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5 String Electric Bass

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  1. 5 String Electric Bass (176)

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    Ibanez GSR205FM 5-String Bass Guitar Ibanez GSR205FM 5-String Bass Guitar
    $299.99
    MSRP:
    $428.56 (save 30%)
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    B.C. Rich Mockingbird Plus 5 String Electric Bass B.C. Rich Mockingbird Plus 5 String Electric Bass
    $349.99
    MSRP:
    $550.00 (save 36%)
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    Ibanez SR805 5-String Electric Bass Ibanez SR805 5-String Electric Bass
    $899.99
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    $1,199.99 (save 25%)
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    Steinberger Synapse XS-15FPA Custom 5-String Bass Steinberger Synapse XS-15FPA Custom 5-String Bass
    Steinberger Synapse XS-15FPA Custom 5-String Bass

    Carbon/maple hybrid delivers the warmth of wood and clarity of graphite.

    $1,199.00
    MSRP:
    $1,998.00 (save 50%)
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    $999.99
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    Steinberger Spirit XT-25 Left-Handed 5-String Standard Bass Steinberger Spirit XT-25 Left-Handed 5-String Standard Bass
    Steinberger Spirit XT-25 Left-Handed 5-String Standard Bass

    A Left-Handed 5-string bass features the same distinctive body-shape as the award-winning Steinberger XL...

    $470.00
    MSRP:
    $783.00 (save 40%)
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    Yamaha 5-String Electric Bass Guitar With Pickguard Yamaha 5-String Electric Bass Guitar With Pickguard
    Yamaha 5-String Electric Bass Guitar With Pickguard

    Distinctive Yamaha spline joint and vintage sound treatment creates a 5-string that looks and sounds like it's...

    $2,799.99
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    $4,599.99 (save 39%)
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    $2,603.99
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    Ibanez SR305 5-String Electric Bass Ibanez SR305 5-String Electric Bass
    $399.99
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    $533.32 (save 25%)
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    Peavey Millennium 5 BXP Electric Bass Peavey Millennium 5 BXP Electric Bass
    Peavey Millennium 5 BXP Electric Bass

    Peavey's best-value bass, now with exciting new finish options.

    $229.99
    MSRP:
    $299.99 (save 23%)
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    Peavey Millennium 5 AC BXP Electric Bass Peavey Millennium 5 AC BXP Electric Bass
    Peavey Millennium 5 AC BXP Electric Bass

    Peavey's best-value bass, now with exciting new finish options.

    $329.99
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    $429.99 (save 23%)
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    $263.99
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    Yamaha BB425X 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Yamaha BB425X 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    $599.99
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    $900.00 (save 33%)
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    Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass
    Music Man Sterling 5 HH Bass

    Similar in shape to the StingRay, but shorter and narrower. Features hot-rodded electronics: active 3-band...

    Starting at $1,750.00
    MSRP:
    $2,650.00 (save 30%)
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    G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar
    G&L L-2500 5-String Bass Guitar

    Whether you want fat traditional tones or funky slappin' and poppin' punch, the L-2500 does it all. Crafted...

    $1,875.00
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    $2,500.00 (save 25%)
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    $1,743.75
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    Ibanez BTB675 BTB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Ibanez BTB675 BTB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Ibanez BTB675 BTB 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

    The BTB takes the traditional formula of massive body and substantial neck and then adds an even longer 35"...

    $849.99
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    $1,171.10 (save 27%)
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    NS Design CR5 RADIUS Fretless Bass Guitar NS Design CR5 RADIUS Fretless Bass Guitar
    $2,795.00
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    $3,750.00 (save 25%)
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    Ibanez BTB676 BTB 6-String Electric Bass Guitar Ibanez BTB676 BTB 6-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Ibanez BTB676 BTB 6-String Electric Bass Guitar

    This big-scale bass brings out a massive, deep sound, and features small-shop precision, priced for the...

    $899.99
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    $1,239.99 (save 27%)
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    $836.99
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    Fernandes Gravity 5 Deluxe 5-String Bass Guitar Fernandes Gravity 5 Deluxe 5-String Bass Guitar
    Fernandes Gravity 5 Deluxe 5-String Bass Guitar

    Featuring a Graph Tech nut, dual EMG J pickups, active FGI preamp system, die-cast tuners, and vintage bridge,...

    $1,099.00
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    $1,599.00 (save 31%)
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    Music Man Sterling 5 Electric Bass Music Man Sterling 5 Electric Bass
    $1,645.00
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    $2,350.00 (save 30%)
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    MTD Kingston Saratoga 5-String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar MTD Kingston Saratoga 5-String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar
    MTD Kingston Saratoga 5-String Fretless Electric Bass...

    The Kingston Sarasota 5-string Fretless electric bass has a carved basswood body, 34” scale length,...

    $679.00
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    $829.00 (save 18%)
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    Music Man Sterling 5 H Bass Music Man Sterling 5 H Bass
    Music Man Sterling 5 H Bass

    A smaller, comfortable cousin of the StingRay.

    Starting at $1,645.00
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    $2,550.00 (save 30%)
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    MTD ZX 5-String Electric Bass Guitar MTD ZX 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    MTD ZX 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

    The ZX features a carved mahogany body with a maple-burl top and finished in a translucent-black gloss. The...

    $1,889.00
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    $2,299.00 (save 18%)
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    $1,511.20
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Plugging in a five string electric bass invites energy into a room that will remind you just how low you can go. The extended range, while only one added string, offers an original tone that you can easily incorporate into your band's signature sound. It goes without saying that you'll stand out from the sea of four stringed bassists when you're playing one of these instruments. The modern five stringed bass is a prime example of how an artist can not only shape music, but the instruments themselves. Fender guitars, wanting to create a new niche, commissioned the first five stringed bass back in the mid-sixties and the rest is history. This new arrangement shaped a new age of music that echoed through to funk, metal and even gospel. Everyone was after this rich and hearty tone. Giving the gift of a higher register allowed musicians to experiment with incorporating more eclectic and unique bass lines into musical compositions. The extra chords and higher melodies that were now able to be used blended beautifully with guitar riffs and stand-out solos like never before. You can work smarter, not harder, when experimenting with a five string. The extra note gives you the leeway to create a new arrangement in a jam with little effort. Walking the bass line can sound heavy or light, depending on the genre. Prog rockers can weave a full strum or pop and tap into a particularly complicated guitar solo, while the funk artist can form a truly unique bass line that gets the crowd moving. Choosing hardwood, softwood or mix wood for a six string is all a matter of preference. Hardwoods give the bassist a crisp, hard sound that lends itself to plucking and slapping. The pop is undeniable when you tinker with a mahogany or hard maple body. Softwood ash or alder offer that smooth and mellow texture you might find in a slowed down R&B number. Blended woods can give you the best of both worlds if you are looking to experiment in a range of musical genres. The possibilities are truly endless. The sturdier the neck, the longer life you and your six string will have together. After all, extra strings equal extra pressure. Thankfully with modern technology, most five strings are equipped with double truss rods and a range of bolts meant to allow you to really rock out. These metal components, surrounded by a sturdy hardwood construction, allow you to slide up and down the fret board as fast or as slow as you need. When you tout yourself as a master of the five string bass, your services are going to be sought out. This instrument is not for the faint of heart. It brings the beat, the bass and the deep tones that can truly make or break a good song or jam. Adding rich bass lines is an ideal way to tie a song together making it truly memorable for the listener.

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