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$599.00

Ibanez Sr500pb 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Flat Brown Burst
"Since 1987, musicians all over the world have come to know the playing comfort and unique sound of the Ibanez SR series bass. With 3-band EQ and its newly developed Mid-Frequency Select switch, the Ibanez SR500 bass can produce any sound you require. The

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$499.00

Mtd Kingston Crb 4-String Electric Bass Guitar
"The Kingston CRB 4-string electric bass has a carved basswood body that is light in weight, but heavy in tone. This innovative bass has the tried-and-true 34"" scale length with a bolt-on maple neck that has an asymetrical neck profile that is incredibly

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$669.00

Mtd Kingston Crb 5 String Fretless Electric Bass Guitar
"The Kingston CRB 5-string Fretless electric bass has a carved basswood body that is light in weight, but heavy in tone. This innovative bass has the tried-and-true 34"" scale length with a bolt-on maple neck that has an asymetrical neck profile that is i

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$179.99

Ibanez Gsrm20 Mikro Short-Scale Bass Guitar Metallic Purple
"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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$149.99

Rogue Lx200bf Fretless Series Iii Electric Bass Guitar Pearl Black
"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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$149.99

Rogue Lx200b Series Iii Electric Bass Guitar Pearl Black
"You won't believe the great sound and consummate playability of this sonic destroyer. The Rogue LX200B bass guitar features a maple neck, fast and friendly rosewood fretboard, covered traditional-style split and single-coil pickups, 2 volume and 2 tone c

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$159.99

Rogue Lx205b 5-String Series Iii Electric Bass Guitar Candy Apple Red
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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$599.99

Ibanez Sr500 Soundgear 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Brown Mahogany Rosewood Fretboard
"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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$649.99

Ibanez Sr505 5 String Electric Bass Guitar Brown Mahogany
"A bolt-on neck joint on the Ibanez SR505 5-string bass guitar allows superb access to the upper frets of its five-piece jatoba/bubinga neck. Only 4/5"" thick at the first fret, the 34"" scale neck provides more comfortable playing than standard 5-string

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$699.99

Ibanez Sr506 Soundgear 6-String Brown Mahogany Rosewood Fretboard
"The Ibanez SR506 Bass is an incredibly well-crafted and equipped bass for its price. It features a slim, fast SR6 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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$489.00

Schecter Guitar Research Omen Extreme-5 5 String Electric Bass Guitar
"The Omen Extreme-5 Electric 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, and premium hardware make it a

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$899.99

Ibanez K5 Fieldy Signature 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Flat Black
"The K5 Fieldy Signature five-string bass delivers all the elements that the Korn bassist needs for his one-of-a-kind style and tone. It all starts with a mahogany body and a durable five-piece maple/walnut neck with rosewood fretboard.Active ADX5 humbuck

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$149.99

Rogue Lx200b Series Iii Electric Bass Guitar Candy Apple Red
"You won't believe the great sound and consummate playability of this sonic destroyer. The Rogue LX200B bass guitar features a maple neck, fast and friendly rosewood fretboard, covered traditional-style split and single-coil pickups, 2 volume and 2 tone c

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$149.99

Rogue Lx200bf Fretless Series Iii Electric Bass Guitar Metallic Blue
"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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$149.99

Rogue Lx200b Series Iii Electric Bass Guitar Metallic Blue
"You won't believe the great sound and consummate playability of this sonic destroyer. The Rogue LX200B bass guitar features a maple neck, fast and friendly rosewood fretboard, covered traditional-style split and single-coil pickups, 2 volume and 2 tone c

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$199.99

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special Ss (Short Scale) Black
"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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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.