Grainger 5 String Bass

  • Grainger Active Treble & Bass Pickups
  • 34” Scale Length
  • 2 Push/Pull Volume Knobs & 3 Knob EQ
Grainger 5 String Bass

Endless Features For Studio And Stage

Grainger 5 String Bass

“These basses give me everything I need for recording and playing live...all the tone, clarity, power, and feel...everything. They are works of art and great tools for working bassists,” - Gary Grainger

The Grainger 5 is the evolution of our Private Stock Gary Grainger Bass line. As the primary designer of our Private Stock basses, Gary (John Scofield, Dennis Chambers, Frank Gambali, etc.) collaborated with many bass artists, including Wyzard (Mother’s Finest) and Kevin Walker (Justin Timberlake), to create a Core PRS bass with all the character and quality of Gary’s Private Stock models but with a more universal appeal.

SWITCHING

Knobs 1-2 are volume controls and passive/active switch:

Knob 1: Neck pickup volume.
Down = Active, Up = Passive  If this knob is up and Knob 2 is down only the neck pickup (passive) is heard

Knob 2: Bridge pickup volume. 
Down = Active, Up = Passive
If this knob is up and Knob 1 is down only the bridge pickup (passive) is heard.
If both knob 1 and knob 2 are in the up position, both pickups (passive) are heard.


Knobs 3-5 are a 3-band EQ control:

Knob 3: Bass EQ. Functions with pickups in active mode.
Knob 4: Mid EQ. Functions with pickups in active mode.
Knob 5: Treble EQ. Functions with pickups in active mode.

The bass will function passively without batteries as well.

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  • Grainger 5 String Bass
  • Grainger 5 String Bass

Specifications

Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 34"
Neck Wood Maple
Fretboard Wood Rosewood or Maple
Fretboard Inlays Birds
Neck Shape GG 5
Nut Width 1 23/32" wide – 13/16" depth
Width at 12th Fret 2 35/64" wide – 7/8" depth
Bridge Outside String To Outside String 2.84"
Bridge String To String 0.71"
Nut Outside String to Outside String 1.36"
String Gauges 127, 107, 085, 063, 043
Bridge PRS 5 String Bass Bridge
Tuners Bass Tuners
Hardware Type Nickel
Treble Pickup GG 5 Treble
Bass Pickup GG 5 Bass
Controls PRS/Grainger Active Electronics
Top Option 10-Top Flame
Other Option Ramp
Other Option Pickguard
Grainger 5 String Bass

Available Colors

  • Antique White

    Antique White

  • Black

    Black

  • Black Gold Wrap Burst

    Black Gold Wrap Burst

  • Blood Orange

    Blood Orange

  • Champagne Gold Metallic

    Champagne Gold Metallic

  • Charcoal Burst

    Charcoal Burst

  • Faded Whale Blue

    Faded Whale Blue

  • Fire Red Burst

    Fire Red Burst

  • Frost Green Metallic

    Frost Green Metallic

  • Gold Top

    Gold Top

  • Gray Black

    Gray Black

  • Honey

    Honey

  • Jade

    Jade

  • McCarty Sunburst

    McCarty Sunburst

  • McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

    McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

  • Orange Tiger

    Orange Tiger

  • Trampas Green

    Trampas Green

  • Violet

    Violet

Design & Build Philosophies

  • Wood is the foundation of every PRS instrument, so great care is taken in sourcing, cutting, drying, and grading each species of timber used.

  • Neck shapes are paramount to the connection a player feels the moment he or she picks up a guitar. PRS neck shapes are designed for comfort, playability, and stability, so that feeling lasts a lifetime.

  • Stain and finish should do more than help a guitar look good; they should feel good and maximize tone as well. So while PRS is synonymous with beautiful, richly detailed stains, paints, and finishes, the goal is always to use a thin, clear, and hard finish that is durable and does not deaden the instrument’s natural tone and resonance.

  • The bridge is the anchor of the guitar. All PRS bridges are designed to maximize the transfer of the strings’ vibration into the guitar body while providing excellent intonation and functionality.

  • PRS Phase III tuners are designed to maximize the transfer of the strings’ vibration into the guitar while providing excellent tuning precision and stability via the easy to use locking system.

  • As one of the three main contact points of the strings, the nut is essential to the guitar’s tone. PRS uses a proprietary nut material, designed to maximize the guitar’s tonal resonance. PRS nut placement is compensated to provide accurate intonation across the fretboard. All PRS nuts are hand-filed for precise fit and superior playability.

  • A pickup is a transducer that captures the mechanical vibration of a string and converts it into an electrical current. Every component (wire, magnet, bobbin, slugs, etc) affects the sound and interacts differently with instruments and amps, which is why we design and build many distinct pickup models. Nearly all Private Stock and Core pickups are designed and built in our Stevensville, Maryland factory.

  • PRS uses nickel silver fret material for durability and tone. In general, PRS fret wire height has been specified to provide a good platform for both chord/rhythm playing and string bends/lead techniques. PRS fret wire width and hardness is specified to minimize wear, maximize fret life, and support the tone of the instrument. All PRS frets are glued in place to avoid raised or popped frets and are leveled, radiused, and crowned giving the guitar amazing comfort and playability.

  • The final instrument reflects all of the thought, work, and passion that are put into every step of the building process. If all the details are cared for, a guitar can be much more than the sum of its parts.

Accolades

"It's rare to find a U.S.-made instrument that provides this much quality for under $3000.”

- Premier Guitar

"The new PRS bass line is quite impressive, excellent tone for soloing or carrying a band. It goes easily from very nice to very nasty.”

- Wyzard, Mother’s Finest

"I can get everything that I need for recording and playing live; all the tones, clarity, power, feel...everything. It is truly a work of art but also a great tool for the working bassist.”

- Gary Grainger

"Providing the low end groove is my job and the PRS Grainger 5 string model is now my main bass. With a very solid B string and balanced tone this instrument allows me to create any bass tone I need to get the job done.”

- Gene Quade, Sam Grow Band

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