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$399.99

Ibanez Sr305e 5-String Bass Root Beer 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 SR305E is a handsome 5-string

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$2399.99

Ibanez Prestige Sr5006 6-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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$549.99

Jackson Cbxnt Iv Electric Bass Guitar Metallic Blue Rosewood Fingerboard
"Hold down the low end with the CBXNT IV, a highly versatile bass designed for one express purpose; bringing the thunder to your music. Upgraded electronics, classically brutal style and fast, efficient playability make this entry into the lineup a fundam

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$599.99

Ibanez Agb200 4 String Bass Tobacco Burst Low Gloss
"There's something enticing about the look of an older, vintage guitar well worn with battle scars, earned throughout its years of hard use. Much like a vintage leather jacket or rare antique furnishings, it immediately feels comfortable and sets a tone u

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$349.99

Ibanez Sr300e Electric Bass Guitar Metallic Gray
"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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$2099.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 4 Hh Neck Through Electric Bass Guitar Black Rosewood
"Ernie Ball has reached a new evolution in design with the debut of its neck through construction Music Man StingRay 4 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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$1999.99

Fender American Elite Jazz Bass Black
"Packed to the gills with Fender's latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass is an active bass for the modern bassist who demands cutting-edge tone technology along with timeless style and fast, smooth playing feel. Its versatile soun

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$1024.99

"Fender Deluxe Dimension Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard Aged Cherry Sunburst"
"A bold entry into Fenders legendary family of electric basses, the Deluxe Active Dimension Bass brings upgraded features and components to the working musician. A true players instrument, designed for discerning bassists, this bass is ready to hit the st

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$649.99

Ibanez Agb205 5 String Bass Tobacco Burst Low Gloss
"There's something enticing about the look of an older, vintage guitar well worn with battle scars, earned throughout its years of hard use. Much like a vintage leather jacket or rare antique furnishings, it immediately feels comfortable and sets a tone u

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$1199.99

Ibanez Premium Sr1305e 5 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 SR1305E is one of the

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$419.00

Danelectro '58 Longhorn Bass Electric Bass Guitar Copper Burst
"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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$1499.99

Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Maple Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst
"Pushing craftsmanship to its limits, Fender design, test and endlessly experiment to create the best instruments on the planet. The Jazz Bass, a refinement of concepts first introduced in the Precision Bass, is the earliest example of this philosophy in

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$2149.99

"Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V, Maple Electric Bass Guitar Natural"
"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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$1899.99

"Fender American Elite Dimension Bass Iv Hh, Maple, Electric Bass Guitar Black"
"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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$549.99

Mitchell Fb705 Fusion Series 5-String 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 FB705 bass features an offset double cutaway, carved mahogany body t

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$1349.99

Ibanez Premium Sr1900e 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural
"Professional players and gear reviewers alike have been singing the praises of the SR Premium series since its introduction. Crafted by the Ibanez Premium luthiers, the SR1900 shares many of the high-end appointments of the much-respected Prestige line.

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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.