5 Strings Of My Past
It seems that I have a bit of an on again, off again relationship with the 5 string bass. In the past few years I have owned two. My first 5 string was an Ibanez, I don’t recall which model or what prompted me to buy it. It was black and had two humbucker pickups, like a Gibson Thunderbird. I actually really liked that bass, it had a nice deep tone and was easy to play. The B string sounded decent, but I never really new what to do with it and mostly used it as a thumb rest. Once the initial novelty wore off I ended up selling it. Some time later I was offered a Lakland Skyline 55-01 in trade for a Carvin Fretless I was selling. Lakland was not a brand I was familiar with at the time, and originally I declined the trade as I had no desire for a 5 string. As luck would have it, I didn’t get a whole lot offers for the Carvin so I decided to do a little research and see what Lakland was all about. Once I realized that Lakland’s where known to be quality instruments I decided to take the trade as I figured it would hold it’s value just as well as the Carvin, if not more so.