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$299.99

Jackson Js2 Kelly Bird Electric Bass Guitar Tobacco Burst
"The JS Series Kelly Bird basses are truly fabulous creatures with formidable looks based on Jacksons classic Kelly body style and thunderous bass tone and performance.The Kelly Bird JS2 four-string bass features a 34-in. scale, an offset mahogany body, o

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$1549.99

Fender American Professional Precision Bass V Maple Fingerboard Black
"Bassits where rhythm meets melody, creating a righteous groove that forces you to move with it. Without the Fender Precision Bass, the original electric bass, dance floors everywhere would be empty. As music evolves, our instruments change in lockst

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$349.99

Jackson Js3q Kelly Bird Electric Bass Guitar Transparent Red Burst
"The JS3 Kelly Bird basses truly deliver thunderous tone with formidable looks based on Jacksons classic Kelly body style.The Kelly Bird JS3Q four-string bass features a 34-in.-scale length, a lightweight poplar body with a quilt maple top, bolt-on maple

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$599.99

Ibanez Tmb605 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural
"Reflecting a classic Ibanez body style, the Talman Bass Series sports a cool retro look with a sound that will inspire players of all ages. The Talman TMB605 is a 5-string bass offering the superlative build quality and high end features that the advance

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$749.99

Ibanez Sr30th5 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Flat Natural Browned Burst
"Throughout the past 30 years, the SR series basses have evolved into one of the most popular and distinctive bass guitars in the worldthe choice of players from every levelpro and novice alike. In celebrating this iconic line, Ibanez is pleased to offer

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$349.99

Jackson Js3v Concert 5-String Bass Metallic Blue Burst
"Jackson's five-string Concert Bass JS3V is a 35-in.-scale model featuring a lightweight and resonant poplar body and fully bound bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint, and a 12-in16-in. compound radius rosewood fingerboard with 2

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$4499.00

Esp Tom Araya Electric Bass Guitar Black Satin
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$279.99

Yamaha Trbx204 Active Electric Bass Guitar Bright Red Metallic
"An affordable bass featuring a powerful pickup configuration, the Yamaha TRBX204 has the versatility and looks to fit whatever your style and stage. TRBX features a sculpted solid mahogany body, with a mass-optimized 3D design for the optimum balance bet

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$999.00

Esp Ltd Ta-604Frx Electric Bass Guitar Black Satin
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$1049.99

Ibanez Btb845sc 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Low Gloss Natural
"The ever-evolving Ibanez BTB series has always aimed to expand the players range of creative expression. The elegantly contoured, massive body of select tone woods combines with dedicated hardware and electronics to produce huge, rich tones. Neck-through

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$949.99

Ibanez Srff800 Multi-Scale Electric Bass Guitar Black Stained
"To the newcomer, the multi-scale concept may appear a bit unusual, but the biggest surprise may be how comfortable players become within a minute or two of playing the instrument. The different fret-to-bridge distances enhance tonality, creating a better

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$1549.99

Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass 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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$529.00

Esp Ltd Ta-204Frx Electric Bass Guitar Black Satin
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$1049.99

Ibanez Btb846 6-String Electric Bass Guitar Deep Twilight Low Gloss
"The ever-evolving Ibanez BTB series has always aimed to expand the players range of creative expression. The elegantly contoured, massive body of select tone woods combines with dedicated hardware and electronics to produce huge, rich tones. Neck-through

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$1024.99

"Fender Deluxe Dimension Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard Olympic White"
"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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Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Bass Sonic Gray
"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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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.