If you're passionate about the bass, you deserve an instrument designed by luthiers who share that passion. Even if your budget is tight, a great bass is non-negotiable. Fender knows that, which is why they've made their classic basses available to all musicians through the Squier brand. Of course, some of us like to take things one step further, and there's no better way to do that than with an extended-range instrument. Put all that together and you've got a Squier 5-string electric bass in a nutshell: an affordable instrument with Fender quality and design, plus the added flexibility of a fifth string.
It's a great combination of features, and it makes these Squier basses the perfect opportunity for bassists who are new to 5 strings and are looking for a straightforward instrument to experiment with. Most of the axes you'll find here are based on the Jazz Bass, but there are a few notable exceptions, like the Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V. It's available in three finishes that really capture the classic P-Bass aesthetic. The old-school styling is combined with a "modern C" neck profile to make this bass feel as silky-smooth as it looks and sounds.
For Jazz Bass lovers, there's even more to catch your eye - we did say that it's the base for most of Squier's 5-string basses, after all. Check out the Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V if you like the traditional, no-nonsense approach. Or, if you want an instrument that's a little more dressed-up, consider the Vintage Modified model or the Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V. Whatever your tastes, there ought to be a bass guitar here that can satisfy them.
There's no wrong choice when it comes to Squier 5-string electric basses. It's a Fender brand, after all, and Fender was the company that effectively invented the electric bass guitar. The instruments in this section are worthy descendants of those original Jazz Bass and P-Bass models, with the obvious twist of extended range - something that makes a great instrument even better!
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