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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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$499.99

Yamaha Trbx504 4-String Premium Electric Bass Transparent Black Rosewood Fretboard
"From the tip of the headstock to the bottom strap button, the Yamaha TRBX504 bass is a great value, but more than that, it's a great instrument. Equipped with all of the features a committed student needs in order to advance on his or her instrument, the

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$199.99

Squier Affinity Series Precision Bass Pj Rosewood Fingerboard Olympic White Rosewood Fingerboard
"Squier Affinity Series basses represent an incredible value in bass guitar design. The Affinity Series Precision Bass PJ rocks classic tone and comfortable feel, with a two-color headstock logo, three-ply black/white/black pickguard, single-coil Jazz Bas

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$1029.00

Schecter Guitar Research Hellraiser Extreme-5 Electric Bass Guitar Satin Crimson Red Burst
"Schecter's Hellraiser Extreme-5 electric bass guitar is a premium instrument made with top notch woods and electronics. This bass is truly a work of artistic craftsmanship.The Hellraiser Extreme-5 has a multi-laminate maple and walnut neck. It's made fro

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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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$299.99

Sterling By Music Man S.U.B. Ray4 Electric Bass Guitar Mint Green
"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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$459.00

Schecter Guitar Research Omen-5 Electric Bass Guitar Black
"The Omen-5 electric bass guitar is the perfect bass for beginners to intermediate players. Quality woods and great sounding electronics give this bad boy a fully-loaded arsenal for the sonic onslaught that awaits.Rosewood is naturally oily and works well

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$359.99

Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Bass Natural
"The Ultra-Light Bass is Traveler Guitar's lightest, most compact bass offering ever. Weighing just 3 pounds 6.5 ounces and measuring only 33-"" in length, this 30""-scale acoustic-electric bass can go anywhere you want to take it. The UltraLight Bass fea

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$799.99

Sterling By Music Man Ray35ca 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Vintage Cream
"The Ray35CA is the newest addition to the Sterling 5-String Bass offering. Sharing the same basic body and electronic specs as it's 4-string Ray34CA Classic Active counterpart, Ray35CA is a no-nonsense, tone machine workhorse.The Classic Active Series ba

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$799.99

G&L Tribute M2500 5-String Electric Bass Gloss Black Maple Fretboard
"Three decades ago, the G&L L-2000 bass served notice that company founder Leo Fender was ready to disrupt the status quo. The bold, brash L-2000 and the L-2500 five-string that followed have always been an exhilarating experience for players with the

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$1499.99

G&L Sb-1 Electric Bass Guitar Yellow Fever
"When Leo Fender launched the G&L SB-1 bass in 1982, he packed his latest innovations in pickup and bridge design into a straightforward, hard-working bass. At that time the SB-1 had an MFD single coil pickup and no pickguard, which was a departure fr

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$299.99

Sterling By Music Man S.U.B. Ray4 Electric Bass Guitar Satin Blue Rosewood Fingerboard
"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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$299.99

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 3-Color Sunburst
"Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass delivers great traditional Jazz Bass style and performance, with dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim ""C""-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a 9.5""-radius rosewood fingerbo

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$599.99

Fender St&Ard Precision Bass Guitar Brown Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard
"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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$449.99

Squier Vintage Modified Bass Vi Black
"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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$549.00

Epiphone Thunderbird Classic-Iv Pro Electric Bass Guitar Alpine White
"The Thunderbird IV was first introduced in 1963 and instantly became one of rock's most recognizable bass guitar designs. For almost five decades, the Thunderbird has powered artists as varied as Nikki Sixx, The Who, Kings of Leon, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Sk

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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.