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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 Player Series P-Bass MN BCR

    5% additional discount since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Body: Alder, Maple neck, Fretboard: Maple, Matte neck finish, 20 Frets, Nut width: 41.3 mm, Scale: 864 mm, Pickups: New Player AlNiCo V Precision Split single coil, Volume knob and...
    695 € previously 735 € - item no. 439272
  • Fender Player Series J-Bass MN PWT LH

    5% cheaper since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Left hand model, Body: Alder, Maple neck, Fretboard: Maple, Matte neck finish, 20 Frets, Nut width: 38.1 mm, Scale: 864 mm (long scale), Pickups: 2 New Player Series AlNiCo V jazz...
    695 € previously 735 € - item no. 439316
  • Fender Player Series P-Bass PF PWT LH

    6% additional discount since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Left hand model, Body: Alder, Maple neck, Pau Ferro fretboard, Matte neck finish, 20 Frets, Nut width: 41.3 mm, Scale: 864 mm, Pickups: New Player AlNiCo V Precision Split single coil,...
    699 € previously 745 € - item no. 439289
  • Fender Player Series Jazz Bass MN BCR

    5% additional discount since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Body: Alder, Maple neck, Fretboard: Maple, Matte neck finish, 20 Frets, Nut width: 38.1 mm, Scale: 864 mm (long scale), Pickups: 2 New Player AlNiCo V jazz single coils, 2 Volume knobs...
    695 € previously 735 € - item no. 439307
  • Fender Player Series Jazz Bass MN TPL

    price slashed by 5% on the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Body: Alder, Maple neck, Fretboard: Maple, Matte neck finish, 20 Frets, Nut width: 38.1 mm, Scale: 864 mm (long scale), Pickups: 2 New Player AlNiCo V jazz single coils, 2 Volume knobs...
    695 € previously 735 € - item no. 439305
  • Ibanez TMB30-BK Talman Short Scale

    11% additional discount since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Short-scale model, Body: Poplar, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Jatoba, 20 Frets, Scale: 762 mm (30"), Nut width: 41 mm, Fretboard radius: 240 mm, Pickups: 2 Dynamic P/J single coils,...
    160 € previously 179 € - item no. 379412
  • Fender Player Series P-Bass MN TPL

    5% cheaper since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Body: Alder, Maple neck, Fretboard: Maple, Matte neck finish, 20 Frets, Nut width: 41.3 mm, Scale: 864 mm, Pickups: New Player AlNiCo V Precision Split single coil, Volume knob and...
    695 € previously 735 € - item no. 439268
  • Fender Player Series Jazz Bass PF SRD

    6% additional discount since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Body: Alder, Maple neck, Pau Ferro fretboard, Matte neck finish, 20 Frets, Nut width: 38.1 mm, Scale: 864 mm (long scale), Pickups: 2 New Player AlNiCo V jazz single coils, 2 Volume...
    699 € previously 745 € - item no. 439312
  • Fender Player Series J-Bass V PF 3TS

    Price slashed the 14.07.2018: 5-string Electric Bass Body: Alder, Maple neck, Pau Ferro fretboard, Matte neck finish, 20 Frets, Nut width: 47.6 mm, Scale: 864 mm (long scale), Pickups: 2 New Player Series AlNiCo V jazz single...
    845 € previously 885 € - item no. 439325
  • ESP LTD B-204FM See Thru Red

    5% additional discount since the 14.07.2018: Electric bass Body: Linden, Body top: Flamed maple, Bolted neck: Maple / jatoba, Fretboard: Roasted Jatoba, Radius: 400 mm, Neck profile: Thin U, 24 XJ frets, Scale: 864 mm (34"), Nut width: 40...
    379 € previously 399 € - item no. 432019
  • Ibanez SRH505F-NNF Bass Workshop

    8% additional discount since the 13.07.2018: 5-String Electric Bass Build: Semi-hollow, Fretless, Top: Spruce, Mahogany back, 5-Piece neck: Jatoba / Walnut, Fretboard: Panga Panga, Neck profile: SRH, White fretboard inlays, Scale: 864 mm, Nut...
    692 € previously 749 € - item no. 415442
  • Ibanez SR370E-SPB

    price slashed by 7% on the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Body: Maple, 5-Piece neck: Maple / Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Scale: Long Scale, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), 24 Medium frets, Pearl dot fretboard inlays, Pickups: 2...
    352 € previously 379 € - item no. 381080
  • Ibanez SR870-ALG

    Price slashed the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Body: Mahogany, Top: Flamed maple, 5-Piece SR4 neck: Jatoba/walnut, Fretboard: Jatoba, Oval abalone fretboard inlays, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 38 mm, 24 Medium frets, Accu-cast B500...
    849 € previously 869 € - item no. 429007
  • Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro AW

    Price slashed the 14.07.2018: E-Bass Body: Mahogany, Continuous 7-Stranded neck: Mahogany / walnut, Fretboard: Blackwood Teck, Neck profile: 1960's Rounded, Dot fretboard inlays, Nut width: 38 mm, Scale: 863 mm, 20 Medium jumbo...
    579 € previously 595 € - item no. 419198
  • NS Design CR5-BG-AMS Radius 5-String

    12% cheaper since the 12.07.2018: 5-String Electric Bass Body shape: Headless, Body: Maple, Top: Flamed maple, Bolt-on maple neck with carbon core, Fretboard: Ebony, 24 Frets, Scale: 35" (Super Long Scale), String spacing: 18...
    2,555 € previously 2,890 € - item no. 330756
  • ESP LTD TA-604 FRX

    6% cheaper since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Tom Araya (Slayer) Signature Model, Body: Maple, Bolt-on neck: Maple, Fretboard: Rosewood, Neck profile: Thin U, Scale: 35", Nut width: 40 mm, 24 XJ Frets, Pickups: 2 active EMG...
    1,177 € previously 1,249 € - item no. 385503
  • Marcus Miller M7 Swamp Ash 4st LH TBK

    Price slashed the 14.07.2018: 4-String Electric Bass Left handed model, Body: Swamp Ash, Top: Flamed Maple, Bolt-on maple neck, Neck profile: C, Scale: 34" (long scale), Fretboard: Rosewood, Dot inlays, Fretboard radius:...
    629 € previously 659 € - item no. 384775
  • Warwick AL Bootsy Collins Spacebass

    9% cheaper since the 13.07.2018: Electric Bass Bootsy Collins Signature Model, Mahogany body, Bolt-on maple neck, Rosewood fretboard, 24 Frets, Scale: Long scale, 50.8 cm Fretboard radius, Pickup: Active MEC J/TJ, Active MEC 2-band...
    990 € previously 1,090 € - item no. 342593
  • Marcus Miller P7 Swamp Ash 4 TS Lefthand

    Price slashed the 12.07.2018: Electric Bass Left hand model, Body: Swamp ash, Bolt-on neck: Maple, Fretboard: Maple, Neck profile: C, White pearloid block fretboard inlays, 22 Medium small frets, Bone nut, Nut width: 38 mm (1.5...
    573 € previously 599 € - item no. 412381
  • Marcus Miller V7 Vintage Swamp Ash-5 LH BMR

    Price slashed the 13.07.2018: 5-String Electric Bass Left-handed model, Body: Swamp ash, One-piece maple neck, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Maple, Fretboard radius: 18.42 cm (7.25 "), Length: 34 "(long scale), 20 Medium...
    499 € previously 525 € - item no. 384577
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    Price slashed the 04.07.2018: 5-String Fretless Bass Body: Ash, Bolt-on maple neck with Ekanga veneer strips, Fingerboard: Rosewood, Length: 34", Pickup: 2 MEC MM-Style humbucker, Passive electronics, 1 Tone control, 2...
    695 € previously 725 € - item no. 272538
  • ESP LTD F-204FM Walnut Brown Satin

    Price slashed the 14.07.2018: E-Bass Body: Linden, Top: Flamed maple, Bolted neck: Maple / jatoba, Fretboard: Roasted jatoba, Radius: 400 mm, Neck profile: U, 24 X-Jumbo frets, Scale: 889 mm (35"), Nut width: 40 mm,...
    474 € previously 486 € - item no. 432099
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    Price slashed the 06.07.2018: Bass Guitar Body: Mahogany, Top: Quilted maple, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Scale: 863 mm (Long scale), 24 Frets, Nut width: 43 mm, Pickups: 2 BC Rich split coils, Active...
    422 € previously 438 € - item no. 418281
  • Marcus Miller V7 Swamp Ash-4 TS

    11% additional discount since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Body: Swamp ash, 1-Piece maple neck, C-shaped neck profile, Fretboard: Maple, Scale: 34" (long scale), 20 Medium small frets, Nut width: 38 mm, Bone nut, String spacing: 20 mm,...
    425 € previously 477 € - item no. 351745
  • Epiphone Toby Deluxe-IV Bass TransBlack

    9% cheaper since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Radiata body, Bolt-on neck: Maple, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia latifolia), 24 Frets, 34" Scale length (long scale), 42.67 mm (1.68") nut width, Black hardware, Tobias TBR...
    205 € previously 225 € - item no. 267187
  • Traveler Guitars Ultra Light 5-String Bass NS

    6% cheaper since the 05.07.2018: 5-String Travel Electric Bass Body: East American maple, Neck-through: East American maple, Fretboard: Ebonised rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Scale: 762 mm, Nut width: 41.4 mm, 22 Medium nickel...
    328 € previously 348 € - item no. 440321
  • Fender Player Series Jazz Bass PF SGM

    6% cheaper since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Body: Alder, Maple neck, Pau Ferro fretboard, Matte neck finish, 20 Frets, Nut width: 38.1 mm, Scale: 864 mm (long scale), Pickups: 2 New Player AlNiCo V jazz single coils, 2 Volume...
    699 € previously 745 € - item no. 439311
  • Epiphone Embassy Pro Bass DC

    price slashed by 11% on the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Body: Mahogany, Set-in neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia), Neck profile: 1960's Slim Taper D, Scale: 863 mm, Nut width: 41.3 mm, 22 Medium jumbo frets,...
    315 € previously 355 € - item no. 427280
  • Fender Player Series P-Bass MN BLK LH

    5% additional discount since the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Left hand model, Body: Alder, Maple neck, Fretboard: Maple, Matte neck finish, 20 Frets, Nut width: 41.3 mm, Scale: 864 mm, Pickups: New Player AlNiCo V Precision Split single coil,...
    698 € previously 735 € - item no. 439284
  • Fender AM Pro P Bass LH RW BK

    Price slashed the 14.07.2018: Electric Bass Left-handed model, Body: Alder, Neck: Maple, Neck profile: 1963 C, Fretboard: Rosewood, Fretboard radius: 241 mm (9.5"), 20 Frets, Nut width: 41.3 mm, Scale: 864 mm (34"-...
    1,590 € previously 1,625 € - item no. 402606