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$1650.00

G&L Asat Electric Bass Guitar Butterscotch Blonde
"Don't let the vintage styling of its body design fool you. This bass is strictly state-of-the-art. It's equipped with custom G&L Ultra-Lite tuners with aluminum tapered string posts, G&L's innovative Saddle-Lock bridge for the ultimate in tuning stabilit

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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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$4900.00

Fender Custom Shop Jaco Pastorius Relic Jazz Bass 3-Color Sunburst
"Jaco lived hard and played hard, and his bass paid for it. But despite consistent and brutal abuse (he was rumored to drag the thing around with no case), his trusty Jazz Bass still delivered that inimitable Jaco sound. Aside from a perfect new fingerboa

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$749.99

Spector Legend Classic 4-String Bass Black Cherry
"The Legend Classic features the NS rounded body style in basswood with a gorgeous quilted maple top. The neck is a bolt-on, 3-piece rock maple with a rosewood fingerboard. It is equipped with USA-made EMG-SSD pickups and the Spector Tone Pump Jr. preamp

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$449.00

Schecter Guitar Research Omen Extreme-4 Bass Black Cherry
"The Omen Extreme-4 Bass Guitar from Schecter Guitar Research is an updated take on the Omen line. This 4-string bass has jaw-dropping looks with its mahogany and flame maple body. Active 2-band EQ, Diamond pickups, and premium hardware make it a performe

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$489.00

Schecter Guitar Research Omen Extreme-5 5 String Bass Guitar
"The Omen Extreme-5 Bass Guitar from Schecter Guitar Research is an updated take on the Omen line. This 5-string bass has jaw-dropping looks with its mahogany and flame maple body. Active 2-band EQ, Diamond pickups, 35"" scale, and premium hardware make i

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$549.00

Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-Iv Bass Natural Oil
"The Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-IV bass builds on the illustrious history of the Thunderbird bass. This distinctively shaped rock-and-roll bass combines traditional design elements with new technology at a price any bassist can afford.Epiphone's Thunderbird

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$1249.00

Mtd Kingston Kz 5-String Bass Gloss Natural Rosewood
"MTD's Kingston KZ 5-string bass is loaded with reversed split coil humbucking pickups wound to exacting specs and attractively housed under burled maple covers that match the top wood. The active electronics, tuned by Michael Tobias, offer bass, mid and

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$1949.00

Normandy 4-String Archtop Electric Bass Guitar Powdercoated School Bus
"Dubbed the ""thunder stealer,"" because of its chrome plating, beautiful design, this 4-string archtop electric bass guitar boasts killer sound and striking ability to steal the spotlight from the lead singer. The Normandy bass guitar was created as a co

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$199.00

Dean Edge 1 Electric Bass Guitar Transparent Amber
"The Dean Edge 1 Electric Bass reflects every bit of Dean's 20-plus years of experience in designing bass guitars. It has a light basswood body that is styled and contoured for comfort. The 34"" scale maple neck is profiled to be fast playing and sleek fe

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$229.99

Squier Affinity Series 5-String Jazz Bass V Brown Sunburst
"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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$1949.00

Normandy 4-String Archtop Electric Bass Guitar Powdercoated Rat Rod
"Dubbed the ""thunder stealer,"" because of its chrome plating, beautiful design, this 4-string archtop electric bass guitar boasts killer sound and striking ability to steal the spotlight from the lead singer. The Normandy bass guitar was created as a co

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$649.99

Warwick Rockbass Corvette Basic Active Electric Bass Natural
"The Warwick Corvette Rockbass basic active 4-string electric bass guitar features a bolt-on neck, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 34"" scale length, 24 frets, active MEC J/J pickups, active 2-way electronics, high polish finish, Warwick

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$1949.00

Normandy 4-String Archtop Electric Bass Guitar Powdercoated Army Green
"Dubbed the ""thunder stealer,"" because of its chrome plating, beautiful design, this 4-string archtop electric bass guitar boasts killer sound and striking ability to steal the spotlight from the lead singer. The Normandy bass guitar was created as a co

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$469.95

Warwick Rockbass Streamer Standard Electric Bass Nirvana Black
"The 4-string Warwick Streamer Standard Electric bass guitar is a remarkable entry-level instrument with the exceptional sound and playability typically found only in higher end basses. A solid carolena body-hardly ever found on basses in this price range

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$829.00

Esp Ltd F-415Fm Flame Maple 5 String Electric Bass Guitar In Black
"The ESP LTD F-415FM 5-string bass guitar has neck-thru body construction for no neck movement, added sustain, and tonal clarity. The 5-piece maple-walnut neck features an extra-thin U-contour, allowing quick and easy access to all of the 5-string bass's

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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.