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$419.00

Danelectro '58 Longhorn Bass Electric Bass Guitar Black
"First made in 1958, this uniquely shaped short-scale bass with its extreme double cutaways give you ample room to groove and its lightweight laminate construction make it even easier to play for hours on end. Heard on countless recordings, this newest in

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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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$719.00

Schecter Guitar Research Riot-8 Session 8-String Electric Bass Satin Aged Natural
"The 8-string Riot-8 Session is part of Schecter's new Session series. These basses feature classic looks thanks to the aged natural satin finish on a swamp ash body with maple neck and fretboard. You have complete tonal control thanks to the EMG 35J and

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$749.99

Ibanez Sr655 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Flat Natural
"For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. As its popularity has expanded, the iconic series continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics.The SR655 is a handsome 5-string bass de

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$1949.99

Fender American Elite Dimension Bass Hh Rosewood Fingerboard 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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$2199.00

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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$949.00

Esp Ltd Pancho Tomaselli Electric Bass Black Aqua
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$1899.99

Fender American Elite Precision Bass Maple Fingerboard Electric Bass Black
"Updating Fenders classic design with revolutionary technology and sound, the American Elite Precision Bass is an entirely new beast of a bass. Designed for 21st-century players who push the envelope of tone and possibility every time they play, this bass

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$499.99

Ibanez Sr405eqm Quilted Maple 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Dragon Eye 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 SR405EQM is a handsome 5-stri

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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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$1949.99

Fender American Elite Rosewood Fingerboard Precision Bass 3-Color Sunburst
"The American Elite Precision Bass is an entirely new beast of a bass. Designed for 21st-century players who push the envelope of tone and possibility every time they play, this bass is a multi-faceted performer with classic style, exceptional feel and ve

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$549.99

Ibanez Tmb600 Electric Bass Natural
"The TMB600 starts with an Ash body for a solid, punchy tone. A Maple neck with Acrylic block inlays and a bound Rosewood fretboard creates a smooth, professional feel. A solid, fully adjustable Ibanez Standard bridge provides excellent sustain and reliab

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$399.00

Esp Ltd Ec-154 Electric Bass Snow White
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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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$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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$3199.00

Gibson 2015 Es-Les Paul Semi-Hollow Electric Bass Guitar Faded Darkburst
"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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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.