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$659.00

Italia Imola Electric Bass Guitar Tobacco Sunburst
"Featuring a korina wood body and a maple neck, the Imola bass sounds as great as it looks. Lots of tonal options from the Wilkinson pickups, and plays great. Case sold separately.Body: Korina woodNeck: MaplePickups: WBBC Wilkinson bass bridge, WBJ Wilkin

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$799.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-4 Bass Satin Honey
"The Schecter Stiletto Studio-4 Bass Guitar is a sleek, sexy, sharp-looking bass loaded with features that count. Neck-thru construction gives it excellent sustain. A mahogany body gives it tone and resonance. EMG-Hz pickups and active 3-band tone circuit

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$199.00

Dean Custom Zone 4-String Bass Guitar Nuclear Green
"The Dean Zone Bass Guitar is an unruly axe with shocking colors and a sensuous basswood body. The maple fingerboard color matches the body and has black block markers and 20 frets. Split pickups and black hardware. No one can say you have ""just another

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$769.99

Sterling By Music Man Ray34 Electric Bass Guitar Natural
"The iconic StingRay bass continues to dominate stages and studios around the world. The no nonsense design, the tones from the 3-band preamp and pickup, the ash body, the familiar oval pickguard has supported the most important music of our generation. N

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$471.34

Washburn Taurus T25 5 String Neck-Thru Electric Bass Guitar
"The Washburn T25 5-string bass offers a number of features typically found on much higher-priced instruments. The stained mahogany body and multi-laminate neck with rosewood fretboard deliver striking looks. Rich, warm tone comes courtesy of two ABT jazz

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$879.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Studio-5 Fretless Bass Satin Honey
"The Schecter Stiletto Studio-5 Fretless Bass Guitar is a sleek, sexy, sharp-looking bass loaded with features that count. Neck-thru construction gives it excellent sustain. A mahogany body gives it tone and resonance. EMG-Hz pickups and active 3-band ton

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$764.95

Spector Legend Classic 5-String Bass Natural
"The Legend Classic features the NS rounded body style in basswood with a gorgeous quilted maple top. The neck is a bolt-on, 3-piece rock maple with a rosewood fingerboard. It is equipped with USA-made EMG-SSD pickups and the Spector Tone Pump Jr. preamp

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$639.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass Satin Natural
"Punchy, modern tone jumps out from EMG HZ pickups, a massive S-TEK bridge, and active 12dB EQ. Maple/walnut laminate neck with rosewood fretboard is joined to the mahogany body with six bolts for rock-solid stability. Figured maple top, diamond fretboard

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$874.99

Fender '70S Jazz Bass Black
"The Fender '70s Jazz Bass captures the essence of the decade with striking cosmetics and a bright, full sound. The original '70s Jazz Bass had a repositioned bridge pickup-moved closer to the bridge-and the flashier look of big block inlays, neck binding

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$1699.99

G&L L-2000 Electric Bass Guitar Tobacco Sunburst
"This is the kind of bass that you know sounds fantastic even before you plug it in. Its premium swamp ash body and hard rock maple neck resonate so well that you can feel each note as well as hear it. Beautifully handcrafted and finished, it features man

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$799.99

Ibanez Gwb35 Gary Willis Signature Fretless 5-String Bass Flat Black
"Gary Willis' mastery of the fretless can be heard on recordings by Tribal Tech, Wayne Shorter, Allan Holdsworth, Hubert Laws, Joe DiOrio and his own solo recordings. His no-frills GWB35 fretless 5-string bass has just the right features to facilitate his

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$5775.00

Spector Ns-5Xl Usa 5-String Bass Golden Stain Gold Hardware
"The timeless, ergonomic design of this instrument has made it a standard fixture on stages and in studios worldwide. Their distinctive sound and effortless playability have made Spector NS basses the first choice of discerning professionals for more than

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$249.99

Ibanez Gsr205 5-String Bass Roadster Orange Metallic
Its agathis body is comfortably shaped and sculpted and its neck shape is easy to play. 2 Powersound pickups and passive EQ give it plenty of tonal range.Case sold separately.Compositer body--lightweight and comfortableSlender neckHigh outputCase sold sep

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$1499.00

Lakl& Skyline Deluxe 55 02 5 String Bass
"The Lakland Skyline Deluxe 55-02 5-String Bass comes with custom alnico-magnet Lakland pickups: a humbucker at the bridge and a single-coil in the neck. These pickups are teamed with the same 3-band active preamp used in the US-made 55-94 to let you dial

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$629.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-4 Bass Satin Natural
"Upgraded hardware and appointments! Same basic design and construction as the Stiletto Deluxe, but with EMG HZ pickups, a massive S-TEK bridge, active electronics (12dB bass/treble cut/boost), diamond fretboard inlays, and black hardware.Case sold separa

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$639.00

Schecter Guitar Research Stiletto Custom-5 Bass Satin Vampire Red
"Punchy, modern tone jumps out from EMG HZ pickups, a massive S-TEK bridge, and active 12dB EQ. Maple/walnut laminate neck with rosewood fretboard is joined to the mahogany body with six bolts for rock-solid stability. Figured maple top, diamond fretboard

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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.