Like you, we're big fans of deep bass. Sweetwater's huge selection of 5-string basses may seem daunting at first, but with classic shapes we all know and love like the Jazz and Stingrays plus dozens more modern and old-school body styles to choose from, you'll easily be able to find your dream bass — a comfortable instrument that fits your style and your budget.
We have 5-string basses in a huge variety of body materials. Our selection includes all of the beloved classics like mahogany, ash and maple. But don’t forget to check out the less traditional but options like Wenge, Box Elder Burl, and others. Same for the neck and fingerboard woods. Whether you’re into traditional favorites like Maple and Rosewood or modern classics like Bubinga and Richlite, your hands will have no problem finding something to grab onto.
Whether you're looking for a bass with a single or double pickup configuration, you'll have your choice of humbucking and single-coil pickups as well as piezo. You can choose from active or passive electronics, as well as hybrid setups. You have your choice of a variety of nut widths and scale lengths. With necks up to 25 frets long, as well as fretless, your fingers have room to roam the higher registers. While there is some debate around whether the instrument’s finish has an effect on tone, what’s not debatable is that your new 5-string will look truly amazing. We offer basses in tons of body finishes like urethane, lacquer, matte and more. And if you’re a lefty, don’t fret. We have 5-string bass guitars for you, too.
Whether you’re looking for a 5-string take on a classic, or a more modern shape, you’ll find the look and feel that fits you. Kitted out with awesome features like active electronics and multiple pickup configurations, you’ve got an insane level of control over your tone.
Are you ready to embark on the ultimate tone quest but need a little help finding the trailhead? No problem — we’re happy to be your guide. Give us a call and let’s talk instruments. Our Sales Engineers know basses and are here to help you navigate the ocean of features and characteristics. We’ll help you zero in on what’s important to you in a 5-string bass guitar, and get your awesome axe into your hands so you can get back to Job One: making music. Learn More
Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. They are available to offer you personalized product advice any time you need it.