5-String Addition


From the production point, 5-string means that necks, bodies, pickups, bridges and pickguards differ from our 4-string standard. We cannot apply our regular modular production process to 5-string basses but need to build them individually and regret that we have to add an upcharge. Upside: You get to choose your headstock layout at no extra cost. The delivery time of 5-String Addition is also added to your configurator delivery time. 
Bottom line: More work for us, therefore a higher price and longer wait for you, but same build quality and, oh boy, same 1000 millivolt sound!
Bridge: GOTOH 205B-5: Steel base plate, brass saddles, 18 mm string spacing, mounting holes on all corners of the base plate plus gideways for stabilizing the saddles sideways. Read here why we consider these features important. Many other bridges are available on request.
Nut: 45,72 mm (1.8″) Graph Tech, available in off-white or black. 
Frets: our 5ers come with 21 frets.
Pickguard: Not all 4-string colors may be available on 5-string basses.
Strings: D’Addario EXL nickel roundwounds of 45-65-80-100-135 gauge. Many other strings are available against upcharge, choose them from the world’s largest string assortment at Thomann and e-mail us.
Ordering your 5-string bass
Build a 4-string bass in the CONFIGURATOR and add to cart. Return to this page to select your headstock layout and pickup color. Then add 5-String Addition to your cart, check out and sit back, we’ll take care of everything else.
  • (Tuning machine orientation, see pictures of 2+3 and 4+1 layout below)

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  • Select the color of your pickup cover. Branded white is not avaibale for 5-string pickups.

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Delivery time: adds 1 to 4 weeks to configurator delivery period

5-String Upcharge

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2+3 Headstock

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5-String Addition
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