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$1999.99

Fender American Vintage '58 Precision Bass White Blonde 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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$769.99

Sterling By Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar Ruby Red Burst Maple
"The iconic StingRay bass continues to dominate stages and studios around the world. The no nonsense design, the tones from the 3-band preamp and pickup, the ash body, the familiar oval pickguard has supported the most important music of our generation. N

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$199.99

Yamaha Rbx170y 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Black
"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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$599.99

Sterling By Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar Stealth Black
"The iconic StingRay bass continues to dominate stages and studios around the world. The no nonsense design, the tones from the 3-band preamp and pickup, the ash body, the familiar oval pickguard has supported the most important music of our generation. N

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$319.99

Sterling By Music Man Ray5 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Satin Blue Rosewood
"The S.U.B. Series family of instruments introduce a new level of quality, features and value for the beginning or intermediate player. Part of the esteemed Music Man & Sterling by Music Man family of instruments, Music Man feels all players should ha

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$399.99

Yamaha Trbx305 5-String Electric Bass Mist Green Rosewood Fretboard
"Yamaha's TRBX300 is built around a simple principle - your performance. The perfectly balanced, ultra-comfortable solid mahogany body with a fast, ultra-comfortable 5-piece maple and mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard provides the optimum tonal found

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$2199.99

Ibanez Prestige Sr5000 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural
"The Ibanez Prestige Series embodies over 40 years of dedication to building high-quality electric guitars and basses for the discriminating musician. Instruments bearing the Prestige moniker represent the pinnacle of Japanese luthiery and are proudly pla

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$349.99

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77 Black
"Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77 returns you to the age of funk and the dawn of punk with sleekly offset agathis (Black and three-color sunburst finishes) and soft maple (Amber finish) bodies, dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim ""C""-shaped m

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$249.00

Tobias Toby Deluxe-Iv Electric Bass Transparent Red
"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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$2695.00

Ns Design Cr4 Fretless Electric Bass Guitar Satin Amber
"NS-CR Bass GuitarMeticulously crafted in the Czech Republic, the Radius Bass Guitar embodies a breadth of experience, insight, and design brilliance that only Ned Steinberger can bring. His approach to the Radius, as with every new instrument, was to re-

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$769.99

Sterling By Music Man Ray34ca Classic Active Electric Bass Guitar Silver Metallic
"The Classic Active Series basses deliver old school vibe and looks for the vintage enthusiast. Lightweight slab bodies (no belly or forearm contours). The glossy amber tinted neck features a narrow 38 mm nut width, 34"" scale and 21 thin vintage style fr

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$1699.99

G&L L-2000 Electric Bass Guitar Royal Purple Metallic
"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 throughout its evolution the iconic L-2000 has continued to win t

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$2299.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 H Neck Through 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst Rosewood
"Ernie Ball has reached a new evolution in design with the debut of its neck through construction Music Man StingRay 5 basses. This legendary bass specializes in producing the burly low end needed to hold down the rhythm section in any band. The StingRay'

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$199.99

Yamaha Trbx174 Electric Bass Guitar Black
"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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$2249.99

Fender American Vintage '64 Jazz Bass 3-Color Sunburst Rosewood 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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$2149.99

Fender American Elite Five String Rosewood Fingerboard Jazz Bass 3-Color Sunburst
"Packed to the gills with Fender's latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass V is an active 5-string bass for the modern bassist who demands cutting-edge tone technology along with timeless style and fast, smooth playing feel. Its ver

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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.