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$199.99

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special Ss (Short Scale)
"The all-new Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS puts classic Fender looks into a distinctively sharp-looking, great-sounding, and super-versatile short-scale Squier bass model.The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS features include a slee

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$249.99

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar
"The all-new Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special puts classic Fender looks into a distinctively sharp-looking, great-sounding and super-versatile Squier bass model.Features include a sleek offset-waist body and an ultra-slim fast-action neck, with the ad

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$249.99

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Bass Guitar Special
"The all-new Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special puts classic Fender looks into a distinctively sharp-looking, great-sounding and super-versatile Squier bass model.Features include a sleek offset-waist body and an ultra-slim fast-action neck, with the ad

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$179.99

Ibanez Gsrm20 Mikro Short-Scale Bass Guitar Weathered Black Rosewood
"Having trouble fitting in? If it's because you're pierced and tattooed and attend a prepped out conservative school far from urban areas, we can't help you. If it's because you need a smaller bass for the tour bus or running scales in cramped quarters, w

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$599.00

Esp Ltd F-4E Bass Guitar Satin Natural
"The inspiration for the unique shape and design of the LTD F-4E Bass Guitar from ESP would appear to be a mix of Route 66 Interstate signs and weaponry from an old Dungeons & Dragons manual. Forgoing the traditional, rounded apple bottom bass, the LTD F

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$179.99

Ibanez Gsrm20 Mikro Short-Scale Bass Guitar Transparent Red Rosewood
"Having trouble fitting in? If it's because you're pierced and tattooed and attend a prepped out conservative school far from urban areas, we can't help you. If it's because you need a smaller bass for the tour bus or running scales in cramped quarters, w

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$311.53

Hofner Ignition Series Vintage Violin Bass Sunburst
"With authentic details inspired by the original, the Hofner Ignition Series Vintage Bass makes the legendary violin bass available to the rest of us. Don't get the idea that this a just a ""nowhere man"" look-alike. This quality instrument features a rea

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$399.99

Squier Classic Vibe Precision '50S Bass Guitar White Blonde
"The Squier Classic Vibe Precision Bass '50s delivers a unique playing experience both in terms of sound and feel. This larger neck and wider string spacing (1.65"") of the P Bass promote strong pocket playing with a warm, earthy tone that is supportive a

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$699.99

G&L Tribute L2000 Electric Bass Guitar Black Rosewood 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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$199.99

Ibanez Gsr200 4-String Electric Bass Brown Sunburst
"The Ibanez GSR200 4 string bass offers famous Soundgear sleekness, comfort, tone, and playability. The agathis body has a modern design that's light in weight and well balanced. Equipped with 2 high-output Powersound pickups in a traditional Jazz bass co

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$1999.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 Hh 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Pace Car Blue Maple Neck
"Get deep and dirty with this awesome design. Instead of the traditional single humbucker, this StingRay is armed with 2 of the massive Music Man pickups with hum-canceling phantom coils. It has an active 3-band preamp and unique 5-way switching (both coi

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$2099.00

Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5 Hh 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Stealth Black Stealth Ebony Neck
"Get deep and dirty with this awesome design. Instead of the traditional single humbucker, this StingRay is armed with 2 of the massive Music Man pickups with hum-canceling phantom coils. It has an active 3-band preamp and unique 5-way switching (both coi

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$499.99

Traveler Guitar Tb-4P Electric Bass Travel Guitar Sunburst
"The Traveler Guitar TB-4P Bass is a 32"" scale electric travel bass with a built-in headphone amplifier. Electronics include volume & tone controls and standard 1/4"" out as well as a 1/8"" aux-in for jamming with your MP3 player. At just 6 pounds 8

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$479.00

Esp Ltd B-204Sm Electric Bass Guitar Satin Natural
"The ESP LTD B-204SM Electric Bass Guitar has a bright-sounding ash body with a beautiful spalted maple top. Featuring string-thru design and active electronics, this bass has sound features that will inspire you.Built with 5-piece maple for maximum stabi

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$499.00

Esp Ltd B-205Sm 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Satin See-Thru Black
"The ESP LTD B-205SM 5-String Electric Bass Guitar has a bright-sounding ash body with a beautiful spalted maple top. Featuring string-thru design and active electronics, this bass has sound features that will inspire you.Built with 5-piece maple for maxi

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$499.00

Esp Ltd B-205Sm 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Satin Natural
"The ESP LTD B-205SM 5-String Electric Bass Guitar has a bright-sounding ash body with a beautiful spalted maple top. Featuring string-thru design and active electronics, this bass has sound features that will inspire you.Built with 5-piece maple for maxi

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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.