Hows the "B" string compare between the 55 series and JO5s?

Hows the "B" string compare between the 55 series and JO5s?

Postby nolabass » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:17 pm

Just curious....considering flying with my 55-94 makes me want a skyline travelin 5 string. The only Lakland I have left on my list to check out is the JO5 string. That might fit in my roots bands better than the 55-94. Thing is my Classic 55-94 far and away has a best B string I have played. Do the JOs have a pretty good B string or a killer B string? If not then it's just a jazz with a finger prop IMHO. Drop tuner might make more sense for me on my BG, which I could travel with. I have my '66 as a second P Bass.....er, sorry honey, my first call P Bass.
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Re: Hows the "B" string compare between the 55 series and JO

Postby bdgotoh » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:08 am

I haven't played a Skyline JO5 but I had a super sweet USA a few years back. The B string seemed just as good as on my 55 series with Chisonics. I sold it to a Nashville guy and he loves it.
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Re: Hows the "B" string compare between the 55 series and JO

Postby hmagman » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:25 am

I currently have a MIK Skyline DJ5, excellent B-string. Equal to my old 55-94... [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: Hows the "B" string compare between the 55 series and JO

Postby GonzoBass » Sun May 01, 2011 12:27 pm

nolabass wrote:I have my '66 as a second P Bass.....er, sorry honey, my first call P Bass.

I... wouldn't fly this one.
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Re: Hows the "B" string compare between the 55 series and JO

Postby nolabass » Mon May 02, 2011 7:18 pm

I don't know if I was clear...I only own one 5r these days....but 2 P bass. The 5r fits the Mia gig better so.....a back-up 5 string might make sense. Or a drop D tuner on the BG. Still, if I had money a sunburst JO5/maple neck would be niiiiiiice.
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Re: Hows the "B" string compare between the 55 series and JO

Postby SonicBlueJoe » Wed May 04, 2011 10:01 am

nolabass wrote:... if I had money a sunburst JO5/maple neck would be niiiiiiice.


Been there done that in the Skyline version, and it was so sweet I sold it to buy....THAT-------->

Been my main bass for 7 years now.

Also owned a 55-02 and a 55-94. B strings were sweet on each and every one. No flab or slop. And while I liked the 55-02/-94 Barts well enough, I think your suspicions that the JO5 would be better suited for roots music is spot on. That was my opinion as well.
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