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$159.99

Rogue Lx205b 5-String Series Iii Electric Bass Guitar Pearl Black
You won't believe the great sound and consummate playability of this sonic destroyer. The LX205B 5-string bass guitar incorporates an extended maple neck with a fast and friendly rosewood fingerboard for fleet action. The J-style pickups deliver massive s

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$149.99

Rogue Lx200bf Fretless Series Iii Electric Bass Guitar Pearl White
"The Rogue LX200BF fretless bass guitar features an extended maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, covered traditional-style split and single-coil pickups, 2 volume and 2 tone controls, die-cast machine heads, and black hardware. Rogue priced the 4-string LX2

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$199.99

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special Ss (Short Scale) Silver
"The all-new Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS puts classic Fender looks into a distinctively sharp-looking, great-sounding, and super-versatile short-scale Squier bass model.The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS features include a slee

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$179.99

Ibanez Gsrm20 Mikro Short-Scale Bass Guitar Roadster Orange Metallic
"Having trouble fitting in? If it's because you're pierced and tattooed and attend a prepped out conservative school far from urban areas, we can't help you. If it's because you need a smaller bass for the tour bus or running scales in cramped quarters, w

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$599.99

Ibanez Sr500 Soundgear 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Flat Sapphire Blue
"The Ibanez SR500 Bass is an incredibly well-crafted and equipped bass for its price. It features a slim, fast SR4 5-piece jatoba and bubinga neck on a sculpted mahogany body. The rosewood fretboard is fitted with medium frets and has oval abalone markers

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$314.12

Hofner Ignition Series Vintage Violin Bass Transparent Black
"With authentic details inspired by the original, the Hofner Ignition Series Vintage Bass makes the legendary violin bass available to the rest of us. Don't get the idea that this a just a ""nowhere man"" look-alike. This quality instrument features a rea

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$449.99

G&L Tribute Jb2 4-String Electric Bass 3-Color Sunburst Maple Fretboard
"Players fond of the old adage ""if it ain't broke"" haven't played a JB-2. You see, the G&L JB-2 is all about refinement, blending ""holy grail"" Alnico single-coil tone with modern Leo Fender improvements.The JB-2's classic Alnico V pickups have ton

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$1999.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 Hh 5-String Electric Bass Pace Car Blue Maple Neck
"Get deep and dirty with this awesome design. Instead of the traditional single humbucker, this StingRay is armed with 2 of the massive Music Man pickups with hum-canceling phantom coils. It has an active 3-band preamp and unique 5-way switching (both coi

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$199.99

Ibanez Gsr200 4-String Electric Bass Brown Sunburst
"The Ibanez GSR200 4 string bass offers famous Soundgear sleekness, comfort, tone, and playability. The agathis body has a modern design that's light in weight and well balanced. Equipped with 2 high-output Powersound pickups in a traditional Jazz bass co

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$2099.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 Hh 5-String Electric Bass Stealth Black Stealth Ebony Neck
"Get deep and dirty with this awesome design. Instead of the traditional single humbucker, this StingRay is armed with 2 of the massive Music Man pickups with hum-canceling phantom coils. It has an active 3-band preamp and unique 5-way switching (both coi

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$499.99

Traveler Guitar Tb-4P Electric Bass Travel Guitar Sunburst
"The Traveler Guitar TB-4P Bass is a 32"" scale electric travel bass with a built-in headphone amplifier. Electronics include volume & tone controls and standard 1/4"" out as well as a 1/8"" aux-in for jamming with your MP3 player. At just 6 pounds 8

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$499.00

Esp Ltd B-205Sm 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Satin Natural
"The ESP LTD B-205SM 5-String Electric Bass Guitar has a bright-sounding ash body with a beautiful spalted maple top. Featuring string-thru design and active electronics, this bass has sound features that will inspire you.Built with 5-piece maple for maxi

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$899.99

Gretsch Guitars G5440ls Electromatic Long Scale Hollowbody Bass Orange
"The G5440LS Electromatic Hollowbody Long-Scale Bass is a stylishly seismic new Gretsch bass guitar armed with two powerful new ""Black Top"" Filter'Tron bass pickups that endow it with an electrifying deep-end voice and identity.Its single-cutaway hollow

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$299.99

Sterling By Music Man S.U.B. Ray4 Electric Bass Guitar Black
"The S.U.B. Series family of instruments introduce a new level of quality, features and value for the beginning or intermediate player. Part of the esteemed Music Man & Sterling by Music Man family of instruments, Sterling Music Man feels all players shou

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$149.00

Dean Hillsboro Junior 3/4 Size Electric Bass Guitar Classic Black
"Priced for the young musician on a budget but offering great tone and playability, the Dean Hillsboro Junior 3/4 Size Electric Bass Guitar is a great choice for those with smaller fingers and/or guitarists who want to switch to bass occasionally. Even th

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$849.99

G&L Tribute L2500 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Tobacco Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard
"When Leo Fender launched the G&L L-2000 bass in 1980, it was clear he was ready to make history all over again. Never before had such a wide range of tones come from a single bass, and today the L-2500 packs all the features of the latest L-2000 into

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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.