Ok, who has the oldest five string?

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Re: Ok, who has the oldest five string?

Post by Dazza76 » 17 May 2017, 22:38

Hmm my oldest 5 which i still have is my '94 Stingray5. Love it!
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Re: Ok, who has the oldest five string?

Post by Frobie » 23 Aug 2017, 10:39

It looks like a lot of early 5 string basses come from the late 80's early 90's.
My Peavey Dynabass also is an early 1991 model, so Pete (Petebass) ya beat me loll.
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Re: Ok, who has the oldest five string?

Post by madmaskbass » 11 Sep 2017, 12:24

ooh I just put a downpayment on an 1988 Warwick thumb 5 i'm importing...very very special bass this one!...can't wait I'll update with pics one day

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Re: Ok, who has the oldest five string?

Post by Buz71 » 08 Apr 2018, 04:57

Hay All, New to this board. Jsut happened across it when looking for info on a recent purchase. I picked up a Yamaha RBX5 at a local pawn shop for $90, and thought it would be a great project for my retirement. In case you hadn't noticed the name, Buz71, the 71 is my age and I still love playing. From the Serial number I figure it was manufactured Aug 19, 1987, so this thing is still a heck of alot younger than I am.
Where would I be able to find a wiring diagram for this thing, I've searched on line but no luck. Any Help would be greatly appreciated..
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Re: Ok, who has the oldest five string?

Post by NotTheFish » 08 Apr 2018, 08:00

Welcome Buz.. I would figure your bass has PJ pickups ? If so a standard PJ wiring diagram would be the go.
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Re: Ok, who has the oldest five string?

Post by Petebass » 08 Apr 2018, 08:18

Hi Buz71, welcome aboard. From what I can tell, the RBX5 came standard with passive PJ pickup configuration, so the wiring shouldn't be too complicated ..... Assuming yours hadn't had any modifications of course.

They seem to have come stock with two volume controls (one for each pickup), and a passive tone. So the likely wiring will be the one at the top of this page:

http://freeme.us/fender-bass-wiring-diagrams/

You could always contact Yamaha customer service rho double check.
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Re: Ok, who has the oldest five string?

Post by Buz71 » 08 Apr 2018, 10:12

Hay Guys, thanks for the comeback. I'm quite sure I'll have plenty of additional questions before this thing is done. Will try and post some before and after photos as the project advances. Always nice to have the input from others, helps avoid making stupid mistakes.
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Re: Ok, who has the oldest five string?

Post by Petebass » 08 Apr 2018, 10:57

Buz71 wrote:
08 Apr 2018, 10:12
Hay Guys, thanks for the comeback. I'm quite sure I'll have plenty of additional questions before this thing is done. Will try and post some before and after photos as the project advances. Always nice to have the input from others, helps avoid making stupid mistakes.
No worries. And there are plenty of knowledgeable folks on this board who are always willing to help. So if you ever get stuck, don't hesitate to ask because someone on here will have an answer for you, or they'll direct you to someone who will.

What's the plan for this bass, just a straight restoration? Or have you got some mad-scientist stuff planned?
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Re: Ok, who has the oldest five string?

Post by pgpete » 19 Oct 2018, 17:49

i think the dude with the 5 string in this 1969 video wins : -

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Re: Ok, who has the oldest five string?

Post by Paisley » 23 Oct 2018, 16:39

pgpete wrote:
19 Oct 2018, 17:49
i think the dude with the 5 string in this 1969 video wins : -
That's wild!! Looks like a Maton El Toro, but I had no idea they made a 5 String! 8/

From the brief glimpse I got of him, I'm pretty sure that was Duncan McGuire; phenomenal Australian Bassist & Producer until his untimely passing. A mate of mine used to play with him back around that era; I'm hoping to catch up with him in the next week or so for a coffee, so I'll see he remembers anything about that Bass.
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Re: Ok, who has the oldest five string?

Post by chris_b » 12 Nov 2018, 00:03

In the mid to late 90's I bought a Musicman Stingray 5 and the guy told me it was an 89. Nice enough bass but I sold it for a very early Lakland 55-94 which was a much better instrument.
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