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$1124.99

Fender '60S Road Worn Jazz Bass Pau Ferro Fingerboard Fiesta Red
"A veritable racecar of a bass, the Fender Jazz Bass guitar was born in the '60s and became the favorite of players who put as many miles on the instrument as they did on their tour buses. The more it was used (and abused), the more it growled back and be

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$574.99

Fender Mustang Pj Bass Pau Ferro Fingerboard Olympic White
"Since its original release in 1964, the Mustang Bass has been one of Fenders most enduring bass designs, finding its way into the hands of bassists ranging from The Rolling Stones to My Chemical Romance. This updated version of the short-scale undergroun

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$874.99

Fender '70S Jazz Bass Pau Ferro Fingerboard Black
"Fender's '70s Jazz Bass captures the essence of the decade with striking looks and bright, full sound. That decade saw the bridge pickup placed closer to the bridge, creating a brighter, more cutting tone, and the addition of neck binding and block fretb

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$574.99

Fender Mustang Pj Bass Pau Ferro Fingerboard Sonic Blue
"Since its original release in 1964, the Mustang Bass has been one of Fenders most enduring bass designs, finding its way into the hands of bassists ranging from The Rolling Stones to My Chemical Romance. This updated version of the short-scale undergroun

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$624.99

Fender Standard Jazz Bass Pau Ferro Fingerboard Arctic White
"Professional bassists in all musical genres have relied on the Fender Jazz Bass guitar since its 1960 introduction for its rich tone and musical versatility. The Standard Jazz Bass combines the best of old and new, with modern single-coil pickups, shield

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$824.99

Fender '60S Jazz Bass Pau Ferro Fingerboard With Gigbag 3-Color Sunburst
"The Fender '60s Jazz Bass captures the essence of the decadean instrument as tuneful and groundbreaking as the era it debuted in. Many of the period-correct details that made the original Jazz Bass so great are meticulously replicated in this classic vin

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$219.99

Yamaha Mango Wood 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Tobacco Sunburst
"The Yamaha TRBX174EW features an exotic mango top with matching headstock built with the trusted quality of Yamaha. The bass's distinct look and exceptional playability set this instrument apart from other basses in its category. It's a great bass for re

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$2399.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5-String Bass With 2 Humbucker Pickups Sky Blue White Pickguard
"Selected basswood is carved into THE most distinctive body style ever-very well balanced and responsive with a super-tight 5-bolt joint to a selected maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Dual neodymium humbuckers with 4-band EQ on 2 concentric knobs and

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$1189.00

Lakland Skyline J-Sonic Rosewood Fingerboard 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Shoreline Gold
"The Lakland Skyline J-Sonic electric bass offers timeless good looks, tone and playability. It features a 34-in. scale flat-sawn rock maple neck for ultimate stability. The rosewood fretboard is loaded with 20 frets and a 10 in. radius with a delrin nut.

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$1849.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 4 H Electric Bass Guitar With Rosewood Fingerboard Firemist Gold
"First introduced in 1976, the Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay has been revered as one of the most iconic bass guitars in history. The StingRay was the first production four string bass to feature on-board active equalization. The flagship of the Music Man

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$979.99

Hagstrom Super Swede 4-String Electric Bass Guitar Natural Mahogany
"One of Hagstroms last projects before its Swedish production stopped was a collaboration between the chief guitar designer Per-ke Olsson and Rutger Gunnarsson, bassist for the Swedish super-group ABBA. This resulted in the Super Swede Bass, which was use

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$2549.99

Spector Euro5 Lx 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Gloss White
"The Spector Euro5 offers all of the features that have made the Spector name famous around the globe. The extremely comfortable, fully carved body is carved from solid Maple for a bright, commanding sound. A 3 piece maple neck runs through the entire len

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$799.00

Hagstrom Retroscape H8 Reissue 8-String Electric Bass Guitar Gloss Black
"Hagstroms US distributor brought the idea of an 8-string bass to them in 1967. At that time, the only other company producing an 8-string bass was Rickenbacker, but these were custom-order instruments; thus, Hagstrom became the first manufacturer to seri

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$2549.99

Spector Euro5 Lx 5-String Electric Bass Black Cherry
"The Euro5LXBCB 5-string version of the popular Spector Euro4LX. These basses feature all of the same professional-grade features as their 4-string companions, but are crafted with a 35 in. scale length for clear and punchy low-end that always cuts throug

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$1999.99

Fender American Elite Jazz Bass Champagne
"Packed to the gills with Fender's latest revolutionary innovations, the American Elite Jazz Bass is an active bass for the modern bassist who demands cutting-edge tone technology along with timeless style and fast, smooth playing feel. Its versatile soun

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$249.00

Dean Dean Edge 2 Spalt Maple Electric Bass Guitar Charcoal Burst
"The Dean Edge 2 Electric Bass reflects every bit of Dean's 20-plus years of experience in designing bass guitars. It has a light basswood body with a spalt maple top that is styled and contoured for comfort. The 34"" scale maple neck is profiled to be fa

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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.