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$2049.99

Fender American Elite Dimension Bass V Hh Rosewood Fingerboard Violin Burst
"A new dimension in bass excellence, the American Elite Dimension Bass V is an active 5-string bass that melds our most modern innovations with powerfully punchy tone, sleek style and smooth playing feel to create an unparalleled bass playing experience.

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$749.00

Schecter Guitar Research Diamond-J Plus 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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$924.99

Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V Rosewood Fingerboard Olympic White
"Elegant and packed with versatile tones, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V is ideal for 5-string bassists who need a flexible tone machine that looks great on stage. Fenders classic offset bass style is blended with powerful tone and smooth playing feel to c

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$399.99

Ibanez Sr305e 5-String Electric Bass Metallic Silver
"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 SR305E is a handsome 5-string

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$399.99

Ibanez Sr305e 5-String Electric Bass Pearl White
"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 SR305E is a handsome 5-string

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$349.99

Ibanez Sr300e 4-String Electric Bass Pearl Black Fade Metallic
"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 SR300E 4-string electric bass

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$629.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Session-4 Fretless Electric Bass Satin Aged Natural
"The Schecter Stiletto-4 Fretless electric bass delivers a classic look thanks to its aged natural satin finish and black hardware. This fretless features two huge active EMG pickups. An EMG 35J in the neck position and an EMG 35DC in the bridge coupled w

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$2299.99

Ibanez Anb306e Adam Nitti Signature 6-String Electric Bass Guitar Blue Burst
"Beyond his steady schedule of teaching, clinics, producing, and commandeering his own musical endeavors, Adam Nitti has spent decades performing and recording with countless celebrated contemporary jazz artists. In the process hes built a reputation as b

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$349.99

Ibanez Sr300eb 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Black
"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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$224.99

Yamaha Trbx174ew Mango Wood 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural
"The TRBX174EW represents a price breakthrough for the TRBX range with exotic mango wood.You're the bedrock of your music. You need an instrument with the strength and power to perform. That instrument must give you the freedom to innovate, to create and

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$1099.99

Ibanez Premium Sr1300e 4 String Bass Natural Flat
"Reviewers have been singing the praises of the SR Premium basses since their introduction in 2011. Designed for the working pro, these instruments incorporate many high-end features and components without the boutique price tag. The SR1300E is one of the

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$699.99

Mitchell Fb700 Fusion Series Bass Guitar With Active Eq Natural
"The Mitchell FB Series includes feature-rich, multi-genre basses designed for the do-it-all player who is equally comfortable in rock, metal, country, jazz, blues and more. The Mitchell FB700 bass features an offset double cutaway, carved mahogany body t

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$449.99

Ibanez Sr400eqm Quilted Maple Electric Bass Fade Blue 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 SR400EQM is a handsome 4-stri

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$349.99

Ibanez Sr300e 4-String Electric Bass Iron Pewter
"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 SR300E 4-string electric bass

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$749.99

Ibanez Sr655 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Antique Brown Stained
"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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$399.99

Squier Classic Vibe '70S Precision Bass Black
"The Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70s delivers the true Precision Bass experience. Huge tone roars from its traditional split-single-coil pickup. The contoured basswood body, is familiar and comfortable, and the vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has 20 vintag

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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.