    Squire vintage modified series are great value. Would need to change the pickups though

    https://www.gak.co.uk/en/squier-vint...FUo6GwodN5UEHg

    Whyd you need the low B? joining a brutal death metal band?

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    Join Date: Apr 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Squire vintage modified series are great value. Would need to change the pickups though

    https://www.gak.co.uk/en/squier-vint...FUo6GwodN5UEHg

    Whyd you need the low B? joining a brutal death metal band?
    Yeah but they are regular scale, right? Maybe need a thick B string to compensate.

    And no I'm not doing that the guitars doesn't need to be in B tuning.
    But having the bass being able to play lower than E is awesome.

    Listen to the bass on this track. Jens Becker rules!
    Last edited by Rocka_Rollas; 09-10-2016 at 05:53 PM.

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    they are regular scale but there are a million places online to get custom sets of strings

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    Join Date: Nov 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    they are regular scale but there are a million places online to get custom sets of strings
    The above comment may or may not be about Morbid Angel.

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    Join Date: Apr 2015
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    Btw yes I've definitely cheched that Squier bass out.

    But it has chrome hardware and I'm gay about these things... And then getting EMGs...
    And it has a maple fertboard... I want a rosewood fretboard so that would mean getting a Warmoth neck too.

    Nah, I dont think I would be 100% with that Squier when it comes to the details

    The Jackson in the OP however would probably only need a pickup change

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    I must admit I did wonder why I was bothering to suggest anything thats actually in production as it would not be built to your personal spec.

    Also that Squire comes with a rosewood board as well.

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    Join Date: Apr 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I must admit I did wonder why I was bothering to suggest anything thats actually in production as it would not be built to your personal spec.

    Also that Squire comes with a rosewood board as well.
    Well, that's the thing why I'm considering Warmoth but it's still a lot of money... But maybe worth it?!
    And yes I'm probably going with 34 scale and just geting a thicker B-string.

    Hmmm, I've never seen it. Can you post a link for it?

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