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Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5 String Electric Bass
"The 5-string Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek, familiar electric bass design. An updated preamp circuit brings deeply exhilarating active and passive tone. Powerful-yet-quiet N3 Noiseless pic

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$669.00

Mtd Kingston Crb 5 String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar
"The Kingston CRB 5-string Fretless electric bass has a carved basswood body that is light in weight, but heavy in tone. This innovative bass has the tried-and-true 34"" scale length with a bolt-on maple neck that has an asymetrical neck profile that is i

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$849.99

Ibanez Btb675 Btb 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural Flat
"The 5-string Ibanez BTB675 Electric Bass unleashes unbelievable sound capabilities, thanks to quality woods, superior construction, and cutting-edge electronics. A solid light ash body with a walnut top offers cool looks backed up by rugged construction.

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$589.00

Mtd Kingston Crb 4-String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar
"The Kingston CRB 4-string Fretless electric bass has a carved basswood body that is light in weight, but heavy in tone. This innovative bass has the tried-and-true 34"" scale length with a bolt-on maple neck that has an asymetrical neck profile that is i

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Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5 String Electric Bass Black
"The 5-string Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek, familiar electric bass design. An updated preamp circuit brings deeply exhilarating active and passive tone. Powerful-yet-quiet N3 Noiseless pic

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$429.99

Kramer Disciple Electric Bass Pearl White
"The Kramer Disciple bass guitar has a sleek double-cutaway mahogany body, a slim taper maple neck with an elliptical profile that is fast and comfortable to play, and a 24-fret ebony fingerboard. An EMG MMCS active pickup with a BTS preamp offer plenty o

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$1749.99

Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass Olympic White Rosewood Fretboard
"The Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek, familiar electric bass. An updated preamp circuit puts out deeply exhilarating active and passive tone. Powerful-yet-quiet N3 Noiseless pickups present mor

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Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass 3-Tone Sunburst
"The Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass is built with modern features that bassists demand, with a newly designed preamp circuit that delivers deeply exhilarating active and passive tones. The Fender P-Bass' powerful-yet-quiet N3 Noiseless pickups pres

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$1799.99

Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5 String Electric Bass
"The 5-string Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek, familiar electric bass design. An updated preamp circuit brings deeply exhilarating active and passive tone. Powerful-yet-quiet N3 Noiseless pic

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$679.00

Mtd Kingston Saratoga 5 String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar
"The Kingston Sarasota 5-string Fretless electric bass has a carved basswood body that is light in weight, but heavy in tone. This innovative bass has the tried-and-true 34"" scale length with a bolt-on maple neck that has an asymetrical neck profile that

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Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass Black Maple Fretboard
"The Fender American Deluxe Precision Bass is built with modern features that bassists demand, with a newly designed preamp circuit that delivers deeply exhilarating active and passive tones. The Fender P-Bass' powerful-yet-quiet N3 Noiseless pickups pres

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Music Man Classic Stingray 4 Electric Bass Guitar Black
"The Music Man Classic StingRay 4 Electric bass delivers the old school vibe you love with the flawless craftsmanship and incredible feel that sets Music Man basses apart. The StingRay 4 is a tricked-out Classic Collection StingRay bass that is just as br

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$529.00

Mtd Kingston Saratoga 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Trans Black
"The Kingston Sarasota 4-string electric bass has a carved basswood body that is light in weight, but heavy in tone. This innovative bass has the tried-and-true 34"" scale length with a bolt-on maple neck that has an asymetrical neck profile that is incre

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$1799.99

Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5 String Electric Bass
"The 5-string Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek, familiar electric bass design. An updated preamp circuit brings deeply exhilarating active and passive tone. Powerful-yet-quiet N3 Noiseless pic

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$1749.99

Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass 3-Color Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard
"The Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek, familiar electric bass. An updated preamp circuit puts out deeply exhilarating active and passive tone. Powerful-yet-quiet N3 Noiseless pickups present mor

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$599.00

Mtd Kingston Saratoga 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
"The Kingston Sarasota 5-string electric bass has a carved basswood body that is light in weight, but heavy in tone. This innovative bass has the tried-and-true 34"" scale length with a bolt-on maple neck that has an asymetrical neck profile that is incre

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Some background on the bass guitar and it's evolution

The bass guitar was invented in the 1930s as an alternative to the stand up double bass that was typically used to create sonorous resonance in jazz and blues, the precursors to rock and roll. The advent of the rock and roll sound, which included loud guitar licks and strums that would overpower the traditional bass lines, meant that the electric bass became a staple for many different artists. The first widely successful basses, of the solid body model that we know today and which include pickups in the composition, went on the market courtesy of Leo Fender in 1951.

Most commonly, a bass guitar will have four strings, tuned E-A-D-G. These strings are set to match the lowest four strings of the standard 6 string, but are tuned one octave lower.

The arrival of the acoustic model

It was originally conceived as an electric instrument, meant to be amplified via an amplifier to give a rhythm and lower line feel to the music being performed. When performing acoustically or on quieter songs, artists would forego the bass altogether or go back to the stand up double bass model. This option was an expensive one, however, since large instruments such as the stand up bass continue to be the most costly and least portable (standard bass guitar cases are about half the size of double bass cases).

In the 1970s, Ernie Ball (a guitar developer well known for designing accessories) designed an acoustic bass that would accompany acoustic performances without drowning out the finer sound of the acoustic guitar. These basses, like their electric counterparts, had a larger body than the acoustic guitars, which means that if you play one you will probably need one of the many bass guitar stands available. Bass guitar pickups for acoustic models are usually piezoelectric or magnetic. Bass guitar pickups are generally encouraged in the acoustic models as the low sounds mean that they are difficult to hear over other instruments when unamplified.

Getting to know alternative basses and available options

Although the four string, fretted model is the most common type, these are by no means the only choices available. Musicians seeking to increase the range of sound in their music have the option of a 5 string bass guitar and (although rarely used) even a six string bass. In the five string model, a low B string is added above the E, while in the six string models a high C is added below the G. Acoustic basses with the added B string are often tuned differently in order to produce a sound that can be heard more readily while played.

Basses can also be purchased with no frets or with semi-fretting. Fretless basses are more akin to their stand-up originators and allow players more options in style of play, as well as a distinct sound created when the string is pressed directly on the wood. Semi-fretting models are very rare.

While bass guitars originally were created with 20 frets, modern basses will typically have 24 frets or more. This allows the artist to increase the range of sound created.