5-String Bass Guitars

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Ibanez Soundgear SR305EB WK « Electric Bass GuitarIbanez Soundgear SR305EB WK, Electric Bass Guitar£ 259,- Dingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 FG « Electric Bass GuitarDingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 FG, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.692,- Dingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 LSB « Electric Bass GuitarDingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 LSB, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.692,- Dingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 LMO « Electric Bass GuitarDingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 LMO, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.692,- Dingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 FY « Electric Bass GuitarDingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 FY, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.692,- Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V MN SATIN IBM « Electric Bass GuitarFender American Elite Jazz Bass V MN SATIN IBM, Electric Bass Guitar£ 2.030,- Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V MN SATIN JPM « Electric Bass GuitarFender American Elite Jazz Bass V MN SATIN JPM, Electric Bass Guitar£ 2.030,- Yamaha TRBX505 TWH « Electric Bass GuitarYamaha TRBX505 TWH, Electric Bass Guitar£ 502,- ESP LTD B-205 SM STBLKS « Electric Bass GuitarESP LTD B-205 SM STBLKS, Electric Bass Guitar£ 438,- Ibanez Soundgear SRH505 DEF « Electric Bass GuitarIbanez Soundgear SRH505 DEF, Electric Bass Guitar£ 548,- Dingwall NG-2 Combustion 5 DMWSF « Electric Bass GuitarDingwall NG-2 Combustion 5 DMWSF, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.648,- Sandberg California VM2 Darkhawk 5 BKB « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg California VM2 Darkhawk 5 BKB, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.519,- ESP LTD F-5E NS « Electric Bass GuitarESP LTD F-5E NS, Electric Bass Guitar£ 539,- Ibanez BTB845V ABL « Electric Bass GuitarIbanez BTB845V ABL, Electric Bass Guitar£ 796,- Ibanez Soundgear SR305E BPM « Electric Bass GuitarIbanez Soundgear SR305E BPM, Electric Bass Guitar£ 291,- Sandberg Basic Ken Taylor 5-String Blueburst 2PH « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg Basic Ken Taylor 5-String Blueburst 2PH, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.309,- Ibanez Soundgear SR305EB NM « Electric Bass GuitarIbanez Soundgear SR305EB NM, Electric Bass Guitar£ 289,- Sandberg Basic Ken Taylor 5-String Blackburst 2PH « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg Basic Ken Taylor 5-String Blackburst 2PH, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.211,- G&L Tribute L-2500 Tobacco Sunburst RW « Electric Bass GuitarG&L Tribute L-2500 Tobacco Sunburst RW, Electric Bass Guitar£ 705,- Ibanez BTB845SC NTL Terra Firma Single Cut « Electric Bass GuitarIbanez BTB845SC NTL Terra Firma Single Cut, Electric Bass Guitar£ 759,- ESP LTD B-15KIT BLKS « Electric Bass GuitarESP LTD B-15KIT BLKS, Electric Bass Guitar£ 183,- Ibanez SR30TH5II-DEF « Electric Bass GuitarIbanez SR30TH5II-DEF, Electric Bass Guitar£ 563,- Cort A5 Plus SCMS OPN « Electric Bass GuitarCort A5 Plus SCMS OPN, Electric Bass Guitar£ 841,- Cort A5 Plus SCMS OPTG « Electric Bass GuitarCort A5 Plus SCMS OPTG, Electric Bass Guitar£ 867,- Dingwall Combustion 5 NT « Electric Bass GuitarDingwall Combustion 5 NT, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.562,- Dingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 LMO « Electric Bass GuitarDingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 LMO, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.692,- Esh Various Basic MM 5 BLK « Electric Bass GuitarEsh Various Basic MM 5 BLK, Electric Bass Guitar£ 820,- ESP LTD B-15 BLK KIT B-Stock « Electric Bass GuitarESP LTD B-15 BLK KIT B-Stock, Electric Bass Guitar£ 139,- ESP LTD B-205 SM NS « Electric Bass GuitarESP LTD B-205 SM NS, Electric Bass Guitar£ 438,- ESP LTD B-55 BK « Electric Bass GuitarESP LTD B-55 BK, Electric Bass Guitar£ 273,- ESP LTD B-55 BK B-WARE « Electric Bass GuitarESP LTD B-55 BK B-WARE, Electric Bass Guitar£ 234,- Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V MN CHP « Electric Bass GuitarFender American Elite Jazz Bass V MN CHP, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.995,- Fender American Pro Jazz Bass V RW 3TS « Electric Bass GuitarFender American Pro Jazz Bass V RW 3TS, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.599,- Fender Player Jazzbass V PF 3TS « Electric Bass GuitarFender Player Jazzbass V PF 3TS, Electric Bass Guitar£ 675,- Franz Bassguitars Wega 5-str Euro Esche MN « Electric Bass GuitarFranz Bassguitars Wega 5-str Euro Esche MN, Electric Bass Guitar£ 3.780,- Ibanez Soundgear Premium SR1825 NTL « Electric Bass GuitarIbanez Soundgear Premium SR1825 NTL, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.214,- Ibanez SR30TH5PIIFNL « Electric Bass GuitarIbanez SR30TH5PIIFNL, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.159,- Ibanez SR875 BRG « Electric Bass GuitarIbanez SR875 BRG, Electric Bass Guitar£ 694,- Ibanez Talman TMB605 NT « Electric Bass GuitarIbanez Talman TMB605 NT, Electric Bass Guitar£ 537,- Lakland Skyline 5501 RW B « Electric Bass GuitarLakland Skyline 5501 RW B, Electric Bass Guitar£ 867,- Lakland Skyline 5502C MN PW « Electric Bass GuitarLakland Skyline 5502C MN PW, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.544,- Ormsby Bass GTR 5 Dragon Burst « Electric Bass GuitarOrmsby Bass GTR 5 Dragon Burst, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.518,- Ormsby Bass GTR 5 Violent Crumble « Electric Bass GuitarOrmsby Bass GTR 5 Violent Crumble, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.518,- Sandberg Basic Ken Taylor 5-String NAT IMB « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg Basic Ken Taylor 5-String NAT IMB, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.822,- Sandberg Basic VM 5-String Zebra 3-tone « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg Basic VM 5-String Zebra 3-tone, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.345,- Sandberg California Supreme TM5 « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg California Supreme TM5, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.714,- Sandberg California TM5 OF VW HCA « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg California TM5 OF VW HCA, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.648,- Sandberg California TM5 RW 3TSB Block « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg California TM5 RW 3TSB Block, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.511,- Sandberg California TM5 RW 3TSB SA « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg California TM5 RW 3TSB SA, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.514,- Sandberg California TM5 RW TB « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg California TM5 RW TB, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.301,- Sandberg California TM5 Soft Aged RW CRM « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg California TM5 Soft Aged RW CRM, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.588,- Sandberg California VM2 5-str. PF BLK « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg California VM2 5-str. PF BLK, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.585,- Sandberg California VM5 Hardcore Aged RW BLK « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg California VM5 Hardcore Aged RW BLK, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.596,- Sandberg California VM5 RW NAT « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg California VM5 RW NAT, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.214,- Sandberg Classic Booster 5-String Blackburst Matt « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg Classic Booster 5-String Blackburst Matt, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.095,- Sandberg Classic Booster 5-String GP « Electric Bass GuitarSandberg Classic Booster 5-String GP, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.735,- Squier Affinity Jazz Bass V BK « Electric Bass GuitarSquier Affinity Jazz Bass V BK, Electric Bass Guitar£ 241,- Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH V « Electric Bass GuitarSquier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH V, Electric Bass Guitar£ 430,- Dingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 BK « Electric Bass GuitarDingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 BK, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.692,- Dingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 DMW « Electric Bass GuitarDingwall NG-3 Combustion 5 DMW, Electric Bass Guitar£ 1.692,-

5-String Bass Guitars

The electric bass guitar is primarily responsible, together with the drums for the Groove in a band. Ever since Jaco Pastorius, Jack Bruce, Marcus Miller and Flea it's clear that the Electric Bass plays in the front row. Therefore, bass players can now draw from a similar sized pool of bass guitars as their guitar playing counterparts. Besides the classic 4-string bass, 5 and 6-string basses are becoming increasingly popular. The 'normal' four-string electric bass guitar is exactly one octave lower than a guitar tuned: E, A, D, G.


Short Scale Bass
The Short Scale Bass has a relatively short neck. This is generally easier to play because the frets are closer together and you do not have spread the fingers as much as along scale bass which makes it ideal for children and adolescents. The sound is softer and rounder and therefore used to be accused of these basses that they do not have as much "oomph" as the big bass. But thanks to modern pickup technology this is history.

Long scale Bass
The Long Scale Bass has a much longer neck and thus offers a harder sound. In addition, the weight distribution is slightly better in the long scale basses and they are rarely top-heavy. Those who consider tormenting their left hand a bit, should in any case try long scale bass playing.

Otherwise, the same rules apply as for the guitar when buying a Bass. It should feel good in your hands and not too heavy. The string action must not be too high and the bass should still have good easy playability in the higher frets. Even if you yourself can't yet play, take the instrument in your hands and plays a few notes. The first impression usually does not deceive.