My main 5 string basses are made by the guys at Overwater (Chris May, Haydn Williams, Lawrence Blackadder). Great instruments and completely hand-built in Carlisle.
East J-Retro 01
In my J-type 5 string basses I use the fantastic J-Retro preamp by John East.
TC Electronic Bass
I am a TC user and have the BH800 head with the Switch-3 and a K210 cab. Fab gear, feel the quality!
I have three JV Squier basses, a P and a J, and a USA Fender ’57’ re-issue. They are equipped with Bareknuckle Pickups. My ’57’ has the overwound ‘OX’ pickups and you can hear the Jazz and Precision on the Bare Knuckle Demos.
The Overwater J-Series basses are all equipped with Bartolini in line hum cancelling pickups. I have been a Bartolini user since 1982.
My Overwater 5 string J-Series basses are all shod with these excellent and long lasting strings. No more weekly changes and a great punchy sound and smooth feel too. I am using the 14087 Nickel .045″-.105″ set with a .130″ B-String.