Five String Bass Guitar

If you are already playing the bass guitar, you probably know the string configuration to be E, A, D, G. In the case of a Five String Bass Guitar however, we add a Low B String. This makes the 5 String Bass Guitar tuning configuration B, E, A, D, G.

The five string bass guitar set up is often favoured by advanced bass guitarists. More often session musicians, who are require slightly more range and flexibility from their basses, choose the five string varient.