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Yamaha Trbx204 Active Electric Bass Guitar Gray 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
Schecter Guitar Research Cv-5 Bass 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Ivory
"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
Ibanez Sr305e 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Autumn Fade 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
Jackson Js3q Concert Electric Bass Guitar Cherry Burst
"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
Ernie Ball Music Man 30Th Anniversary Stingray5 Five-String Electric Bass Guitar Transparent Buttercream
"Since its introduction in 1986, the StingRay5 has been embraced as one of the worlds most innovative bass designs. To celebrate, Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to introduce the 30th Anniversary StingRay5. The ash body sports a transparent buttercream fini
Ibanez Gsr205 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Deep Violet Metallic
"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
Fender American Professional Jazz Bass V Rosewood 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
Ibanez Btb1805 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Low Gloss Natural
"""Designed to Inspire, all Ibanez Premium series are manufactured with select tone woods, high-profile electronics, and hardware. They are built by highly skilled craftsmen for your musical journey.The ever-evolving Ibanez BTB series has always aimed to
Gibson Eb Bass 5 String T 2017 Electric Bass Natural Satin
"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
"Squier Affinity Series Precision Bass Pj, Rosewood Fingerboard Race Red"
"Squier Affinity Series basses represent an incredible value in bass guitar design. The Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ rocks classic tone and comfortable feel, with a two-color headstock logo, three-ply black/white/black pickguard, single-coil Jazz Bas
Jackson Js3 Js Series Concert Electric Bass Guitar Satin Black
"The Concert Bass JS3 is a four-string, 34-scale model featuring a lightweight resonant poplar body, bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement, 12-16 compound radius rosewood fingerboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid sharkfin inlays, and white bin
Ns Design Cr5 Radius Bass Guitar Satin Amber
"Meticulously crafted in the Czech Republic, the CR5 RADIUS Bass Guitar embodies a breadth of experience, insight, and design brilliance that only Ned Steinberger can bring to the creation of a new classic. His approach to the RADIUS, as with every new in
Duesenberg Usa Alliance Soundgarden Black Hole Sun Electric Bass Guitar Mother Of Pearl
"Recognized as one of the worlds most influential bands in rock music, Grammy-winning multi-platinum selling band Soundgarden started a musical transformation that inspired a generation in its record-breaking career, leaving an indelible mark by helping r
Sterling By Music Man Sub Series Stingray 4 Electric Bass Guitar Fiesta Red
"The Ray 4, with its unforgettable teardrop pickguard, classic control plate with active 2-band EQ and top mount output jack, is not only a superior choice for the first-time player, but has garnered a cult-like following among seasoned veteran bassists f
Reverend Decision Electric Bass Guitar Black
"Reverend's take on the versatile ""PJ"" set up. Two distinctly different pickups harnessed to a pickup pan control that allows you to go from funk to thump and all points in-between with the twist of one knob very versatile. Select from a variety of colo
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Precision Bass Heavy Relic Electric Bass Guitar Dakota Red
"The Fender Custom Shop 1957 Precision Bass Heavy Relic Electric Bass Guitar features a light ash body in an awesome Relic Dakota Red finish, a 1-piece maple neck with a soft ""V"" shape, and a 20-fret fingerboard. Other appointments includes vintage fret
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.
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.
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.