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Ibanez EHB1005MS Black Flat

Ibanez EHB1005MS Black Flat

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Ibanez SR305E Cerulean Aura Burst

Ibanez SR305E Cerulean Aura Burst

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Yamaha TRBX305 Candy Apple Red

Yamaha TRBX305 Candy Apple Red

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Lakland Skyline 55-02 Deluxe Trans Purple Ebony Fingerboard

Lakland Skyline 55-02 Deluxe Trans Purple Ebony Fingerboard

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Yamaha TRBX305FBL Factory Blue

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Ibanez SR305EB Weathered Black

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Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 HH Olive

Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 HH Olive

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Ibanez SR375E Sapphire Blue

Ibanez SR375E Sapphire Blue

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Yamaha BB235BL 5 String Bass Black

Yamaha BB235BL 5 String Bass Black

£349.00 £476.40
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Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V Olympic White Maple Fingerboard

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V Olympic White Maple Fingerboard

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Lakland Skyline 55-02 Deluxe Natural Spalted Maple Rosewood Fingerboard

Lakland Skyline 55-02 Deluxe Natural Spalted Maple Rosewood Fingerboard

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Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 HH Lake Blue Metallic

Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 HH Lake Blue Metallic

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Ibanez EHB1005 Black Flat

Ibanez EHB1005 Black Flat

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Cort Artisan B5 Plus AS RM Open Pore Burgundy Red

Cort Artisan B5 Plus AS RM Open Pore Burgundy Red

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Ibanez EHB1505 Dragon Eye Burst Flat

Ibanez EHB1505 Dragon Eye Burst Flat

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Ibanez SR605E Black Stained Burst

Ibanez SR605E Black Stained Burst

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Lakland Skyline 55-01 Vintage Cream Rosewood Fingerboard

Lakland Skyline 55-01 Vintage Cream Rosewood Fingerboard

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Yamaha BB235VW 5 String Bass Vintage White

Yamaha BB235VW 5 String Bass Vintage White

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Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray5 Walnut Satin Rosewood Fingerboard (2019)

Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray5 Walnut Satin Rosewood Fingerboard (2019)

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Music Man Sub Series Ray5 Black Maple Fingerboard (2019)

Music Man Sub Series Ray5 Black Maple Fingerboard (2019)

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Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray5 Vintage Sunburst Satin (2019)

Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray5 Vintage Sunburst Satin (2019)

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Lakland Skyline 55-02 Custom Black Sparkle Ebony

Lakland Skyline 55-02 Custom Black Sparkle Ebony

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Ibanez SR505E TV Fuzz Black

Ibanez SR505E TV Fuzz Black

£699.00 £759.00
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Sadowsky MetroExpress Hybrid PJ 5 String Black Pearl Maple Fingerboard

Sadowsky MetroExpress Hybrid PJ 5 String Black Pearl Maple Fingerboard

£765.00
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Ibanez BTB1835 Natural Shadow Low Gloss

Ibanez BTB1835 Natural Shadow Low Gloss

£1,399.00 £1,459.00
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Yamaha BB435 5 String Tobacco Sunburst

Yamaha BB435 5 String Tobacco Sunburst

£569.00 £772.80
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Yamaha TRBX305MGR Mist Green

Yamaha TRBX305MGR Mist Green

£359.00 £486.00
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Yamaha BB735A 5 String Bass Trans Matte Black

Yamaha BB735A 5 String Bass Trans Matte Black

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Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray5 Ruby Red Burst Satin (2019)

Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray5 Ruby Red Burst Satin (2019)

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Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray5 Mint Green (2019)

Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray5 Mint Green (2019)

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Schecter Stilletto Stealth-5 Satin Black

Schecter Stilletto Stealth-5 Satin Black

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Ibanez EHB1005MS Sea Foam Green Matte

Ibanez EHB1005MS Sea Foam Green Matte

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Yamaha TRBX505BRB Brick Burst

Yamaha TRBX505BRB Brick Burst

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Spector Euro 5 Bolt Tobacco Sunburst Gloss

Spector Euro 5 Bolt Tobacco Sunburst Gloss

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Yamaha BB435BL 5 String Black

Yamaha BB435BL 5 String Black

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Ibanez RGB305 Black Flat

Ibanez RGB305 Black Flat

£299.00
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Dingwall NG2 5 String Metallic Black Maple Fingerboard

Dingwall NG2 5 String Metallic Black Maple Fingerboard

£1,999.00
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Dingwall NG3 5 String Ducati Matte White Maple Fingerboard

Dingwall NG3 5 String Ducati Matte White Maple Fingerboard

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Sadowsky MetroExpress Japan RV5 Black

Sadowsky MetroExpress Japan RV5 Black

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Rickenbacker 4003S/5 Jetglo 5 String Bass

Rickenbacker 4003S/5 Jetglo 5 String Bass

£1,999.00 £2,199.00
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About 5 String Bass Guitars

5 string bass guitars are a popular addition to many bassists' collections. The addition of the extra low 'B' string is useful for contemporary heavy styles as well as Prog, Jazz and Fusion genres.

Most major bass manufacturers produce their own range of bass guitars with 5 strings. Throughout our stores we keep 5 string basses by Music Man, Schecter, Fender (including the new American Pro Series), Lakland, Squier and Ibanez, whose SR range is a good starting point for lots of ambitious bassists.

 

Why Should I Choose a 5 String Bass Guitar?

  • The ability to hit lower notes without downtuning
  • Equally good for fingerstyle playing, slapping, or picking
  • Fast becoming the new standard for modern styles of music ranging from Pop to Metal

Frequently Asked Questions about 5 String Bass Guitars

Question: What is the 5th string on a 5 string bass?
Typically, the extra string is a low 'B', though some Jazz players change things up by having a high 'B' instead for melodic runs.
Question: Is it difficult to get used to the extra string?
It can feel a little unusual or unwieldy for a short time but you'll get used to it quickly and really start enjoying the extra sonic potential the low B gives you!
Question: What are the most popular 5 string bass models?
The most popular 5 string bass models are undoubtedly from Ibanez. This may be because lots of hard rock and metal players use them and need the slim neck and low notes that an Ibanez 5 string provides. The SR-505 bass is an extremely popular model. Aside from that, the Squier Jazz 5 string is very popular, as are the various iterations of Music Man StingRay 5 string bass.