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$1599.99

Fender American Professional Precision Bass V Rosewood Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst
"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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$1499.99

Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Maple Fingerboard Olympic White
"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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$1299.99

Ibanez Premium Sr1405e 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Glacial White
"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 SR1405 shares many of the high-end appointments of the much-respected Prestige line.

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$699.99

Ibanez Sr650 4-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 SR650 is a handsome 4-string bass de

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$499.99

Mitchell Tb500 Traditional Bass Guitar Transparent White Blonde Tortoise Pickguard
"The Mitchell TB500 bass starts with a custom contour alder body and one-piece, comfortable-profile maple neck with a smooth Indian rosewood fretboard. Standard split-single and single-coil paraffin-dipped alnico-V pickups go from blues to classic to mode

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$649.00

Schecter Guitar Research Cv-5 Bass 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Gloss Natural
"The Schecter CV-5 five-string bass is a smooth, versatile players instrumentbut without being overly complicated. It features a 22-fret, thin-C maple neck with carbon fiber reinforcements and a rosewood fretboard. It's all anchored to an ash body with ex

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$1499.99

Fender American Professional Precision Bass With Rosewood Fingerboard Olympic White
"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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$989.00

Gibson Eb Bass 5 String T 2017 Electric Bass Satin Vintage Sunburst
"The 2017 EB 5 Bass is the most extreme and improved redesign of Gibson's EB Bass yet. Loaded with high quality components like EB Rhythm and Lead humbuckers, a Babicz Full contact bridge, and Grover tuners, the superbly resonant swamp-ash body has been f

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$1449.99

Fender American Professional Precision Bass Maple Fingerboard Olympic White
"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 lockstep; t

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$199.99

Ibanez Gsr200 Electric Bass Guitar Soda Blue
"An affordable lightweight 4-string perfect for a new player or a working musician with Phat II active powerful bass boost.For more than 25 years, Ibanez Soundgear series has given bass players a modern alternative. With its continued popularity, Ibanez i

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Ibanez Tmb2000 Talman Prestige Electric Bass Guitar Antique White Blonde
"Nothing speaks to the passion and pride of Ibanez luthiery more than the Prestige designation. 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 Bass Pre

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$1099.99

Ibanez Workshop Sr Cerro Singlecut 5 String Electric Bass Guitar Deep Twilight Flat
"From the innovative Ibanez Bass Workshop team, comes the SRSC805 Cerro. Boasting a design that integrates body to neck like no other, the upper bout connects the body to the neck all the way to the 13th fret. More compact than other basses of its type, t

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$1649.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass Maple Fretboard Electric Bass Guitar Diamond Blue
"The Cutlass bass is the latest edition to the Modern Classic line of instruments. This newly designed passive 4-string bass features rich, vintage tone surrounded by streamlined, modern appointments for ultimate comfort and playabilty. The Cutlass's many

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$399.99

Jackson Js3vq Js Series Concert 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Transparent Cherry Burst
"Jacksons JS Series Concert Bass models rock seismic sound, style and affordability.The five-string Concert Bass JS3VQ is a 35-in.-scale model featuring a lightweight and resonant poplar body with an elegant quilt maple top, fully bound bolt-on maple neck

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$1599.99

Fender American Professional Jazz Bass V Maple Fingerboard Black
"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

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$949.99

Ibanez Btb746 6-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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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.