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Thread: Cutlass/Caprice 5 string??

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    Cutlass/Caprice 5 string??

    Has Musicman ever made the Cutlass or Caprice 5 string?
    If they didn't... it would be fine they make a serie 5 strings basses

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    No they were only made as fours

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    Much to my dismay.

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    I’ve heard one or two people say that

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    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
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    Hi baske,

    Danny and LordBongo are correct, we never made Cutlass or Caprice basses in a 5 string version.

    If you like to have the low range on a Cutlass or Caprice , you could use string gauges 130,100,80,65, then tune to BEAD or CFBE

    You will need to file the nut slots for the larger strings, do a set up and get Lord Bongos approval.
    "he played like he was in jail- behind a few bars & couldn't find the key"

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    BEAD is a great tuning and seems to getting more and more popular.
    It’s the only way I will do it if a low B is required, my Blue StingRay loves that tuning !

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    Bongo 5HH. Firemist Purple. 2019
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    thanks for info !!

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    it is so good playing)
    thanx ^^

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    The Caprice is an incredible bass, really wish a 5 would have happened, but I understand why it was dropped.

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    5 string basses with Split pickups honestly never seem to work as good as a 4 string or a 6 string. It's so hard to get a really balanced sound from a split pickup when you've got an uneven amount of strings, unless you use Rail magnets and have the pickup mounted off center.
    2007 Stingray 5 HS Cherry Burst / Maple FB / 3 Band EQ / Ceramic Pickups
    2012 Stingray 5 H Pearl Blue / Rosewood FB / 3 Band EQ/ AlNiCo Pickup
    2012 Steve Morse Morse Blueburst / Rosewood FB
    2012 Luke III SSH Vintage Sunburst / Rosewood Neck

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