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$179.99

Ibanez Gsrm20 Mikro Short-Scale Bass Guitar Black
"Having trouble fitting in? If it's because you're pierced and tattooed and attend a prepped out conservative school far from urban areas, we can't help you. If it's because you need a smaller bass for the tour bus or running scales in cramped quarters, w

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$1699.99

Fender Tony Franklin Fretless Precision Bass Black
"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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$1124.99

Fender Road Worn '60S Jazz Bass 3-Color Sunburst
"Fender's Road Worn '60s Jazz Bass, like classic cars or your favorite T-shirt, shows that some things just get cooler with age. It's especially true of electric basses, and this roughed-up Jazz bass is designed to exude that same unmistakable mojo they d

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$999.99

Fender Road Worn '50S Precision Bass Fiesta Red
"The Fender Road Worn '50s Precision Bass, like a classic car or your favorite T-shirt, shows that some things just get cooler with age. It's especially true of electric basses. This well-worn Fender Precision Bass is designed to exude that same unmistaka

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$379.99

Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V 5-String Electric Bass Guitar 3-Color Sunburst
"The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Active V is a value-priced 5-string version of a Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass. This Deluxe Jazz Bass has the look and tone that everyone knows and loves, but adds hot-rodded electronics, including active preamp circuitry, a pickup

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$799.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass
"The Schecter Stiletto Studio-4 Bass Guitar is a sleek, sexy, sharp-looking bass loaded with features that count. Neck-thru construction gives it excellent sustain. A mahogany body gives it tone and resonance. EMG-Hz pickups and active 3-band tone circuit

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$429.00

Esp Ltd B-155Dx 5-String Bass Guitar See-Thru Blue
"The ESP LTD B-155DX Electric Bass from the B series features stunning beveled edges along the sides, an elongated upper horn and short lower horn, as well as a shapely headstock. Just like it's close relatives in the B series, the B-155DX is a short-scal

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$659.00

Italia Imola Electric Bass Guitar Tobacco Sunburst
"Featuring a korina wood body and a maple neck, the Imola bass sounds as great as it looks. Lots of tonal options from the Wilkinson pickups, and plays great. Case sold separately.Body: Korina woodNeck: MaplePickups: WBBC Wilkinson bass bridge, WBJ Wilkin

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$799.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Fretless Bass Satin Honey
"The Schecter Stiletto Studio-4 Fretless Bass Guitar is a sleek, sexy, sharp-looking bass loaded with features that count. Neck-thru construction gives it excellent sustain. A mahogany body gives it tone and resonance. EMG-Hz pickups and active 3-band ton

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$799.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass Satin Honey
"The Schecter Stiletto Studio-4 Bass Guitar is a sleek, sexy, sharp-looking bass loaded with features that count. Neck-thru construction gives it excellent sustain. A mahogany body gives it tone and resonance. EMG-Hz pickups and active 3-band tone circuit

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$859.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-8 Bass Satin Honey
"The Schecter Stiletto Studio-8 Bass Guitar is a sleek, sexy, sharp-looking bass loaded with features that count. Its doubled strings give it a unique, rich sound while maple and walnut neck-thru construction gives it excellent sustain. A mahogany body gi

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$199.00

Dean Custom Zone 4-String Bass Guitar Fluorescent Pink
"The Dean Zone Bass Guitar is an unruly axe with shocking colors and a sensuous basswood body. The maple fingerboard color matches the body and has black block markers and 20 frets. Split pickups and black hardware. No one can say you have ""just another

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$199.00

Dean Evo Xm Bass Mahogany
"The Dean EVO XM Bass is a killer axe--light and easy on the shoulder and its 30"" scale neck plays fast and is particularly comfortable for switch-hitting guitarist/bassists. Dual humbuckers give it plenty of output.Case sold separately.Bolt-on neck Soli

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$639.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass Satin Vampire Red
"Punchy, modern tone jumps out from EMG HZ pickups, a massive S-TEK bridge, and active 12dB EQ. Maple/walnut laminate neck with rosewood fretboard is joined to the mahogany body with six bolts for rock-solid stability. Figured maple top, diamond fretboard

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$199.00

Dean Z Metalman 4-String Bass Black
"The Dean Z Metalman Bass leaves no doubt as to the kind of music you intend to play. Its radical body shape and headstock, black-on-black look, and the high-output soapbar humbucker mounted practically on the bridge says its a metal bass all the way.Case

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$799.99

Sterling By Music Man Ray35 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural
"The Sterling RAY35 5-string bass guitar features a select solid swamp ash body for percussive lows, subtle mids, and expansive highs. Lightweight swamp ash brings out the nuances and clarity that MusicMan basses are known for. Combined with a MusicMan-de

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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.