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Mtd Kingston Crb 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
"The Kingston CRB 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 incredibly

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Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard
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Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5 String Electric Bass
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Ibanez Sr600 Sr Electric Bass Guitar Walnut Flat
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Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass Olympic White Rosewood Fretboard
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Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass Wine Transparent Rosewood Fretboard
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Axl Badwater Capricorn Electric Bass Guitar Crackle Brown/White
"The Badwater Capricorn electric bass has all of the custom-shop vibe of a vintage bass without the huge price tag. Each bass is hand-distressed with Axl's award-winning Badwater finishes, so every single instrument is one-of-a-kindjust like you!The origi

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Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5 String Electric Bass Black
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Axl Badwater Capricorn Electric Bass Guitar Off White
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Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass Black Maple Fretboard
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Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass Natural Maple Fretboard
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Axl Badwater Capricorn Electric Bass Guitar Brown
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Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass 3-Tone Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard
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Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass Guitar Coral Red
"The Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass delivers the old school vibe you love with the flawless craftsmanship and incredible feel that sets Music Man basses apart. This tricked-out Classic Collection Stingray 5-string bass is just as breathtaking

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Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass Guitar Ivory White
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Music Man Classic Stingray 5 Electric Bass Guitar Classic White
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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.