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$1999.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 Hh Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard
"The dual humbucker Music Man Sterling is a 5-String Bass similar in shape to the Music Man StingRay, but shorter and narrower. The Sterling also features hot-rodded electronics: active 3-band preamp, 2 Music Man humbucker pickups with hum canceling phant

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$449.00

Steinberger Spirit Xt-25 5-String Standard Bass Black
"The Spirit XT-25 is a 5-string bass guitar featuring the same distinctive body-shape as the award-winning Steinberger XL Series and the trademark headless neck with the patented Double-Ball tuning system. Other features include the patented double-ball S

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$449.00

Steinberger Spirit Xt-2Db Standard Bass With Db-Tuner Black
"The Spirit XT-2DB 4-string bass guitar is a breakthrough for contemporary bassists. It features the patented Steinberger DB-Tuner, which extends the range of the E-string from Eb to B. This electric bass also features a 3-piece, hard maple thru-neck cons

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$769.00

Hofner H500/1-Ct Contemporary Series Violin Bass Guitar Sunburst
"A year after celebrating the 50th anniversary of Walter Hofner's original violin bass, made famous by a certain Beatle who shall remain nameless, they have decided to produce a contemporary version. It has a vintage look that will produce many ""oohs"",

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$559.00

Esp Ltd D-5 5-String Bass Guitar Satin Natural
"The ESP LTD D-5 5-string bass guitar has a natural merbau body and neck-through design complemented by active electronics. The sustain and resonance of the neck-through construction and choice woods are further enhanced by a string-thru-body bridge. Incl

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$199.99

Ibanez Gio Gsr105ex 5-String Bass Guitar Black
"The Gio GSR105EX from Ibanez is a no-frills 5-string bass with a basswood body, 1-piece maple neck, and a PPD5 pickup with Tone knob for dialing in your sound. The Ibanez GSR bass is an incredibly affordable 5-string bass and with its sleek body, it's pe

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$299.99

Ibanez Gio Gsr206 6-String Bass Guitar Black
"The Gio GSR206 from Ibanez is a 6-string bass guitar built with an agathis body, one-piece maple neck, and fitted with chrome hardware. The Gio's Phat-II EQ plus dual volume and tone knobs help you dial in the sound you seek from the DHX-6 pickups.Case s

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$529.00

Esp Ltd B-206Sm 6-String Bass Spalted Maple
"A spalted maple top and ash body combine for beauty and tone on the striking ESP B-206 6 string bass. ESP pickups at the neck and bridge with volume and balance controls are complemented by active 3-band EQ for maximum tone tweakability. 24 XJ frets and

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$2799.99

Hofner 500/2 Club Bass Guitar Sunburst
"In 1956, Walter Hofner had an idea for an amplified semi-acoustic bass. When it was brought to life, his idea resulted in a bass with a warm, woody, double-bass-like amplified tone. Many players revere Hofner basses for their historical significance as w

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$379.00

Epiphone Viola Bass Vs
"This veteran from the British invasion is back without the vintage price tag! Mod looks and warm, bass tone come together as a result of its hollow laminated maple body with a short-scale 30"" maple neck, elegant flamed maple top and dual bass mini-humbu

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$349.00

Epiphone Thunderbird Iv Bass Vintage Sunburst
"The great sound and look of the classic Gibson Thunderbird Alder body with 20-fret, 34"" maple neck and rosewood fingerboard 2-TB-Plus humbuckers, 2 volume, and 1 tone The Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass has a classic shape and a great sound. This streaml

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$349.00

Epiphone Eb-3 Sg Bass Ebony
"In the early 1960s the Kalamazoo factory, home to both Epiphone and Gibson instruments, decided to cease production of the Les Paul guitar. In its place came a radical new guitar design that also influenced the Kalamazoo factory's bass designs. With the

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$659.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom 6 6-String Bass Guitar Satin
"Schecter's Stiletto Custom 6 bass guitar offers extended 6-string range combined with great playability and tone. Features a mahogany body and striking figured maple top. EMG HZ pickups along with volume and blend controls with active 2 band EQ.Case sold

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$1339.00

Mtd Kingston Kz 5-String Bass Tobacco Sunburst Maple
"MTD's Kingston KZ 5-string bass is loaded with reversed split coil humbucking pickups wound to exacting specs and attractively housed under burled maple covers that match the top wood. The active electronics, tuned by Michael Tobias, offer bass, mid and

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$1339.00

Mtd Kingston Kz 5-String Bass Tobacco Sunburst Rosewood
"MTD's Kingston KZ 5-string bass is loaded with reversed split coil humbucking pickups wound to exacting specs and attractively housed under burled maple covers that match the top wood. The active electronics, tuned by Michael Tobias, offer bass, mid and

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$1699.99

Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass 3-Color Sunburst
"The Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass guitar is built with input from the bassist who has played with the Firm, Whitesnake, David Gilmour, and many others.It has an alder body and a modern C-shaped maple neck with an unfinished, unfretted ebony finge

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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.