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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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$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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$489.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-5 5 String Bass Guitar
"The Stiletto Extreme-5 is a 5-string electric bass guitar that delivers that Schecter sound and distinctive eye-candy looks. The Stiletto Extreme-5 boasts a mahogany body with a figured maple top, maple neck, and 24-jumbo-fret rosewood fingerboard for a

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$549.00

Epiphone Thunderbird Pro-Iv Bass Vintage Sunburst
"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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$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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$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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$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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$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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$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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$249.00

Dean Edge 1 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Classic Black
"The Dean Edge 1 5-String 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 35"" scale bolt-on maple neck is profiled to be fast pla

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$229.99

Rogue Lx405 Series Iii Pro 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Transparent Black
"The 5-string Rogue LX405 Series III Electric Bass is fashioned with a quilted maple top on a basswood body with a matching veneer on the headstock. The neck is Canadian hard maple deeply set in the body with 6 bolts for sustain approaching that of a neck

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$219.99

Rogue Lx400 Series Iii Pro Electric Bass Guitar Sunset Burst
"The Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass is wonderfully light and well-balanced. Rogue builds the LX400 Pro with a quilted maple top basswood body with matching veneer on the headstock.The Rogue bass guitar's Canadian hard rock maple neck has a deep-

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$349.99

Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Iv Active Black
"The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active is a 4-string version of another popular Squier bass-the Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active. Like its 5-string predecessor, the Deluxe Jazz Bass Active is perfect for 4-string bassists who want modern active tone at an unbeat

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$219.99

Rogue Lx400 Series Iii Pro Electric Bass Guitar Transparent Black
"The Rogue LX400 Series III Pro Electric Bass is wonderfully light and well-balanced. Rogue builds the LX400 Pro with a quilted maple top basswood body with matching veneer on the headstock.The Rogue bass guitar's Canadian hard rock maple neck has a deep-

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$349.99

Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass Iv Active 3-Color Sunburst
"The Squier Deluxe Jazz Bass IV Active is a 4-string version of another popular Squier bass-the Deluxe Jazz Bass V Active. Like its 5-string predecessor, the Deluxe Jazz Bass Active is perfect for 4-string bassists who want modern active tone at an unbeat

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$229.99

Rogue Vb100 Violin Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst
"The Rogue VB-100 violin bass guitar features a flamed maple arched top and back with the European-style hollowbody that makes it lightweight and capable of deep, resonant bass tones. The violin bass's traditional 31"" scale offers immediate familiarity i

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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.