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As the bass guitar moves in to the 21st Century and the five string bass celebrates its 50th birthday there has never been a better time to make the step up to five string. The five string bass actually makes playing easier, with many extra hand positions available plus the benefit of the extra low notes (on a bass tuned B-G) which is important as so much modern music is written with bass lines requiring notes below E.

Bass Direct have the largest selection of five string basses in the UK, with around 70 basses in stock at any time. We carefully choose instruments that are easy to play, have comfortable necks and many have resonant, lightweight bodies and all have wonderfully clear and balanced notes from high to low. Most are built and designed as five string basses, not four string basses with an extra string added.

Please note this list of new basses is updated every week, however to find out what is in stock from each manufacturer more accurately please click on their name in the left hand menu.


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Up to £500

  1. Cort C5 TAB Ash body, Tobaccoburst, Maple neck, Markbass 3 band eq, RW f/b

  2. Cort B5 Plus OPN Ash body, Wenge neck, 3 band eq, Bartolini pickups

  3. Cort Action V Plus Poplar body, Quilt maple top, maple neck, 3 band eq, Dual coil pickups

  4. Spector Legend Standard 5 Mahogany body, USA Quilt maple top, Trans Blue, Pau ferro f/b, EMGSSD p’up, 2 band eq  SPECIAL OFFER


£501 - £1000

  1. Bass Collection Take Five Jazz - 3 Tone sunburst , Babicz bridge

  2. Cort Rithmic V Walnut top, Alder body, Maple neck, Bartolini pickups,, RW f/b

  3. Cort A5 Plus OPN Maple top, Mahogany body, through neck, Bartolini pickups, 3 band eq, RW f/b

  4. Cort A5+ OPN BC Maple top, Cherry finish, Mahogany body, through neck, Bartolini pickups, 3 band eq, RW f/b

  5. Cort GB75 OPN Ash body, Maple neck, Seymour Duncan J MM pickups, 2 band eq, Maple f/b

  6. Cort GB5 custom Spalted Maple top, Ash body, RW f/b, Seymour Duncan JM pickups, 2 band eq, case - SPECIAL OFFER

  7. Cort A5 Ultra Swamp ash body, Rosewood top, RW f/b, Bartolini pickups, 3 band eq, case

  8. Cort GB75 JH Swamp ash body, Trans Black, Maple f/b, 2 band eq - NEW

  9. G & L M2500 Ash body, Gloss Black, Rosewood f/b, Humbucking pickups, 3 band eq

  10. MTD KZ5 , Trans Cherry, Burl Maple top, Mahogany body, 35” Asymmetric neck, Maple f/b, Dual coil pickup, 3 band preamp

  11. MTD KZ5 , Tobaccoburst, Burl Maple top, Mahogany body, 35” Asymmetric neck, Maple f/b, Dual coil pickup, 3 band preamp

  12. MTD KZ5 , Satin amber, Burl Maple top, Mahogany body, 35” Asymmetric neck, Maple f/b, Dual coil pickup, 3 band preamp

  13. MTD KZ5 , Natural gloss, Burl Maple top, Mahogany body, 35” Asymmetric neck, Maple f/b, Dual coil pickup, 3 band preamp

  14. MTD Saratoga deluxe 5 Honeyburst, flame maple top, 34” Asymmetric neck, RW f/b, JJ pickup, 3 band preamp

  15. MTD Saratoga deluxe 5 Honeyburst, flame maple top, 34” Asymmetric neck, Maple f/b, JJ pickup, 3 band preamp

  16. Spector Legend Classic 5 Alder body, USA Quilt maple top, Tobaccoburst, Pau ferro f/b, EMGSSD p’up, 2 band eq  SPECIAL OFFER B stock

  17. Spector Legend Custom 5 Alder body, USA Quilt maple top, Amber, Pau ferro f/b, EMG p’up, 3 band eq

  18. Spector Coda Pro 5 Alder body, USA Quilt maple top, Blackcherry, Pau ferro f/b, EMG p’up, 2 band eq

  19. Yamaha TRB1005J Alder body, Quilt maple top, Trans Black or Caramel Brown, Pau ferro f/b, Alnico pickups, 3 band



£1001 - £1500

  1. Dingwall Combustion 5  Alder body, Metallic Black, Maple neck and f/b, Neo Pickups, 3 band eq

  2. Dingwall Combustion 5  Alder body, White, Maple neck and f/b, Neo Pickups, 3 band eq

  3. Dingwall Combustion 5  Alder body, Vintageburst, Maple neck and f/b, Neo Pickups, 3 band eq

  4. Dingwall Combustion 5  Swamp ash body, Blackburst, Maple neck and f/b, Neo Pickups, 3 band eq

  5. Dingwall Combustion 5  Swamp ash body, Trans White, Maple neck and f/b, Neo Pickups, 3 band eq

  6. Dingwall Combustion 5  Alder Body, Satin Black, Maple neck and f/b, Neo Pickups, 3 band eq

  7. Lightwave VL5 - Chambered ash body, Flame Maple top, Trans Amber, Matching headstock, Phenolic fb, 34” scale, Optical + piezo p'ups, 2 band preamp, gig bag

  8. Maruszczyk Jake 5a - Ash body, Gloss White, Matching headstock, Ebony fb, Delano p'ups, 2 band Delano preamp, gig bag

  9. Maruszczyk Elwood L5a 24 - Alder body, Flame Maple top, Matching headstock, Blueburst, Pau Ferro fb, Delano pickups, 3 band Delano preamp, gig bag

  10. Maruszczyk Elwood L5a 24 - Alder body, Flame Maple top, Matching headstock,, Maple fb, Delano P/MM pickups, 3 band Delano preamp, gig bag

  11. Maruszczyk Elwood L5p - Chambered Alder body, Gloss white, Gloss white fingerboard, Aguilar 60s pickups, Hipshot hardware.

  12. MTD AG5 Purpleburst, Burl maple top, 35” Asymmetric neck, Purpleheart f/b, Bartolini pickups, 3 band preamp

  13. MTD ZX 5 Cherryburst, Burl maple top, 35” Asymmetric neck, Maple f/b, Bartolini pickups, 3 band preamp

  14. Sandberg Basic KT5 - Ash body, natural satin, RW fb, active 2 band eq, 34” scale, MM p'ups, gig bag

  15. Sandberg California II TT5 - Alder body, Gloss White, Maple f/b, 2 band eq, JJ p'ups, gig bag

  16. Sandberg California II TT5 - Alder body, Satin Brownburst, Maple f/b, 2 band eq, JJ p'ups, gig bag

  17. Sandberg California II V5 - Alder body, Gloss Black, Maple f/b, 2 band eq, P p'ups, gig bag

  18. Xotic XJ1 Pro, Swamp ash body, 3 tone sunburst, Maple f/b, JJ pickups, 3 band eq



£1501 - £2000

  1. Mayones Jabba 5 custom Ash body, Trans Blue, maple /neck. Rosewood f/b, Aguilar pickups, 2 band eq

  2. Mayones Jabba 5 custom Ash body, Poplar Burl top, maple /neck. Rosewood f/b, Aguilar pickups, 2 band eq

  3. Mayones Jabba 5 classic Ash body, Trans Black, maple /neck. Rosewood f/b, Aguilar pickups, 2 band eq

  4. Mayones Jabba 5 classic Ash body, Carnival Red, maple /neck. Pau Ferro f/b, Aguilar pickups, 2 band eq

  5. Musicman Stingray 5H Ash body, Firemist purple, maple /neck. maple f/b, 3 band eq

  6. Sandberg California II TM 5 - Alder, 3 tone sunburst, hard core aged, rw fb, pearl blocks, 2 band eq, J/MM p’ups

  7. Sandberg California II VM2 5 - Swamp ash body, Gloss Blackburst, RW fb, blocks, active 2 band eq, MM p’ups

  8. Sandberg California II VM2 5 - Mahogany body, Quilted Maple top, RW fb, blocks, active 2 band eq, MM p’ups

  9. Sandberg California II VT2 5 - Mahogany body, Quilt maple top, 34” RW fb, Pearl Blocks, active 2 band eq, PM p’ups

  10. Sandberg California II DK Marlowe - Vibration treated alder body, Aged black finish top, 34” RW fb, custom pickups

  11. Spector Euro 5 LX Alder body, Poplar Burl top, Natural, Pau ferro f/b, Aguilar p’up, 2 band eq

  12. Spector Euro 5 LX Alder body, Flame maple top, Natural, Pau ferro f/b, Aguilar p’up, 2 band eq



£2001 - £2500

  1. Maruszczyk Paddock 5a 24 - Ash body, Ziricote top, Matching headstock, Pau Ferro fb, 34” scale, Delano p'ups, 3 band Delano preamp, gig bag

  2. Mayones Comodous Classic Ash body, Poplar top, maple /neck. Pau Ferro f/b, Aguilar DCB pickups, 3 band eq

  3. Mayones Patriot Classic Ash body, Flame maple top, wenge/paduk. Wenge f/b, Aguilar Super Double pickups, Mayo 3 band eq

  4. Roscoe Century PJ std+ 5  Swamp ash body, Metallic Surf green, BEM f/b, Aguilar P/J p’ups

  5. Vigier Arpege IV 5 Alder body, Flame maple top, Burgundy, 90/10 Maple/Graphite neck, Dual 3 band eq, hard case, B Stock

  6. Xotic XP 5, Swamp ash body, Natural, Maple f/b, Xotic pickups, 3 band eq

  7. Yamaha NE 2 Alder body, Gloss White, Ebony f/b, Custom P/J pickups, 3 band eq, Piezo bridge.



£2501 - £3000

  1. Maruszczyk Sputnik 5 - Ash body, Cocobolo top, Matching headstock, Pau Ferro fb, 34” scale, Bassculture p'ups, 3 band Delano preamp, gig bag

  2. Musicman Stingray 5H 40th Anniversary Ash body, Vintage White, Roasted flame maple /neck. maple f/b, 3 band eq

  3. MTD AG5 , Trans Purple, Burl Maple top, Alder body, 35” Asymmetric neck, Maple f/b, Bartolini Dual coil pickup, 3 Bartolini band preamp

  4. Roscoe Century PJ std+ 5  Alder body, Flame maple top, cherryburst, RW f/b, Aguilar P/J p’ups

  5. Roscoe Century MM std 5  Alder body, tobaccoburst, maple f/b, Bartolini MM pickups

  6. Spector Forte Helium 5 Sycamore body, Satin black, Maple through-neck, EMG pickup, 2 band eq

  7. Vigier Passion IV 5 Alder body, Flame maple top/back, Black, 90/10 Maple/Graphite neck, Dual 3 band eq, hard case,

  8. Yamaha NE 2 Alder body, Gloss Black, Ebony f/b, Custom P/J pickups, 3 band eq, Piezo bridge.


£3001 +

  1. Dingwall Lee Sklar Candy Purple  Alder/Ash body, Maple neck and f/b, Super Fatty pickups, 3 band eq

  2. Dingwall Z3 5  Ash body, Quilt maple top, trans white, Ziracote f/b, Neo Pickups, Speedo bars

  3. Elrick Evo Gold 5, Swamp ash body, Buckeye burl top, Natural, Maple f/b, Wenge f/b, Bartolini pickups and 3 band eq

  4. Pedulla MVP5 - 3A quilted maple body, Arctic Blue, Ebony f/b, Bartolini p'ups and eq,

  5. Roscoe LG5 Custom - Spanish cedar body, Spalted maple top, Paduk f/b, Bartolini p'ups and 3 band eq, case

  6. Ken Smith BSR 5 TN Crotched Walnut top/Back, Flame maple core, Ebony f/b, Dual p'ups and 3 band eq, case

  7. Ken Smith BSR 5 TNV Crotched Walnut top/Back, Flame maple core, Ebony f/b, Dual p'ups and 3 band eq, case

  8. Spector NS5XL 4A Quilt maple body, Trans Black cherryburst, Maple through-neck, Birds eye maple f/b, Aguilar Super Doubles pickup, Aquilar OBP3 preamp

  9. Spector NS5XL Helium 4A Quilt maple body, Satin natural, redwood body, Maple through-neck, Birds eye maple f/b, EMG pickups and Hazlabs preamp



Five/Six String - The Bass Direct ERB (Extended range bass) Philosophy:

Since the 1980s the five string and more recently six, seven, eight etc string bass has appeared on the scene. Initially thought of as a bit of a gimmick the five string bass especially has now become almost a standard with many players who see its benefits. With so much contemporary music now using bass lines well below the standard four string E, unless you chose to use dropped tuning it can be difficult to get the right notes. But - it is not all about the extra five notes. With a tight a useable B string you can play many more positions between the 5th and 12th fret which open up a huge array of new positions and bass lines available to you.


There has been a huge amount of R&D done by various manufactures as to how to get this thicker/heavier string to work in conjunction with the other strings in order for it to be useable and sound like it belongs on the same bass as the other strings! We believe that this can only be achieved where a bass has been designed as an ERB/five string bass from the outset as the whole instrument has to be made more carefully and with more attention to detail in order to allow the string to work properly. This is achieved by improving the neck stiffness/strength and how well the neck fits in the body, as well as improved pickups and electronics.


The ERB basses we sell all excel in these departments; many being hand made, the attention to detail and craftsmanship allows the strings to sound even across the range; from the lowest note to the highest note. If you truly want to use the low B all the way up and down the neck, which can make your playing a lot easier, then we strongly suggest that you try some of our basses to see just how well they work.


Please note; these are the opinions of Bass Direct and in no way affect other manufacturers.


5 (FIVE) String Bass Guitar Stock :: Musicman, Fender, Warwick, Yamaha, Roscoe, Nordstrand, Jazz, Stringray, Precision, Thumb, Active, Passive, Humbuckers, Single coil, Birmingham, Coventry, Worcester, Leicester :: UK for sale, Bass Direct

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