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F-Bass BN5 5-String Bass, Roasted Maple Neck & Fretboard, Solid Black Matte

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F-Bass BN5 5-String Bass, Roasted Maple Neck & Fretboard, Solid Black Matte

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Innovation, ease of use, and versatility is the name of the game for today's top session players and bass enthusiasts, including for those of us here at the shop, and those are some of the qualities F-Bass has brought to the forefront with the 5-string BN5 series bass.

This gorgeous bass has a "blackout" look, with black hardware and a Solid Black Matte finish that contrasts nicely against the striking roasted maple fretboard. This instrument looks incredibly sleek, almost like a futuristic sports car.

In addition to the bass' handmade craftsmanship, the attention to detail can be seen in the ergonomic improvements, from the easy-playing neck profile to the innovative new body shape that improves balance and eliminates neck heaviness. We also dug how the 34.5" scale length feels no different tension-wise than a 34" in our hands but the low B string still remains tight and punchy. 

The versatile stacked single-coil pickups, which are individually fully hum-canceling, provide a rock-solid tonal foundation that your mixing engineer will love as much as you do. The pickups pack a serious punch used individually or together. The neck sounds huge with plenty of bark while still able to sit nicely on a recording, while the bridge pickup can stay tight, punchy, and present in a live mix. And even if that wasn't enough, the extremely flexible active preamp can achieve any amount of tone-shaping you need. We also appreciate the controls to split the pickups into true single-coils or bypass the active preamp if desired.

For a truly world-class instrument that will serve you more than well both live and in the studio, this F-Bass BN5 checks every box!



  • Model: BN5
  • Color: Solid Black Matte
  • Body: Ash
  • Finish: Sheen


  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Fretboard: Roasted Maple
  • Neck: Roasted Maple
  • Scale: 34.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.75"
  • Frets: 22
  • Fretboard Radius: 10" - 16" Compound
  • Headstock: Solid Black Matte


  • Pickups: F-Bass Hum-Cancelling Stacked Single-Coils
  • Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume (p/p for coil-split), Tone (p/p for active/passive), Bass Boost, Mid Boost, Treble Boost
  • Preamp: F-Bass 9v 3-Band EQ


  • Bridge: A-Style - 19mm String Spacing
  • Tuners: F-Bass 20:1 Ratio
  • Hardware Finish: Black


  • Case: F-Bass Heavy Duty Gig Bag
  • Instrument Weight: 10 lbs
  • Serial #: 811123


Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for F-Bass. This BN5 is 100% brand-new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Along with our in-stock inventory, we can custom order any F-Bass you'd like. Please don't hesitate to reach out and we'll help get your dream bass into your hands.