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$1349.00

Esp Ltd Rb-1006 6 String Electric Bass Guitar Honey Natural
"The LTD RB-1006 6-string electric bass rocks a swamp ash body, burled maple solid top, a thin U-shape maple/walnut neck, 34"" scale and 22 extra-jumbo frets on a maple fingerboard. And an Aguilar AG 6J-HC bridge pickup & AG 6P-60 neck pickup push all

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$2299.99

Ibanez Prestige Sr5005 5-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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$624.99

Fender Standard Jaguar Bass Electric Bass Guitar Black
"The Standard series welcomes its first Jaguar Bass model in the lithe form of the Standard Jaguar Bass. Bassists will appreciate the remarkable tonal versatility of its PJ pickup configuration, with a seismic split single-coil Precision Bass middle picku

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$349.99

Ibanez Sr300eb 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Candy Apple Red
"For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. Embraced by bassists over the decades, the iconic series continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics.The SR300EB is a handsome 4-strin

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$1899.99

"Fender American Elite Dimension Bass Iv Hh, Maple, Electric Bass Guitar Natural"
"A new dimension in bass excellence, the American Elite Dimension Bass IV melds our most modern innovations with powerfully punchy tone, sleek style and smooth playing feel to create an unparalleled bass playing experience. Engineered for 21st-century bas

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$449.99

Ibanez Sr375ef 5-String Fretless Electric Bass Brown Burst
"For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. Embraced by bassists over the decades, the iconic series continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics. The SR375EF is a

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$199.99

Ibanez Gsr200b 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Black
"For more than 25 years, Ibanez Soundgear series have given bass players a modern alternative. With its continued popularity, Ibanez is constantly endeavoring to answer the wider needs of a variety of players, at a variety of budgets. But no matter what t

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$799.00

Schecter Guitar Research Diamond-J 5 Plus Five-String Electric Bass Guitar Ivory
"For 2015 Schecter took the Diamond-J shape and redesigned it from the ground up to have a Vintage look while having top of the line electronics, versatile tone possibilities, and modern construction.Starting with the Seymour Duncan Pickups, the Bridge &a

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$499.90

Ibanez Sr405eqm Quilted Maple 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Surreal Blue Burst Gloss
"For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. Embraced by bassists over the decades, the iconic series continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics.The SR405EQM is a handsome 5-stri

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$3199.00

Gibson 2015 Es-Les Paul Semi-Hollow Electric Bass Guitar Gold Top
"The 2015 ES-Les Paul Semi-Hollow bass is a stylish short-scale, semi-hollow bass with classic Les Paul-inspired looks, versatile humbucking pickups, and outstanding playing comfort from rounded 'C' neck with rolled binding.New for 2015, the ES-Les Paul h

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$399.00

Esp Ltd Ec-154 Electric Bass Snow White
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$799.00

Schecter Guitar Research Diamond-J 5 Plus Five-String Electric Bass Guitar Satin Aged Natural
"For 2015 Schecter took the Diamond-J shape and redesigned it from the ground up to have a Vintage look while having top of the line electronics, versatile tone possibilities, and modern construction.Starting with the Seymour Duncan Pickups, the Bridge &a

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$199.99

Ibanez Tmb100 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Black
"The TMB100 gets back to basics and delivers a one-two punch by combining a passive P/J pickup configuration with a retro Ibanez body design for a bass that delivers in looks and sound. Features include a Mahogany body for a warm, punchy tone, a Maple nec

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$199.00

Dean Custom Zone Bass
"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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$1949.99

Fender American Elite Dimension Bass Iv Hh - Rosewood Cayenne Burst
"A new dimension in bass excellence, the American Elite Dimension Bass IV melds our most modern innovations with powerfully punchy tone, sleek style and smooth playing feel to create an unparalleled bass playing experience. Engineered for 21st-century bas

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$179.99

Ibanez Tmb30 Electric Bass Ivory
"While Talman basses normally have the more common 34 long-scale neck, the TMB30 offers a short-scale 30 neck. The shorter neck is often preferred by players of smaller stature who find a long-scale instrument to be unwieldy. It is also a favorite of guit

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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.