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$899.99

Ibanez Srf700 Portamento 4-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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$549.99

Yamaha Trbx505 5-String Premium Electric Bass Transparent Brown Rosewood Fretboard
"The TRBX505 can be described in one simple word - tone. Premium mahogany construction and an ultra-musical active/passive pre-amp design deliver the flexibility and sheer tonal quality to allow you to sculpt the perfect sound for your music.The TRBX feat

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$299.99

Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass Pj Lake Placid Blue
"Squier gives you the best of both bass worldsPrecision and Jazzwith the Vintage Modified Precision Bass PJ. Its sleek Precision Bass form features the sonically powerful and tonally versatile combination of a punchy Fender-designed split single-coil Prec

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$249.00

Tobias Toby Deluxe-Iv Electric Bass Transparent Black
"Epiphone is proud to reintroduce the classic bass that players have been waiting for, the Toby Deluxe IV. With its roots in the original designs introduced over 10 years ago, the ""Toby"" brought real innovation to modern bass players. And now, Epiphone

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$299.99

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Olympic White
"Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass delivers great traditional Jazz Bass style and performance, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim ""C""-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a 9.5""-radius rosewood fingerbo

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$599.99

Fender Standard Jazz Bass Guitar Candy Apple Red 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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$449.99

Squier Vintage Modified Bass Vi 3-Color Sunburst
"Squier brings you the welcome return of a long-vanished Fender classic in the deeply satisfying form of the Vintage Modified Bass VI six-string bass that delivers excellent low end. Although it's called a six-string bass it has the feel of a baritone gui

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$799.00

Prs Se Kingfisher Electric Bass Guitar Tortoise Shell
"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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$1999.99

Fender American Vintage '58 Precision Bass 3-Color Sunburst Maple Fingerboard
"The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars and basses that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the

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$299.99

Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Precision Bass 3-Color Sunburst
"Squier proudly presents its first-ever fretless Precision Bass model, the sleek Vintage Modified Precision Bass Fretless. It delivers the knockout punch of a Fender-designed split single-coil Precision Bass pickup, combined with the deliciously slippery

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$199.99

Yamaha Trbx174 Electric Bass Guitar Blue Metallic
"The TRBX174 represents a price breakthrough for the TRBX range, yet the quality is everything you'd expect from a Yamaha bass.You're the bedrock of your music. You need an instrument with the strength and power to perform. That instrument must give you t

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$199.00

Tobias Toby Standard-Iv Electric Bass Ebony
"Epiphone is proud to reintroduce the classic bass that players have been asking for, the Toby Standard IV. With its roots in the original designs introduced over 10 years ago, the ""Toby"" brought real innovation to bassists hungry for something that ref

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$749.00

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

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$749.00

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

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$649.99

G&L Tribute Sb2 Electric Bass Guitar Gloss White Rosewood Fretboard
"When Leo Fender launched the G&L SB-2 bass in 1982, he packed his latest innovations in pickup and bridge design into a straightforward, hard-working bass. If you prefer a less-is-more aesthetic but hunger for something meatier, the SB-2 is just the

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$549.00

Esp Ltd Stream-204 Electric Bass Guitar Tobacco Sunburst
"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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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.