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The bass guitar (also called electric bass) is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb (either by plucking, slapping, popping, tapping, or thumping), or by using a plectrum.

The bass guitar is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, but with a longer neck and scale length, and four, five, or six strings. The four string bass—by far the most common—is usually tuned the same as the double bass,[5] which correspond to pitches one octave lower than the four lower strings of a guitar (E, A, D, and G). The bass guitar is a transposing instrument, as it is notated in bass clef an octave higher than it sounds (as is the double bass) to avoid excessive ledger lines. Like the electric guitar, the electric bass guitar is plugged into an amplifier and speaker for live performances.

Since the 1950s, the electric bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music as the bass instrument in the rhythm section. While the types of basslines performed by the bass guitarist vary widely from one style of music to another, the bass guitarist fulfills a similar role in most types of music: anchoring the harmonic framework and laying down the beat. The bass guitar is used in many styles of music including rock, metal, pop, ska, reggae, dub, punk rock, country, blues, and jazz. It is used as a soloing instrument in jazz, fusion, Latin, funk, and in some rock and heavy metal styles.


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  • FENDER SQUIER FRANK BELLO JAZZ BASS

    Frank Bello, hard-hitting bassist for thrash metal legends Anthrax and New York alternative favorites Helmet, is known for his dynamic, energetic stage presence and inventive bass style. Accordingly, Squier Frank Bello Jazz Bass guitar is loaded with hard-hitting features such as a gloss black finish with painted headcap, skull graphics and a one-two-punch Precision Bass/Jazz Bass pickup combination that’ll have the faint of heart running for their mommies.

  • FENDER GEDDY LEE JAZZ BASS

    Mean, mean stride. The Geddy Lee Jazz Bass® guitar is an exact replica of the tonally singular instrument that Rush’s revered bassist/vocalist has riffed away on in front of millions of devoted fans worldwide and on many a mega-selling album. The bass has an alder body; the thin one-piece C-shaped maple neck has a maple fingerboard with black binding and black rectangular position markers. The two vintage Jazz Bass single-coil pickups crackle with life and bristle with the energy. Other features include chrome hardware, vintage-style tuners and a Badass® Bass II™ bridge.

  • FENDER PINO PALLADINO SIGNATURE PRECISION BASS


    When your resume includes Jeff Beck, The Who, Eric Clapton, Simon & Garfunkel and John Mayer (to name a few), you’re obviously doing something right! And when your bass is as special as legendary session bassist Pino Palladino’s, it’s no wonder the Custom Shop chose to reproduce his ’62 Precision Bass. Featuring a light alder body, a C-shape straight grain maple neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard, custom-wound pickup, tortoise shell pickguard and Thomastik-Infeld® strings - Pino’s signature bass is made to his exacting specifications.

  • FENDER ROGER WATERS PRECISION BASS

    Fender introduces the Roger Waters Precision Bass, named for the world-famous bassist/singer/songwriter whose elegant grooves and infectious riffs are hallmarks of the legendary Pink Floyd sound and an acclaimed solo career that continues stronger than ever today.

  • HARLEY BENTON HOT ROD BASS

    The Harley Benton Hot Rod Bass is a copy made in China for Thomann of the original Hot Rod by Fender. With all features of the original and unbeatable price, the Hot Rod by Harley Benton is the ideal instrument for beginners or as a second bass.

  • HARLEY BENTON HBP120 PRECISION BASS


    The Harley Benton HBP 120 is a great entry level bass for less than 100 euros in the traditional P-style. : bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and a split Precision pickup that deliver warm and straightforward rock sound.

  • FENDER STANDARD PRECISION BASS

    Since its early-’50s introduction, the Fender® Precision Bass® guitar has remained the world standard for thick tone and smooth playability. The Standard Precision Bass combines the best of old and new, with a modern single-coil pickup, shielded body cavity, medium jumbo frets, vintage-style bridge, tinted neck with rosewood or maple fretboard, three-ply parchment pickguard and ’70s-style headstock logo. Standard gig bag included.

  • FENDER 60TH ANNIVERSARY PRECISION BASS


    Since its birth in 1951, the Fender® Precision Bass guitar has redefined popular music, and continues to in the hands of contemporary artists worldwide. The 60th Anniversary Precision Bass guitar embodies six decades of Fender bass legacy in a collectible U.S.-made instrument.

  • FENDER MARCUS MILLER JAZZ BASS

    Marcus Miller’s combination of soulful groove and astounding technical ability has made him one of the jazz world’s preeminent virtuoso bassists. Fender’s stylish Marcus Miller Jazz Bass guitar is soulful and astounding, too. It has an ash body, distinctive black pickguard/control plate and one piece C-shaped maple neck with a 7.25”-radius maple fingerboard featuring white binding, white pearl block inlays and a satin finish (gloss finish on the headstock, plus Miller’s signature).

  • HARLEY BENTON MB22 JAZZ BASS


    The MB22 is a Jazz bass offers the typical features of a standard Fender J-bass : maple neck with rosewood fretboard, 2 volume controls and 1 tone control, 2 J-style pickups. A beginner Bass to a sensational price : less than 100 euros ! - Two-tone sunburst finish - like the original.

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  • Fender SQ Affinity PJ Bass Pack BLK

    11% additional discount since the 17.11.2018: Electric Bass SetSquier Affinity PJ Electric Bass Body: Poplar, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Indian Laurel, 20 Medium jumbo frets, Nut width: 41.3 mm (1.625"), Scale: 864 mm (34"), Pickups:...
    266 € previously 298 € - item no. 441282
  • Dean Guitars Custom Zone Bass NG

    20% cheaper since the 17.11.2018: E - Bass Body: Limewood, Bolt-on maple neck, Neck profile: "C" profile, Fingerboard in body colour, 22 Frets, Black block fretboard inlays, Scale: 864 mm, 1 DMT design split coil pickup,...
    158 € previously 198 € - item no. 221058
  • Warwick Masterbuilt Corvette $$ 4

    Price slashed the 17.11.2018: Electric Bass Top: Coloured AAA flamed maple, Body: Swamp Ash, Bolt-on 3-piece laminated Neck: Wenge, Fretboard: Wenge, 24 IFT (Invisible Fret Technology) Jumbo bronze frets, Length: Long Scale,...
    3,390 € previously 3,490 € - item no. 397480
  • Warwick GPS Corvette DB 5 Ash BR

    Price slashed the 17.11.2018: 5-String Electric Bass Body: Ash, Neck: Ovangkol, Scale: Long scale 34", Fretboard: Wenge, 24 Frets, Just-A-NUT III, Pickups: 2 Passive MEC MM-Style humbuckers, Active MEC 2-Band electronics,...
    1,690 € previously 1,775 € - item no. 384535
  • Marcus Miller V7 Vintage Alder-5 BMR

    Price slashed the 17.11.2018: 5-String Electric Bass Alder body, One-piece maple neck, Neck profile: C, Maple fretboard, Scale: 34" long scale, 20 Medium small frets, Nut width: 46 mm, Bone nut, String spacing: 18 mm,...
    499 € previously 525 € - item no. 384325
  • Höfner Vintage 500/1 62 Mersey FL

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    2,290 € previously 2,385 € - item no. 408893
  • Ibanez SR300E-BPM

    Price slashed the 17.11.2018: Electric bass Soundgear series, Body: Mahogany, 5-Piece "SR4" neck: Maple / walnut, 24 Medium frets, Fretboard: Jatoba, White Dot fretboard inlays, Nut width: 38 mm, Scale: 864 mm...
    273 € previously 285 € - item no. 430780
  • Dean Guitars Juggernaut RW Classic Black

    13% cheaper since the 16.11.2018: E-Bass Body: Alder, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Neck profile: C, 22 Frets, Scale: 863 mm, Nut width: 38 mm, Pickups: 2 DMT Series single coils, Factory stringing:...
    328 € previously 377 € - item no. 448561
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    438 € previously 454 € - item no. 312980
  • Marcus Miller V7 Vintage Swamp Ash-5 LH NT

    7% cheaper since the 17.11.2018: 5-String Electric Bass Left hand model, Body: Swamp ash, One-piece maple neck, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Maple, Fretboard radius: 18.42 cm (7.25"), Scale: 34" (long scale), 20 Medium...
    531 € previously 573 € - item no. 384573
  • Sandberg California II VM5 RW TS HG

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    1,444 € previously 1,499 € - item no. 363342
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    220 € previously 244 € - item no. 436346
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    7% additional discount since the 17.11.2018: 5-String Electric Bass Body: Mahogany, Bolt-on 5-piece maple / mahogany neck, Fretboard: Rosewood </i>(Dalbergia latifolia)</i>, 24 Frets, Length: 864 mm (long scale), Nut width: 43 mm,...
    498 € previously 535 € - item no. 312984
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    13% additional discount since the 17.11.2018: 5-String Electric Bass Body: Mahogany, 5-String bolt-on maple/mahogany neck, Fretboard: Rosewood, Scale: 864 mm (Long scale), 24 Frets, Nut width: 43 mm, Pickups: 2x Yamaha ceramic humbucker, 2-Band...
    348 € previously 398 € - item no. 312999
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    price slashed by 5% on the 17.11.2018: 5-String Electric Bass Body: Mahogany, 5-String bolt-on maple/mahogany neck, Fretboard: Rosewood, Scale: 864 mm (Long scale), 24 Frets, Nut width: 43 mm, Pickups: 2x Yamaha ceramic humbucker, 2-Band...
    348 € previously 368 € - item no. 312995
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    12% cheaper since the 17.11.2018: Electric Bass Body: Ash, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Maple, Scale: 864 mm (34" - Long scale), 22 Frets, Pickups: 1 Delano J-Style and 1 Delano Power Humbucker, PU Split, Sandberg 2-Band EQ,...
    1,444 € previously 1,644 € - item no. 372709
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    999 € previously 1,050 € - item no. 434427
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    1,949 € previously 1,999 € - item no. 434697
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    2,299 € previously 2,429 € - item no. 435348
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    6% additional discount since the 17.11.2018: Electric Bass Ash body, Five bolt bolt-on roasted maple neck, Roasted maple fretboard, Dot fretboard inlays, 22 Stainless steel frets, Graphite nut, Nut width: 41.3 mm (1.63"), Scale: 864 mm...
    2,399 € previously 2,549 € - item no. 435339
  • Dean Guitars Edge 4 EMG CBK

    17% cheaper since the 17.11.2018: Electric Bass Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), 24 Frets, Pickups: 2 active EMG humbuckers, Colour: Classic Black
    298 € previously 357 € - item no. 448696
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    5% additional discount since the 17.11.2018: Electric Bass Body: Mahogany, Bolt-on maple neck, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Walnut, 24 Frets, Pearl dot fretboard inlays, Neck profile: C, Scale: 30" (Short Scale), Pickups: 2 DMT Design,...
    188 € previously 198 € - item no. 233221
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    13% additional discount since the 17.11.2018: Electric Bass Alder body, Bolt-on maple neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), Scale: 864mm (Long Scale), 21 Medium frets, Radius: 250 mm, Nut width: 40 mm, Pickups: 1 split coil (neck) and...
    308 € previously 354 € - item no. 450324
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    1,245 € previously 1,290 € - item no. 418636
  • Jackson JS2 Concert Bass Snow White

    6% additional discount since the 14.11.2018: Electric Bass Poplar body, One-piece bolt-on maple neck, graphite reinforced with scarf joint, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), 24 Jumbo frets, Nut width: 42 mm, Scale: 864 mm (34"),...
    268 € previously 285 € - item no. 413944
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    Price slashed the 17.11.2018: Beatles Cavern Bass "The original" Paul McCartney Cavern bass, Top made of selected German spruce, Body made of flamed maple, Maple-beech-maple neck with original "Fat Neck" neck...
    1,990 € previously 2,090 € - item no. 262297
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    Price slashed the 17.11.2018: Electric Bass Body: Alder, Neck: Maple, Neck profile: Compound, Fretboard: Maple, 21 Frets, Scale: Long scale, Radius: 12.7 to 35.6 cm (5" - 14"), Bone saddle, Pickups: 2x 4th Generation...
    1,845 € previously 1,899 € - item no. 378239
  • Cort GB54JJ OW

    7% additional discount since the 17.11.2018: Electric Bass Body: Alder, Bolt-on neck: Maple, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Scale: 864 mm (34"), 20 Frets, Dot fretboard inlays, Pickups: 2 Cort Voiced Tone JJ Single Coils,...
    278 € previously 298 € - item no. 448434
  • Dean Guitars Edge 1 Trans Amber

    13% additional discount since the 17.11.2018: Electric Bass Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), 24 Frets, Nut width: 38 mm, Scale: Long scale, Pickups: 2 DMT Design Soapbars, Chrome hardware, Colour: Trans...
    138 € previously 158 € - item no. 448699
  • Dean Guitars Paramount Maple CBK

    10% additional discount since the 15.11.2018: Electric Bass Body: Alder, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Maple, Neck profile: C, 22 Jumbo frets, Scale: 863 mm, Nut width: 41 mm, Graph Tech TUSQ nut, Pickup: DMT Series Split coil, Ex-factory stringing:...
    328 € previously 366 € - item no. 447592