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$599.99

Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar
"The Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar delivers the sound, look, and feel today's bass players demand. The Fender Standard Precision features that classic P-Bass old-school design. Each Precision Bass boasts contemporary features and refinements that

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$2449.99

Fender American Vintage '74 Jazz Bass 3-Color Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard
"The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars and basses that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the

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$499.00

Esp Ltd B-205Sm 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Satin See-Thru Black
"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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$739.99

Spector Legend 4X Classic Electric Bass Guitar Satin Black
"The Spector Korean factory was opened in 1986. Since that time the factory has done nothing but improve the quality and value of these entry-level basses. Played by professional musicians everyday, these basses are incredibly well-made using quality mate

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$799.00

Dean Rhapsody 12 12-String Bass Transparent Black
"Beautifully sculpted mahogany body with a maple top. 34"" scale maple and walnut neck. 12 strings are strung as 4 groups of 3. Black Grover tuners. EMG-HZ pickups with Dean 3D preamp. Dean 2-piece anchor bridge. Case sold separately.12 string Maple top M

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$1799.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard
"Few 4-string electric basses are as flat-out cool or have as much powerful tone as the MusicMan StingRay. Introduced in 1976, the StingRay was the first bass to feature active electronics and advancements such as a 6-bolt neck joint, contoured body, supe

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$749.99

Fender '50S Precision Bass Honey Blonde 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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$319.99

Sterling By Music Man S.U.B. Ray5 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 by Music Man feel all players sh

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$155.26

Hofner Shorty Electric Bass Black
"The Shorty bass offers the same classic warm Hofner bass tone with a single Hofner humbucker bridge pickup. It offers full-scale length combined with such small overall dimensions that it can be taken anywhere. Other features include a basswood body with

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$599.99

Fender Stard Precision Bass Guitar
"The Fender Standard Precision Bass Guitar delivers the sound, look, and feel today's bass players demand. The Fender Standard Precision features that classic P-Bass old-school design. Each Precision Bass boasts contemporary features and refinements that

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$999.00

Schecter Guitar Research Nikki Sixx Electric Bass Guitar Satin Black
"The Nikki Sixx Schecter Sixx Bass has all the style and attitude of Nikki Sixx with all the Schecter goodness you expect. Designed to Nikki's specifications, the Sixx bass is comfortable to play live and in the studio. The reversed offset body shape feat

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$449.99

Squier Vintage Modified Bass Vi Olympic White
"Squier brings you the welcome return of a long-vanished Fender classic in the deeply satisfying form of the Vintage Modified Bass VI six-string bass that delivers excellent low end. Although it's called a six-string bass it has the feel of a baritone gui

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$349.99

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70S Candy Apple Red
"Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '70s returns you to a great period in Jazz Bass history, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim ""C""-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a black-bound 9.5""-radius maple fi

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$199.00

Tobias Toby Standard-Iv Electric Bass Alpine White
"Epiphone is proud to reintroduce the classic bass that players have been asking for, the Toby Standard IV. With its roots in the original designs introduced over 10 years ago, the ""Toby"" brought real innovation to bassists hungry for something that ref

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$799.99

G&L Tribute L2000 Electric Bass Guitar Blueburst Maple 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 throughout its evolution the iconic L-2000 has continued to win t

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$2869.99

Hofner H500/1 Vintage 1964 Violin Electric Bass Guitar Sunburst
"The Hofner H500/1 Vintage 1964 Violin Electric Bass Guitar has a slimmer neck profile than previous year models. White celluloid neck binding also distinguishes the V64 from the other German made violin basses. The light weight of the fully hollow body w

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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.