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$199.99

Yamaha Rbx170y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Old Violin Sunburst
"Yamaha crafts the RBX170 Bass with a solid basswood body, versatile electronics, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, chrome tuners and bridge, dual classic-style pickups, and passive tone controls. Case sold separately.Neck Shape: C Wood: Maple Neck jo

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$849.99

G&L Tribute L2500 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Blue Burst Rosewood Fretboard
"When Leo Fender launched the G&L L-2000 bass in 1980, it was clear he was ready to make history all over again. Never before had such a wide range of tones come from a single bass, and today the L-2500 packs all the features of the latest L-2000 into

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$949.99

Ibanez Srf705 Portamento 5-String Fretless Electric Bass Flat Brown Burst Rosewood Fretboard
"Over 25 years ago, the SR established Ibanez as the leader in innovative bass building. Throughout the years, Ibanez made fretless versions of this classic for a limited number of esteemed Ibanez artists. Now, the Ibanez Bass Workshop makes this much sou

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$599.99

Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar Black Gloss Maple Fretboard
"The Fender Standard Jazz Bass has the classic offset, contoured alder body with standard pickups and controls for definitive J Bass sound. The maple neck has a modern C profile, comfortable gloss finish, maple fretboard, and 20 medium jumbo frets. Chrome

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$599.99

Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar Arctic White Gloss Maple Fretboard
"The Fender Standard Jazz Bass has the classic offset, contoured alder body with standard pickups and controls for definitive J Bass sound. The maple neck has a modern C profile, comfortable gloss finish, maple fretboard, and 20 medium jumbo frets. Chrome

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$199.00

Luna Guitars Tattoo Long Scale Electric Bass
"Companions to Luna's Apollo Tattoo, Peace and Henna electric guitars, these Tattoo basses combine quality, style and affordability. The tattoo design is laser etched with an open pore finish, so the player can feel the design.With this long-scale version

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$749.99

G&L Tribute M2000 4-String Electric Bass Blueburst Rosewood Fretboard
"Three decades ago, the G&L L-2000 bass served notice that company founder Leo Fender was ready to disrupt the status quo. The bold, brash L-2000 has always been an exhilarating experience for players with the skill to pull it off. Now the new M-2000

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$549.00

Esp Ltd Stream-204 Electric Bass Guitar Black
"The ESP Stream-204 electric bass rocks a mahogany body, a thin-U maple neck, 34"" scale and 21 extra-jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard. And a pair of active ESP designed SB-4 bridge and neck pickups pushes all your earth-rumbling notes down the signa

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$1099.00

Reverend Mercalli 5 Fm 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Turquoise Flame Maple
"Big and deep is one thing. Add clarity and that elusive vintage warmth meet the Mercalli 5. We pulled it off by using a five-piece neck, lock down bridge, and innovative passive pickups. This earthshaker delivers strong fundamental notes on the low B wit

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$599.99

Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar Black Gloss Maple Fretboard
"The Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar delivers the sound, look, and feel today's bass players demand. The Fender Standard Precision features that classic P-Bass old-school design. Each Precision Bass boasts contemporary features and refinements that

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$4000.00

Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Relic La Cabronita Boracho Bass Guitar Black
"The Limited Edition Relic La Cabronita Boracho Bass Guitar is the latest addition to Fender's ever-growing dysfunctional Cabronita family of misfits. Make no mistake, this bass has the thump of its predecessor the ""Porasso"" and the looks of its sister

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$799.00

Prs Se Kingfisher Electric Bass Guitar Natural
"The SE Kingfisher bass is the latest bass designed and built by the legendary PRS Guitars. The PRS SE Kingfisher 4-string bass delivers the craftsmanship and playability that only PRS can. It features premium tonewoods and electronics to create an extrem

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$3499.99

Warwick German Streamer Cv Electric Bass Black Stain High Polish
"Which top-of-the-line Warwick is right for you? Maybe the Streamer CV 4. The CV series is for players who prefer a flatter fretboard radius than most Warwicks, a bolt-on neck to a neck-through, and a passive pickup and EQ system to an active one. It is r

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$599.99

Fender St&Ard Jazz Bass Guitar Lake Placid Blue Gloss Maple Fretboard
"The Fender Standard Jazz Bass has the classic offset, contoured alder body with standard pickups and controls for definitive J Bass sound. The maple neck has a modern C profile, comfortable gloss finish, maple fretboard, and 20 medium jumbo frets. Chrome

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$379.99

Squier Deluxe Dimension Bass V Maple Fingerboard Five-String Electric Bass Guitar Black
"Squier fans can now get the great look, sound and playability of Fenders pro-level Dimension basses in the sleek five-string form of the Squier Deluxe Dimension Bass V. With a comfortable offset body, fast maple neck, single high-output humbucking pickup

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$724.99

Fender Standard 5-String Jazz Bass Guitar Black Rosewood Fretboard
"Professional bassists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Jazz Bass guitar since its 1960 introduction for its rich tone and musical versatility. The Standard 5-String Jazz Bass Guitar combines the best of old and new, with modern single-coil

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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.