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5 String Electric Bass

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    ESP LTD B-105 5-String Bass Guitar ESP LTD B-105 5-String Bass Guitar
    $329.00
    MSRP:
    $470.00 (save 30%)
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    Peavey Millennium BXP 5-String Bass Guitar Quilt Top Peavey Millennium BXP 5-String Bass Guitar Quilt Top
    Peavey Millennium BXP 5-String Bass Guitar Quilt Top

    The Millennium Bass is a terrific starter instrument with a basswood body and quilt top that deliver the...

    $269.99
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    $359.99 (save 25%)
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    Ibanez SR605 5-String Bass Guitar Ibanez SR605 5-String Bass Guitar
    Ibanez SR605 5-String Bass Guitar

    The 5-string SR605's Bartolini MK-1 pickups and 5-piece jatoba/bubinga neck make for an exceptional...

    $699.99
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    $933.32 (save 25%)
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    $650.99
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    Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass
    Ibanez GSR205 5-String Bass

    More and more players are passing up the lifeless looks and tired tones of "beginner basses" and going to GSR...

    $249.99
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    $357.13 (save 30%)
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    $199.99
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    Sterling by Music Man RAY5 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Sterling by Music Man RAY5 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    $319.99
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    Ibanez SR505ZW 5-String Bass Ibanez SR505ZW 5-String Bass
    $699.99
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    MTD Kingston KZ 5-String Fretless Bass MTD Kingston KZ 5-String Fretless Bass
    $1,289.00
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    Rogue LX405 Series III Pro 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Rogue LX405 Series III Pro 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Rogue LX405 Series III Pro 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

    Deep, powerful bass and modern electronics.<br />Wonderfully light and well-balanced bass features a basswood...

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    Ibanez GSR205SM 5-String Electric Bass Ibanez GSR205SM 5-String Electric Bass
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    Fender Standard 5-String Jazz Bass Guitar Fender Standard 5-String Jazz Bass Guitar
    $699.99
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    Warwick Rock Bass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Warwick Rock Bass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Warwick Rock Bass Corvette Basic Passive 5-String Electric...

    The Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic 5-string bass features a bolt-on neck, select tonewood in body and neck,...

    $649.99
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    $849.99 (save 24%)
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    Ibanez SR1805E Premium 5-String Electric Bass Ibanez SR1805E Premium 5-String Electric Bass
    $1,399.99
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    Tobias Toby Deluxe-V Bass Tobias Toby Deluxe-V Bass
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    Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V
    Squier Affinity 5-String Jazz Bass V

    Get the look and tone that everyone knows and loves, at an ultra-economical price. Perfect for beginning...

    $199.99
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    Warwick Corvette Rockbass $$ 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Warwick Corvette Rockbass $$ 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Warwick Corvette Rockbass $$ 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

    Warwick's Corvette $$ 5-String Electric Bass Guitar features a bolt-on neck, Chinese Ash body, Maple neck with...

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    $790.49
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    ESP LTD F-5E 5-String Bass Guitar ESP LTD F-5E 5-String Bass Guitar
    ESP LTD F-5E 5-String Bass Guitar

    Neck-thru design for tonal intensity.

    $569.00
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    Ibanez GSR205L Left-Handed 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Ibanez GSR205L Left-Handed 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Ibanez GSR205L Left-Handed 5-String Electric Bass Guitar

    Famous Soundgear sleekness, comfort, tone, and playability.

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    $278.99
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    Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass...

    Active electronics with 3-band EQ and a slap switch.

    $329.99
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    $529.99 (save 38%)
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    $263.99
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    Warwick Streamer Rockbass Standard 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Warwick Streamer Rockbass Standard 5-String Electric Bass Guitar
    Warwick Streamer Rockbass Standard 5-String Electric Bass...

    The Warwick Streamer Standard 5-string electric bass guitar features a bolt-on neck construction, carolena...

    $549.99
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    ESP LTD D-5 5-String Bass Guitar ESP LTD D-5 5-String Bass Guitar
    ESP LTD D-5 5-String Bass Guitar

    It starts with a merbau body, a neck-thru maple and mahogany neck, a string-thru bridge, SB-4 pickups, and...

    $479.00
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    $684.00 (save 30%)
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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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