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$1499.99

Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Maple Fingerboard 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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$1449.99

Fender American Professional Precision Bass 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 lockstep; t

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$279.99

Yamaha Trbx204 Active Electric Bass Guitar Old Violin Sunburst
"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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$219.99

Yamaha Mango Wood 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Translucent Black
"The Yamaha TRBX174EW features an exotic mango top with matching headstock built with the trusted quality of Yamaha. The bass's distinct look and exceptional playability set this instrument apart from other basses in its category. It's a great bass for re

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$1499.99

Fender American Professional Precision Bass With 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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$299.99

Ibanez Talman Bass Tmb310 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Turquoise Sparkle
"The TMB310 gets back to basics and delivers a one-two punch by combining a passive P/Double J pickup configuration with a retro Ibanez body design for a bass that delivers in looks and sound. Features include a Mahogany body for a warm, punchy tone, a Ma

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$699.99

Ibanez Srh500f Fretless Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar Flat Natural Browned Burst
"If you crave a new bass tool to enrich your creative palette, the Ibanez Bass Workshop may have already built your next instrument. This new product group focuses on combining unusual concepts with the bass-building virtuosity on which Ibanez has built i

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$149.99

Mitchell Mb200 Modern Rock Bass With Active Eq Black
"The Mitchell MB200 bass features a slick basswood body and a modern-profile neck shape that is deal for multi-genre players. The Deep Bevel Cutaway provides outstanding playing freedom across the entire fretboard. Split-single and single-coil ceramic pic

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$574.99

"Fender Mustang Pj Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard Torino Red"
"Since its original release in 1964, the Mustang Bass has been one of Fenders most enduring bass designs, finding its way into the hands of bassists ranging from The Rolling Stones to My Chemical Romance. This updated version of the short-scale undergroun

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$899.99

Ibanez Btb745 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Low Gloss Natural
"Evolving and perfecting, the Ibanez BTB series has always aimed at expanding the players full range of creative expression. The elegant, curving, massive body of select tone woods and dedicated equipment provide huge tones. Neck-through construction with

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$1699.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice Maple Fretboard Electric Bass Guitar Ivory White
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$749.99

Ibanez Srh505 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Flat Dragon Eye Burst
"If you crave a new bass tool to enrich your creative palette, the Ibanez Bass Workshop may have already built your next instrument. This new product group focuses on combining unusual concepts with the bass-building virtuosity on which Ibanez has built i

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$1599.99

Fender American Professional Precision Bass V 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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$1699.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice Maple Fretboard Electric Bass Guitar Diamond Blue
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$999.99

Ibanez Srf706 6-String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar Flat Brown Burst
"Over 30 years ago, the SR established Ibanez as the leader in innovative bass building. Throughout the years, weve made fretless versions of this classic for a limited number of esteemed Ibanez artists. Now, the Ibanez Bass Workshop makes this much sough

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$1799.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Music Man Stingray Electric Bass Guitar Mint Green
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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.