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Michael Kelly Element 5Q 5-String Bass Guitar (Aged Cherryburst)

The Element 5Q is the perfect hard-working, every-day, gigging bass guitar.


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Designed with a level of simple elegance that is a nod to vintage, but then tweaked it with a number of thoughtful upgrades to modernize it for the demands of today's player. The body shaping and contours have been evolved for more access and added comfort.

Voiced Specifically for the Element Bass
The pickups, controls, and electronics are another area where extensive testing and enhancements gave us an amazing result. Developed specifically for the MK Element bass line by Rockfield and they have an over-wound classic pickup sonic performance. Blended that with the Element Active Circuit that has been carefully tweaked to provide a modern sonic profile.

Both Passive and Active
Also key to the design is allowing excellent user customization potential using the onboard controls. Those controls include offering you a stacked tone pot with separate treble and bass controls. There is also a blend via a blend knob to sweep from one pickup to the other or varying degrees of each. Also included is a bypass switch allowing you to go from active to a very vintage passive tone with a quick click.

  • Simple elegance that is a nod to vintage
  • Shaped for more access and comfort
  • Blended that with the Element Active Circuit pickups
  • Tweaked to provide a modern sonic profile
  • Excellent user customization potential

Get your Michael Kelly Element 5Q Bass Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Bass Guitar

Michael kelly 5 string bass


Awesome bass good quality and awesome price.



My Holy Grail of 5 Strings


For some time, I was in the market for a 5 string bass, after some debacles with a 4-string bass, primarily forgetting to re-tune the bass after lowering the tuning to get some lower notes. For me, that was the indicator of needing a 5-string. After playing some 5-string basses on the wall in the past, I thought I'd found the one that was available, until one day I found this bass, played it for the first time, and man, it sounds fantastic, I had finally found my holy grail, and ever since then, I've been dying to get my hands on one. This bass is absolutely incredible, the body shape, which is based on a Jazz bass, is comfortable and easy to get used to, a very simple control layout of volume, pickup balancer, and two EQ active preamp with switch, you can get a lot of different sounds out of it. Acoustically, it resonates off the body really well, the hardware feels great, its durable, and well made, the pickups sound awesome, the neck feels great, just a great profile for every style of music. Mark was the one that recommended me this bass after playing with it for a while, and before I left to a retreat with the full band, made the decision to get it, he was very helpful through the process, and ever since then, I've not been able to put it down, it sounds great live, and for practicing at home, and rehearsals, it covers a lot of ground. I will most definitely recommend this to anyone who is in the market for a jazz style 5-string that won't break the bank, but will cover all the ground available. Also, huge thanks to Mark for helping me in my process of getting it, because it's really a great sounding bass, and I dont know what I've would've done if I hadn't picked it up in the first place. Trust me, you won't regret it.





Great sounding bass.......Definitely a keeper!!!!



Element 5Q 5-String Bass Guitar (Aged Cherryburst)

5.0 3


Number Of Frets 21
Scale Length 35"
Nut Width 45mm
Fingerboard Radius 9.5"
Neck Type Bolt On
Neck Wood Rock Maple
Fingerboard Pau Ferro
Body Wood Alder
Top Quilt Maple
Bridge Pickup Rockfield® 5SW (voiced specifically for the Element bass)
Neck Pickup Rockfield® 5SW (voiced specifically for the Element bass)
Tuning Machines MK Die Cast
Orientation Right-Handed
Other Features Element Active Circuit with passive bypass toggle switch
Case/Bag Included No
Series Element Series
Warranty Info:

All Michael Kelly Guitar instruments are backed by a warranty. Instruments purchased in the United States of America after May 1, 2015 are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Michael Kelly warrants solely to the original purchaser of a Michael Kelly instrument if purchased from Michael Kelly directly or from one of the small number of U.S. retailers defined on as authorized dealers.
Michael Kelly warrants that the instrument purchased shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for as long as the instrument is owned by the original purchaser, and until the ownership of the instrument is transferred to another, subject to the limitations described below in this agreement. This warranty is not transferable under any circumstances, and applies to the original owner only, provided the product is purchased as NEW from an authorized Michael Kelly dealer.

That stated warranty is only valid in the country from which your NEW Michael Kelly branded instrument was purchased. This warranty is specifically limited to products purchased in the United States of America and only purchased after May 1, 2015 from a designated dealer authorized by Guruz Media Inc./Michael Kelly Guitars.
In order to validate your warranty, you must register your instrument using the online warranty registration within thirty (30) days at You also must retain your original sales receipt as proof of purchase. In the unlikely event of a warranty claim you will be required to provide a copy of this.

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