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$1424.00

Lakland Skyline 55-02 5-String Bass Black Maple Fretboard
"Unbelievably precise, rich, and flexible tone comes from active Lakland pickups-a classic single-coil at the neck and MM humbucker with coil tapping at the bridge. Preamp with cut/boost bass, sweepable mid, treble; panning pickup blend; master volume tha

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$1699.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling Hh 4-String Bass Black Maple Fretboard
"The Sterling's shape is similar to the StingRay, but shorter and narrower, with a slightly smaller neck (34"" scale, 7.5"" radius). It also features hot rodded electronics: active 3-band preamp, 2 MusicMan humbuckers with hum canceling phantom coils, and

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$190.00

Dean Edge 09 4-String Electric Bass Guitar
"The great-playing and very affordable, the Dean Edge 09 4-String Electric Bass Guitar features a body contoured for playing comfort. The maple neck is profiled to be fast, sleek, and easy to play. A unique Dean-design neck joint and heel along with an as

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$5775.00

Spector Ns-5Xl Usa 5-String Bass Satin Amber Gold Hardware
"The timeless, ergonomic design of this instrument has made it a standard fixture on stages and in studios worldwide. Their distinctive sound and effortless playability have made Spector NS basses the first choice of discerning professionals for more than

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$1799.99

Fender Jaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Bass Guitar 3-Color Sunburst
"The Fender Pastorius fretless electric bass preserves the memory of legendary Jaco Pastorius, a beacon for generations of aspiring bass players who bridged the gaps between R&B, rock, jazz, classical, and Caribbean musics. He changed the musical world of

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$199.99

Ibanez Gsr200 4-String Electric Bass Pearl White
"The Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass is a hot little bass with nice balance and feel for a very friendly price. Features an agathis body, super comfy one-piece maple neck, rosewood fretboard, pearl dot inlay, split-coil and single-coil pickup array, active EQ

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$749.99

Fender '50S Precision Bass 2-Color Sunburst Maple Fretboard
"Inspired by the most legendary bass of all time! The '50s Precision Bass features vintage styling and appointments, a maple neck, alder body, and a split single-coil Precision Bass pickup. Other features include a gold anodized pickguard and vintage hard

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$1349.00

Lakland Skyline 44-02 4-String Bass Natural Maple Fretboard
"A Lakland humbucker (bridge) and a single-coil (neck) are teamed with the same 3-band active preamp used in the US-made 55-94 to let you dial in an incredible range of tones. 3-way toggle splits coils for increased tonal range. It has that deep Lakland c

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$1349.00

Lakland Skyline 44-02 4-String Bass Natural Rosewood Fretboard
"A Lakland humbucker (bridge) and a single-coil (neck) are teamed with the same 3-band active preamp used in the US-made 55-94 to let you dial in an incredible range of tones. 3-way toggle splits coils for increased tonal range. It has that deep Lakland c

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$4198.00

Spector Usa Ns-5H2-Ex Buckeye Burl Top 5 String Bass Guitar
"This distinctive 5-string from Spector has a mahogany body with an eye-catching buckeye burl top and graphite-reinforced 3-piece, deep-inset, bolt-on rock map;le neck with a pau ferro fingerboard lavishly decorated with mother-of-pearl inlays. A pair of

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$199.99

Ibanez Gsr200 4-String Electric Bass Black
"The Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass is a hot little bass with nice balance and feel for a very friendly price. Features an agathis body, super comfy one-piece maple neck, rosewood fretboard, pearl dot inlay, split-coil and single-coil pickup array, active EQ

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$3150.00

Spector Ns-4H2-Fm Usa 4-String Bass Guitar Walnut Stain Black Hardware
"The timeless, ergonomic design of the NS bass has made it a standard fixture on stages and in studios worldwide. Its distinctive sound and effortless playability has made the Spector NS a first choice of discerning professionals for more than 20 years. T

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$229.99

Squier Affinity Series 5-String Jazz Bass V Black
"The Squier Affinity Series Jazz Bass V is a value-priced 5-string version of the world famous Fender Jazz Bass. It has the look and tone that everyone knows and loves, at an ultra-economical price point. It is perfect for either the burgeoning five strin

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$199.99

Ibanez Gsr200 4-String Electric Bass Transparent Red
"The Ibanez GSR200 4-String Bass is a hot little bass with nice balance and feel for a very friendly price. Features an agathis body, super comfy one-piece maple neck, rosewood fretboard, pearl dot inlay, split-coil and single-coil pickup array, active EQ

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$489.00

Dean Edge 6 6-String Bass Transparent Black
"This Edge Series 6-stringer features a basswood body, a nicely balanced and comfortable design, a choice of transparent finishes, multi-ply neck, Dean Design pickups, and Grover tuners. 35"" scale length.Case sold separately.Basswood body Nicely balanced

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$859.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio 6 Bass In Black Satin
"The Schecter Stiletto Studio-6 Bass Guitar is a a lot of bass for the price--a sleek, sexy, thumper loaded with features that count. Six strings give it maximum range. Neck-thru construction gives it excellent sustain. A mahogany body gives it tone and r

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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.