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  1. Free Gift
    Spector NS-5XL USA 5-String Bass
    Your Price $5,775.00
    or $121/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  2. Schecter Guitar Research C-5 GT 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,199.00
    or $25/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  3. Free Gift
    Spector NS4 Roasted Flame Maple Top Electric Bass
    Your Price $6,199.99
    or $130/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  4. Top-Rated
    Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass
    Your Price $799.00
    or $17/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  5. Ibanez BTB805MS 5-String Multi-Scale Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,449.99
  6. Platinum
    Fodera Guitars Emperor 5 Standard Classic Ash Body 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $7,050.00
    or $147/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  7. Top-Rated
    Sire Marcus Miller P7 Alder 5-String Bass
    Your Price $753.00
  8. G&L CLF Research L-2500 Series 750 5 String Maple Fingerboard Electric Bass
    From Price $2,185.00
  9. Reverend Mercalli 5 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,299.00
  10. Top-Seller
    Fodera Guitars Emperor 5 Standard 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $6,350.00
    or $133/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  11. Platinum
    Lakland Classic 55-14 Maple Fretboard 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
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  12. Top-Rated
    Lakland Skyline Deluxe 55-02 5-String Bass
    Your Price $1,832.00
  13. Charvel Pro-Mod San Dimas Bass JJ V
    Your Price $1,099.99
  14. ESP LTD B-5 String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $849.00
    or $36/month‡
    with 24 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  15. Ibanez BTB845 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,049.99
  16. Preorder
    Ibanez BTB865SC 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,149.99
  17. Top-Seller
    Ernie Ball Music Man 35th Anniversary StingRay 5 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $3,799.00
    or $80/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  18. New Arrival
    Sire V3P-5 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $469.00
  19. Markbass Kimandu 5 Richard Bona Signature 5-String Bass
    Your Price $1,499.00
    or $32/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  20. Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray35 Sparkle 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,049.99
    or $44/month‡
    with 24 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  21. Top-Seller
    Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass V 5-String Rosewood Fingerboard
    Your Price $2,349.99
  22. Ibanez SR1345B Premium 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $1,499.99
  23. Cort Artisan A5 Beyond 5 String Bubinga Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,299.99
    or $28/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  24. Jackson Pro Series Spectra Bass SBA V
    Your Price $1,049.99
    Blemished:
    $839.99
  25. Price Drop
    Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass V
    Your Price $299.99 Was Price $309.99
  26. Top-Seller
    MTD Kingston ZX 5-String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $2,149.00
  27. Schecter Guitar Research Michael Anthony MA-5 KOA 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,449.00
    or $31/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
    Blemished:
    $1,159.20
  28. Cort Cort Action Bass Plus 5 String Electric Bass
    Your Price $314.99
  29. Preorder
    Ibanez Premium SR5FMDX2 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,799.99
  30. Sire Marcus Miller P10 Alder 5-String Bass
    Your Price $1,499.00
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The standard bass guitar is one of the music world's most commonly-used and well-loved instruments, played in virtually every genre to contribute the deep, resonant background adding energy to any song. If you're a musician who wants to take things up a notch, however, even an instrument as popular as the bass has room for change. With the 5-string electric bass, that change comes in the form of an added string. This variation on the bass guitar was pioneered in the mid-60s by Fender and quickly began to make waves in the funk, metal and rock scenes, among others. By installing a fifth string, the range of the instrument is expanded, allowing the 5-string bass to play an even bigger role in a melody than its 4-string cousins. Not only does this give you access to more chords and allow you to play higher melodies, it also gives you a wider range that can translate to some amazing bass solos. Like any bass guitar, the selection of tonewood is an important part of shaping the instrument's overall sound. Alder remains the classic choice, giving full, clear and balanced tones for versatility that easily adapts to any genre.

To take full advantage of the 5-string bass' harmonic overtones, ash wood is another great option. Consider basswood if you like your sustain low, or maple if you like it high. Ultimately, the tonewood is a personal choice and it's a good idea to listen to different guitars to let your ear tell you which one is right for your own. Where the wood is one half of the bass' tonal equation, its pickups are the other half. Your 5-string bass guitar will come with either passive or active pickups, and while both types sound great, there is a difference in character to take into account. If you're looking to overdrive your amp for big distortion while maintaining tight control over the sound, you'll want to look at some active pickups. These contain their own mini-preamp to put a big punch behind the signal before it even gets to the main amp. On the other hand, if you want your tone to have classic warmth and fullness or vintage bass sound, passive pickups should top your list. When all is said and done, your goal is to find the 5-string electric bass guitar that perfectly matches your own preferences and is a great fit for the genres you play. Think about the wood and pickups you'd like as well as the wide variety of styles available and you'll find your instrument at the sweet spot where they all come together.

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