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$2599.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Sterling 5 Hh Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard
"The dual humbucker Music Man Sterling is a 5-String Bass similar in shape to the Music Man StingRay, but shorter and narrower. The Sterling also features hot-rodded electronics: active 3-band preamp, 2 Music Man humbucker pickups with hum canceling phant

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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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$449.00

Steinberger Spirit Xt-2Db Standard Bass With Db-Tuner Black
"The Spirit XT-2DB 4-string bass guitar is a breakthrough for contemporary bassists. It features the patented Steinberger DB-Tuner, which extends the range of the E-string from Eb to B. This electric bass also features a 3-piece, hard maple thru-neck cons

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$2099.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 6 Hh Bass Black Black Pickguard
"The 6-string MusicMan Bongo Bass Guitar is crafted from select basswood carved into one of the most distinctive electric guitar body styles ever. The MusicMan Bongo is very well balanced and responsive. Features include a super-tight 5-bolt joint to a se

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$1024.99

Fender Duff Mckagan Signature Bass Pearl White
"Designed for the man who has earned his place in rock history by holding down the low end for bands such as Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, Fender's Duff McKagan Signature Bass Guitar is rock and roll all the way. Based on the instrument he has used e

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$1289.00

Mtd Kingston Kz 5-String Fretless 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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$379.00

Epiphone Viola Bass Vs
"This veteran from the British invasion is back without the vintage price tag! Mod looks and warm, bass tone come together as a result of its hollow laminated maple body with a short-scale 30"" maple neck, elegant flamed maple top and dual bass mini-humbu

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$1339.00

Mtd Kingston Kz 5-String Bass Tobacco Sunburst Rosewood
"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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$1339.00

Mtd Kingston Kz 5-String Bass Transparent Cherry Rosewood
"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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$1419.00

Mtd Kingston Kz 6-String Bass Gloss Natural Rosewood
"MTD's Kingston KZ 6-string bass bass is loaded with reversed split-coil humbucking pickups wound to exacting specs attractively housed under burled maple covers. acive electronics, tuned by Michael Tobias, offer bass, mid and treble tone controls, pickup

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$659.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom 6 6-String Bass Guitar
"Schecter's Stiletto Custom 6 bass guitar offers extended 6-string range combined with great playability and tone. Features a mahogany body and striking figured maple top. EMG HZ pickups along with volume and blend controls with active 2 band EQ.Case sold

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$529.00

Esp Ltd B-206Sm 6-String Bass Spalted Maple
"A spalted maple top and ash body combine for beauty and tone on the striking ESP B-206 6 string bass. ESP pickups at the neck and bridge with volume and balance controls are complemented by active 3-band EQ for maximum tone tweakability. 24 XJ frets and

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$529.00

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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$349.00

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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$899.00

Kay Vintage Reissue Guitars Reissue Pro Bass Guitar Blonde
"The Kay Pro Bass, a reissue of the classic K162, has the volume and bite of an electric bass guitar, but when plucked softly, sounds like an upright bass. Solo and rhythm effects are unlimited. Get that unique Chicago-style jazzy blues sound from the sem

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$824.99

Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass Black Rosewood Fretboard
"The special-edition Fender Aerodyne 4-String Jazz Bass features a bound basswood body with a unique carved top, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, and matching painted headstock. It's loaded with a Precision/Jazz pickup combination and rear-routed,

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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.