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.

  • Grainger 5 String Bass
  • Grainger 5 String Bass
  • Grainger 5 String Bass
  • Grainger 5 String Bass
  • Grainger 5 String Bass
  • Grainger 5 String Bass

Specifications

Body

Top Wood Carved Figured Maple
Back Wood Mahogany

Neck

Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 34"
Neck Wood Maple
Neck Shape GG 5
Neck Depth At The Nut
25.5/32"
Width of Fretboard at the Body
2 31/32"
Width of Fretboard at the Nut
1 23/32"
Fretboard Wood Maple or Rosewood
Fretboard Inlay Birds

Hardware

Bridge PRS 5-String Bass Bridge
Tuners Bass Tuners
Hardware Type Nickel

Electronics

Treble Pickup GG5
Bass Pickup GG5
Controls PRS/Grainger Active Electronics (2 Push/Pull Volume Knobs & 3 Knob EQ)
Strings .043 - .127

Upgrade Options

10-Top

  • 10-Top Grade Maple Top

Available Colors

    • Antique White

      Antique White

    • Aquamarine

      Aquamarine

    • Black

      Black

    • Black Gold Wrap Burst

      Black Gold Wrap Burst

    • Charcoal Burst

      Charcoal Burst

    • Charcoal Cherry Burst

      Charcoal Cherry Burst

    • Emerald

      Emerald

    • Faded Whale Blue

      Faded Whale Blue

    • Fire Red Burst

      Fire Red Burst

    • Gold Top

      Gold Top

    • Gray Black

      Gray Black

    • McCarty Sunburst

      McCarty Sunburst

    • McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

      McCarty Tobacco Sunburst

    • Orange Tiger

      Orange Tiger

    • Trampas Green

      Trampas Green

    • Violet

      Violet

    • Violet Blue Burst

      Violet Blue Burst

    • Yellow Tiger

      Yellow Tiger

Design & Build Philosophies

Accolades

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

- Premier Guitar

"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

"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

"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

Signature Dealers

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