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Yamaha TRBX305 Candy Apple Red

Yamaha TRBX305 Candy Apple Red

£359.00 £440.40
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Music Man Sub Series Ray5 Black Maple Fingerboard (2019)

Music Man Sub Series Ray5 Black Maple Fingerboard (2019)

£399.00 £439.99
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Yamaha TRBX305FBL Factory Blue

Yamaha TRBX305FBL Factory Blue

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£359.00 £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)

£399.00
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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 Lake Blue Metallic

Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 HH Lake Blue Metallic

£449.00 £479.00
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Ibanez SR305EB Weathered Black

Ibanez SR305EB Weathered Black

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£329.00 £359.00
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Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones 5 String Natural Maple Fingerboard

Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones 5 String Natural Maple Fingerboard

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£1,199.00 £1,369.00
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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)

£399.00
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Ibanez SR305E Cerulean Aura Burst

Ibanez SR305E Cerulean Aura Burst

£339.00 £369.00
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Ibanez Gio GSR205B-WNF Walnut Flat

Ibanez Gio GSR205B-WNF Walnut Flat

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£249.00 £269.00
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Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass V Black Maple Fingerboard

Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass V Black Maple Fingerboard

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£359.00 £429.00
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Yamaha TRBX305 Black

Yamaha TRBX305 Black

£359.00 £440.40
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Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 HH Olive

Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 5 HH Olive

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£439.00 £509.99
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Yamaha BB235YNS BB235 5 String Bass Yellow Natural Satin

Yamaha BB235YNS BB235 5 String Bass Yellow Natural Satin

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£349.00 £432.00
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Yamaha BB435 5 String Tobacco Sunburst

Yamaha BB435 5 String Tobacco Sunburst

£569.00 £699.60
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Fender American Pro P Bass V Maple Fingerboard Black

Fender American Pro P Bass V Maple Fingerboard Black

£1,449.00 £1,649.00
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Ibanez EHB1005-BKF Black Flat

Ibanez EHB1005-BKF Black Flat

£969.00
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Ibanez EHB1005MS-SFM Sea Foam Green Matte

Ibanez EHB1005MS-SFM Sea Foam Green Matte

£1,139.00
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Ibanez EHB1505 Dragon Eye Burst Flat

Ibanez EHB1505 Dragon Eye Burst Flat

£1,259.00 £1,349.00
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Ibanez EHB1505 Pacific Blue Burst Flat

Ibanez EHB1505 Pacific Blue Burst Flat

£1,349.00
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Lakland Skyline 55-01 Vintage Cream Rosewood Fingerboard

Lakland Skyline 55-01 Vintage Cream Rosewood Fingerboard

£869.00
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Lakland Skyline 55-02 Custom Black Sparkle Ebony

Lakland Skyline 55-02 Custom Black Sparkle Ebony

£1,399.00
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Ibanez EHB1005MS-BKF Black Flat

Ibanez EHB1005MS-BKF Black Flat

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Yamaha BB235BL 5 String Bass Black

Yamaha BB235BL 5 String Bass Black

£319.00 £349.00
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Yamaha BB235VW 5 String Bass Vintage White

Yamaha BB235VW 5 String Bass Vintage White

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£359.00 £432.00
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Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray5 Trans Blue Satin (2019)

Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray5 Trans Blue Satin (2019)

£399.00
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Ibanez SR505E Brown Mahogany

Ibanez SR505E Brown Mahogany

£649.00 £729.00
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Dingwall NG3 5 String Metallic Black Maple Fingerboard

Dingwall NG3 5 String Metallic Black Maple Fingerboard

£1,949.00
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Rickenbacker 4003S/5 Mapleglo 5 String Bass

Rickenbacker 4003S/5 Mapleglo 5 String Bass

£2,199.00 £2,699.00
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Yamaha TRBX505BRB Brick Burst

Yamaha TRBX505BRB Brick Burst

£479.00 £633.60
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Yamaha BB435BL 5 String Black

Yamaha BB435BL 5 String Black

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£559.00 £699.60
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Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass V Natural MN

Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass V Natural MN

£359.00 £429.00
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Yamaha TRBX305 White

Yamaha TRBX305 White

£359.00 £440.40
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Yamaha TRBX305MGR Mist Green

Yamaha TRBX305MGR Mist Green

£359.00 £440.40
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Lakland Skyline 55-60 Custom Lake Placid Blue Laurel Fretboard

Lakland Skyline 55-60 Custom Lake Placid Blue Laurel Fretboard

£999.00 £1,249.00
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Dingwall Combustion 3 Pickup 5 String 2 Tone Blackburst Quilt Maple Fingerboard

Dingwall Combustion 3 Pickup 5 String 2 Tone Blackburst Quilt Maple Fingerboard

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£1,899.00
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Dingwall NG2 5 String Ducati Matte White Maple Fingerboard

Dingwall NG2 5 String Ducati Matte White Maple Fingerboard

£1,899.00
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Dingwall NG2 5 String Metallic Black Maple Fingerboard

Dingwall NG2 5 String Metallic Black Maple Fingerboard

£1,899.00
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Cort Action V Plus 5 String Bass Trans Red

Cort Action V Plus 5 String Bass Trans Red

£219.00
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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

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.