5 String Bass and 6 String Bass for versatility
For many bass players, 4 strings is simply not enough. Many musician search for extra range and 5 and 6 string bass guitars offer just that. Often utilising lower strings that allows for deeper tonality which is especially popular with many heavy styles of music, 5 and 6 string basses offer a frequency range not attainable with a regular bass. Other models such as Bass VI can also go the opposite direction, giving bass players higher strings that mirror an electric guitar but an octave lower. This gives players the option of playing low end chords that are generally not achievable on the standard option.