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$2149.99

Fender American Elite Jazz Bass V Maple Fingerboard Tobacco Sunburst
"Packed to the gills with Fender's latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass V is an active 5-string bass for the modern bassist who demands cutting-edge tone technology along with timeless style and fast, smooth playing feel. Its ver

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$1099.99

"Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass, Maple Fingerboard Natural"
"Elegant and packed with versatile tones, the Deluxe Active Jazz Bass is ideal for bassists who need a flexible tone machine that looks great on stage. Fenders classic offset bass style is blended with powerful tone and smooth playing feel to create an in

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$2299.99

Ibanez Anb306e Adam Nitti Signature 6-String Electric Bass Guitar Blue Burst
"Beyond his steady schedule of teaching, clinics, producing, and commandeering his own musical endeavors, Adam Nitti has spent decades performing and recording with countless celebrated contemporary jazz artists. In the process hes built a reputation as b

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$224.99

Yamaha Trbx174ew Mango Wood 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural
"The TRBX174EW represents a price breakthrough for the TRBX range with exotic mango wood.You're the bedrock of your music. You need an instrument with the strength and power to perform. That instrument must give you the freedom to innovate, to create and

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$999.99

Cort Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic Bass Guitar Natural Rosewood
"The Jeff Berlin Rithimic 4 String Bass features a custom designed alder body with spalted maple and padouk top which has its own unique clarity and brightness. The Bartolini Jeff Berlin custom soapbar pickups are the only dual coil humbucker pickups for

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$349.99

Ibanez Sr300e 4-String Electric Bass Iron Pewter
"For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. Embraced by bassists over the decades, the iconic series continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics.The SR300E 4-string electric bass

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$399.99

Ibanez Sr370ef 4-String Fretless Electric Bass Brown Burst
"For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. Embraced by bassists over the decades, the iconic series continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics. The SR370E is a h

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$669.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Session-5 Fretless Electric Bass Satin Aged Natural
"The Schecter Stiletto-5 Fretless electric bass delivers a classic look thanks to its aged natural satin finish and black hardware. This fretless features two huge active EMG pickups. An EMG 40J in the neck position and an EMG 40DC in the bridge coupled w

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$399.99

Squier Classic Vibe '70S Precision Bass Black
"The Classic Vibe Precision Bass '70s delivers the true Precision Bass experience. Huge tone roars from its traditional split-single-coil pickup. The contoured basswood body, is familiar and comfortable, and the vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has 20 vintag

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$649.99

Jackson Cbxnt Iv Electric Bass Guitar Trans Red Rosewood Fingerboard
"Hold down the low end with the CBXNT IV, a highly versatile bass designed for one express purpose; bringing the thunder to your music. Upgraded electronics, classically brutal style and fast, efficient playability make this entry into the lineup a fundam

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$179.99

Ibanez Gsrm20b 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural
"Dont be fooled into thinking the Ibanez GSR Mikro is a toy. Its made to the same high standards of the other GIO series guitars. The GSRM20B features a vintage style Lime Green Metallic, small scale SR body, full sound Ibanez STD pickups, the same constr

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$599.00

Esp Ltd Thin Line 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural
"New to the amazing and versitile TL line is the new TL bass! Features include a mahogany set neck construction with thin U mahogany neck, 22 extra-jumbo frets and a rosewood fretboard, an exotic zebrawood top, Fishman TL3 with Sonicore pickups system and

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$349.99

Ibanez Sr300e 4-String Electric Bass Ocean Fade Metallic
"For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. Embraced by bassists over the decades, the iconic series continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics.The SR300E 4-string electric bass

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$399.99

Ibanez Sr305e 5-String Electric Bass Root Beer Metallic
"For 25 years the SR has given bass players a modern alternative. Embraced by bassists over the decades, the iconic series continues to excite with its smooth, fast neck, lightweight body and perfectly matched electronics.The SR305E is a handsome 5-string

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$569.99

Jackson Cbx Iv David Ellefson Signature Electric Bass Quicksilver
"Designed in conjunction with one of the founding fathers of thrash metalhighly acclaimed bassist David Ellefson of Megadeththe 4-string David Ellefson CBX IV QS is a beast of a bass. Bearing his personal touches, packed with enormous Jackson sound and th

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$2399.99

Ibanez Prestige Sr5006 6-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural
"The Ibanez Prestige Series embodies over 40 years of dedication to building high-quality electric guitars and basses for the discriminating musician. Instruments bearing the Prestige moniker represent the pinnacle of Japanese luthiery and are proudly pla

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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.