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449.00

Steinberger Spirit Xt-25 5-String Standard Bass Black
"The Spirit XT-25 is a 5-string bass guitar featuring the same distinctive body-shape as the award-winning Steinberger XL Series and the trademark headless neck with the patented Double-Ball tuning system. Other features include the patented double-ball S

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2499.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 H Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard
"The 5-string MusicMan Sterling is an electric bass with a shape similar to the StingRay bass. The Sterling bass is shorter and narrower, while the neck remains basically the same. The MusicMan Sterling also features hot-rodded electronics: active 3-band

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299.99

Ibanez Gio Gsr206 6-String Bass Guitar Black
"The Gio GSR206 from Ibanez is a 6-string bass guitar built with an agathis body, one-piece maple neck, and fitted with chrome hardware. The Gio's Phat-II EQ plus dual volume and tone knobs help you dial in the sound you seek from the DHX-6 pickups.Case s

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799.00

Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass Guitar Ebony
"Deep, articulate tone and classic semi-hollowbody style are the hallmarks of the Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass. The maple body, mahogany center block, set maple neck, and rosewood fretboard conspire to create a sweet-playing bass you won't want to

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1339.00

Mtd Kingston Kz 5-String Electric Bass Tobacco Sunburst Maple
"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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999.99

Fender Road Worn '50S Precision Bass Fiesta Red
"The Fender Road Worn '50s Precision Bass, like a classic car or your favorite T-shirt, shows that some things just get cooler with age. It's especially true of electric basses. This well-worn Fender Precision Bass is designed to exude that same unmistaka

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1419.00

Mtd Kingston Kz 5-String Fretless Electric Bass Gloss Natural Ebonol
"MTD's Kingston KZ 5-string fretless bass is loaded with reversed split coil humbucking pickups wound to exacting specs attractively housed under burled maple covers. h acive electronics, tuned by Michael Tobias, offer bass, mid and treble tone controls,

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1289.00

Mtd Kingston Kz 5-String Fretless Electric Bass Transparent Cherry Ebonol
"MTD's Kingston KZ 5-string fretless bass is loaded with reversed split coil humbucking pickups wound to exacting specs attractively housed under burled maple covers. h acive electronics, tuned by Michael Tobias, offer bass, mid and treble tone controls,

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1259.00

Mtd Kingston Kz Electric Bass Guitar Transparent Cherry Maple
"MTD's Kingston KZ bass is loaded with reversed split coil humbucking pickups wound to exacting specs attractively housed under burled maple covers. The active electronics, tuned by Michael Tobias, offer bass, mid and treble tone controls, pickup blend an

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179.99

Ibanez Gsrm20 Mikro Short-Scale Bass Guitar Red
"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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199.99

Ibanez Gio Gsr105ex 5-String Bass Guitar Black
"The Gio GSR105EX from Ibanez is a no-frills 5-string bass with a basswood body, 1-piece maple neck, and a PPD5 pickup with Tone knob for dialing in your sound. The Ibanez GSR bass is an incredibly affordable 5-string bass and with its sleek body, it's pe

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449.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 Bass Black Cherry
"The Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Extreme-4 is an electric bass that delivers the ideal combination of hard-hitting Schecter sound and jaw-dropping aesthetics. The Stiletto Extreme-4 bass has a lower-cutaway mahogany body, exquisite figured maple top

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399.00

Epiphone Thunderbird Iv Bass Vintage Sunburst
"The great sound and look of the classic Gibson Thunderbird Alder body with 20-fret, 34"" maple neck and rosewood fingerboard 2-TB-Plus humbuckers, 2 volume, and 1 tone The Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass has a classic shape and a great sound. This streaml

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1237.50

G&L Sb-2 Electric Bass Guitar Tobacco
"The SB-2 electric bass guitar is a high-quality rhythm-maker with a nice, sleek design with a deep cutaway on the lower horn for grooving along the lower frets. Wood-wise, it features an alder body and hard rock maple neck which creates nice even tones.

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523.33

Esp Ltd D-4 Bass Guitar Satin Natural
"The ESP LTD D-4 bass guitar has a natural merbau body and neck-through design complemented by active electronics. The sustain and resonance of the neck-through construction and choice woods are further enhanced by a string-thru-body bridge. Includes volu

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179.99

Ibanez Gsrm20 Mikro Short-Scale Bass Guitar Black
"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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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.