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  1. New Arrival
    Spector Euro5LX Alex Webster 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $4,199.99
    or $88/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  2. Markbass GV5 Gloxy Val MP 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $699.00
    or $15/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  3. Fender American Professional II Jazz Bass V Rosewood Fingerboard
    Your Price $1,899.99
  4. Ibanez SR2605 Premium 5-String Bass
    Your Price $1,799.99
  5. Schecter Guitar Research P-5 Ivy 5-String Bass
    Your Price $999.00
    or $21/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  6. Top-Seller
    Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East Signature Model Electric Bass
    Your Price $2,619.99
  7. Top-Rated
    Yamaha BBP35 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,899.99
  8. Top-Rated
    Schecter Guitar Research CV-5 Bass 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $799.00
    or $17/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  9. Jackson CBX V David Ellefson Signature 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $729.99
  10. Ibanez GWB205 Gary Willis Signature 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,599.99
  11. Preorder
    Ibanez Premium SR5FMDX2 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,799.99
  12. Top-Seller
    Schecter Guitar Research Model-T 5 Exotic 5-String Black Limba Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,299.00
    or $28/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  13. Top-Seller
    Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $999.00
    or $21/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  14. Price Drop
    Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH V 5-String
    Your Price $499.99 Was Price $509.99
  15. New Arrival
    G&L CLF Research L-2500 5 String Electric Bass
    From Price $2,185.00
  16. Platinum
    Spector NS 5 XL
    Your Price $6,447.99
    or $135/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  17. Jackson X Series Signature David Ellefson 30th Anniversary Concert Bass CBX V
    Your Price $1,099.99
  18. Top-Rated
    Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay5 Special H Maple Fingerboard Electric Bass
    From Price $2,499.00
    or $53/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  19. G&L Tribute L-2500 Electric Bass
    Your Price $849.99
  20. Fender Player Plus Jazz Bass V Maple Fingerboard
    Your Price $1,249.99
  21. Fender Player Plus Jazz Bass V Pau Ferro Fingerboard
    Your Price $1,249.99
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    Schecter Guitar Research C-5 GT
    Your Price $1,199.00
    or $25/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  23. Platinum
    Markbass MB RB Kilimanjaro 5-String Bass
    Your Price $3,899.00
    or $82/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  24. Jackson JS Series Concert Bass JS3VQ 5-String
    Your Price $449.99
  25. Jackson X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM V 5-String
    Your Price $849.99
  26. Preorder
    Ibanez BTB865SC 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $1,149.99
  27. Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray5HH Maple Fingerboard 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $449.99
    or $19/month‡
    with 24 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  28. Sterling by Music Man StingRay Ray5 5-String Electric Bass
    Your Price $399.99
    or $17/month‡
    with 24 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  29. Top-Rated
    Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-5 5-String Bass Guitar
    Your Price $599.00
    or $13/month‡
    with 48 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
  30. Top-Seller
    ESP LTD B-205SM 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Your Price $649.00
    or $28/month‡
    with 24 month financing*. Limited Time. Special Financing Offers (Open in new window)
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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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