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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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$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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$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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$1699.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice Maple Fretboard Electric Bass Guitar Ivory White
"The Caprice, another welcome newcomer to the Modern Classic family of instruments is a bold new statement in passive design. A workhorse bass that is capable of blending two distinct pickup voicings offering a variety of tones suitable for any musical en

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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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$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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$649.00

Schecter Guitar Research Cv-5 Bass 5-String Electric Bass Guitar 3-Color Sunburst
"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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$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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$1549.99

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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$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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$349.99

Jackson Js3q Concert Electric Bass Guitar Transparent Black
"Jacksons JS Series Concert Bass models rock seismic sound, style and affordability.The four-string Concert Bass JS3Q is a 34-in.-scale model featuring a lightweight and resonant poplar body with a beautiful quilt maple top, fully-bound bolt-on maple neck

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$249.99

Ibanez Gsr200bl 4-String Left-Handed Electric Bass Satin Walnut
"For more than 25 years, Ibanez Soundgear series have given bass players a modern alternative. With its continued popularity, Ibanez is constantly endeavoring to answer the wider needs of a variety of players, at a variety of budgets. But no matter what t

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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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$1449.99

Fender American Professional Precision Bass Maple Fingerboard Antique Olive
"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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$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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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.