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Dingwall NG3 5 String Purple Metallic MN

Dingwall NG3 5 String Purple Metallic MN

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Ibanez GIO SR Bass 5 String Walnut Flat

Ibanez GIO SR Bass 5 String Walnut Flat

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Ibanez SRMD205-SPN Sea Foam Pearl Green

Ibanez SRMD205-SPN Sea Foam Pearl Green

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Ibanez SR505E-BM Brown Mahogany

Ibanez SR505E-BM Brown Mahogany

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Lakland 55-02 Custom Pure White Block and Bound MN

Lakland 55-02 Custom Pure White Block and Bound MN

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Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass V Black MN

Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass V Black MN

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Ibanez SR875-BRG Blue Reef Gradiation

Ibanez SR875-BRG Blue Reef Gradiation

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Ibanez SR305E-CUB Cerulean Aura Burst

Ibanez SR305E-CUB Cerulean Aura Burst

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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 Ray 5 HH Olive

Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 HH Olive

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Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass V Natural MN

Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass V Natural MN

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Jackson X Series CBX V Ellefson 30th Black

Jackson X Series CBX V Ellefson 30th Black

£899.00 £1,019.00
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Yamaha TRBX305 Black

Yamaha TRBX305 Black

£319.00 £440.40
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Yamaha TRBX305FBL Factory Blue

Yamaha TRBX305FBL Factory Blue

£349.00 £463.20
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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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Music Man Sub Series Ray5 Black MN (2019)

Music Man Sub Series Ray5 Black MN (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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Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 Vintage Sunburst LH

Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 Vintage Sunburst LH

£449.00
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Cort Artisan A5 Plus SCMS Open Pore Trans Grey

Cort Artisan A5 Plus SCMS Open Pore Trans Grey

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Yamaha TRBX305 Candy Apple Red

Yamaha TRBX305 Candy Apple Red

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Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass Black

Steinberger Spirit XT-25 5-String Standard Bass Black

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Strandberg Boden Bass Prog 5 Brown

Strandberg Boden Bass Prog 5 Brown

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Yamaha BB235BL 5 String Bass Black

Yamaha BB235BL 5 String Bass Black

£349.00 £399.00
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Dingwall NG 3 5 String Ducati Purple Metallic Swirl MN

Dingwall NG 3 5 String Ducati Purple Metallic Swirl MN

£2,199.00
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Fender American Pro P Bass V MN Antique Olive

Fender American Pro P Bass V MN Antique Olive

£1,689.00 £1,829.00
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Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass V Arctic Pearl MN

Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass V Arctic Pearl MN

£1,859.00 £1,999.00
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Ibanez EHB1505-DEF Dragon Eye Burst Flat

Ibanez EHB1505-DEF Dragon Eye Burst Flat

£1,349.00
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Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones 5 String Natural MN

Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones 5 String Natural MN

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Ibanez EHB1505MS-TSF Tropical Seafloor Flat

Ibanez EHB1505MS-TSF Tropical Seafloor Flat

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Cort Action V Plus 5 String Bass Blue Metallic

Cort Action V Plus 5 String Bass Blue Metallic

£219.00
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Ibanez SR655E-ABS Antique Brown Sunburst Semi Gloss

Ibanez SR655E-ABS Antique Brown Sunburst Semi Gloss

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Ibanez SRMS805-DTW Deep Twilight

Ibanez SRMS805-DTW Deep Twilight

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Cort Artisan C5 Plus ZBMH Open Pore Tobacco Burst

Cort Artisan C5 Plus ZBMH Open Pore Tobacco Burst

£429.00
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Dingwall NG 3 5 String Laguna Seca Blue Swirl MN

Dingwall NG 3 5 String Laguna Seca Blue Swirl MN

£2,199.00
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Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 HH Lake Blue Metallic

Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 HH Lake Blue Metallic

£449.00 £479.00
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Music Man Sterling Stingray 5 Classic Toluca Lake Blue (2019)

Music Man Sterling Stingray 5 Classic Toluca Lake Blue (2019)

£599.00 £649.00
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Sadowsky Metroline RV5 Black

Sadowsky Metroline RV5 Black

£2,599.00
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Yamaha BB235VW 5 String Bass Vintage White

Yamaha BB235VW 5 String Bass Vintage White

£299.00 £329.00
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Yamaha BB425 Red Metallic

Yamaha BB425 Red Metallic

£375.00 £439.20
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Yamaha BB235BL 5 String Bass Black (Pre-Owned)

Yamaha BB235BL 5 String Bass Black (Pre-Owned)

£279.00
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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.

Frequently Asked Questions about 5 String Bass Guitars

Typically, the extra string is a low 'B', though some Jazz players change things up by having a high 'B' instead for melodic runs.
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!
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.