Electric Basses


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.

Cort A5 Plus SCMS OPN

Electric Bass Model: 5-String, Design: Single cutaway multi-scale, Body: Swamp ash, Top: Spalted maple, 5-Piece neck: Maple / Panga Panga, Fretboard: Panga Panga, Fretboard inlays: Dot, Frets: 24...
845 £ 888 £ - item no. 449896

Rickenbacker 4003 Al Cisneros Sign.ltd.

Electric Bass Limited to 420 guitars worldwide, Walnut body, Full-length maple neck (neck through body), Maple fretboard, Green sleep inlays, 20 Frets, Scale: 845 mm, Nut width: 42.9 mm, Schaller...
3,111 £ 3,269 £ - item no. 468073

ESP LTD Stream-204 Black Satin

Electric Bass Body: Mahogany, Bolt-on neck: Maple, Fretboard: Roasted jatoba, Neck profile: Thin U, 21 XJ Frets, Fretboard radius: 400 mm, Scale: 34" (long scale), Nut width: 40 mm, Pickups: 2...
425 £ 451 £ - item no. 458948

Warwick GPS Corvette 4 Ash NT LH

Electric Bass Lefthand / left-handed model, Ash body, Ovangkol neck, Length: 34" (long scale), Wenge fretboard, 24 Frets, Pickup: 2 x Passive MEC J-Style single coils, Passive pre-amp, Warwick...
845 £ 888 £ - item no. 364163

Warwick Warwick RB Corvette Premium 5

5-String Electric Bass Body: Alder, Top: Solid AAA flamed maple, Bolt-on 4-piece neck: Maple with Ekanga veneer stripes, Fretboard: Wenge, 24 Extra high nickel silver jumbo frets, Scale: 864 mm...
888 £ 1,025 £ - item no. 450515

Warwick RB Fortress 4 SBHP LH

Electric Bass Left hand model, Body: Ash, Bolt-on 3-piece neck: Maple with Ekanga veneer stripes, Fretboard: Wenge, 24 Extra high nickel silver jumbo frets, Scale: 864 mm (long scale), Nut width:...
722 £ 799 £ - item no. 450660

Warwick GPS Corvette 5 Ash NT LH

5-String Lefthand Electric Bass Body: ash, Neck: Ovangkol, Length: 34 "(long scale), Fingerboard: Wenge, 24 frets, Pickup: 2 passive MEC J-Style, Passive electronics, Warwick machine heads,...
1,125 £ 1,199 £ - item no. 364203

Warwick RB Corvette Classic 4 ASTHP LH

Electric bass Left hand / left handed model, Body: Alder, Veneered top: Bookmatched AAA flamed maple, Bolted, 3-piece neck: Maple with Ekanga veneer strips, Fingerboard: Wenge, 24 Extra high...
749 £ 799 £ - item no. 450500

Fender AM Original 70s J-Bass Black

E-Bass Body: Ash, Neck: Maple, Neck profile: 1975 U, Fretboard: Maple, 20 Vintage tall frets, Pearloid block fretboard inlays, Nut width: 37 mm, Scale: 864 mm, Pickups: 2 Pure Vintage JB Single...
1,039 £ 1,422 £ - item no. 429197

Jackson JS2 Spectra SW

Electric Bass Body: Poplar, One-piece neck: Maple, Fretboard: Laurel, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 38.1 mm, 24 Jumbo frets, Pickups: 1 P-Style and 1 J-Style single coil, 1 Balance and 1 bass boost...
166 £ 177 £ - item no. 455429

Jackson JS3 Spectra V BK

5-String Electric Bass Body: Poplar, One piece neck: Maple, Fretboard: Laurel, Scale: 889 mm, Nut width: 44.5 mm, 24 Jumbo frets, Pickups: 2 Humbuckers, Active 3-band equalisation, 1 Balance...
295 £ 321 £ - item no. 455443

Jackson JS2 Spectra MB

Electric Bass Body: Poplar, One-piece neck: Maple, Fretboard: Laurel, Scale: 864 mm, Nut width: 38.1 mm, 24 Jumbo frets, Pickups: 1 P-Style and 1 J-Style single coil, 1 Balance and 1 bass boost...
166 £ 176 £ - item no. 455431

Warwick Masterbuilt Streamer Stage I 5

5-String Electric Bass Masterbuilt, Body: AAA Flamed maple, 4-Piece laminated Broadneck neck: Wenge, Fretboard: Wenge, 47" Fretboard radius, 24 Extra hard IFT (Invisible Fret Technology) Jumbo...
4,699 £ 4,899 £ - item no. 432695

Warwick Masterbuilt Streamer StageII 5

5-String Electric Bass Master built series, Afzelia body, Continuous 7-piece wenge neck with afzelia strips, Wenge fretboard, Yin yang fretboard inlays, 24 IFT (invisible fret technology) jumbo...
5,099 £ 5,333 £ - item no. 397460

Warwick RockBass Streamer 5 NTS

5-String Electric Bass Arched body: Carolina, Bolt-on 4-piece neck: Maple with Ekanga veneer stripes, Fretboard: Wenge, Fretboard radius: 664 mm (26"), Scale: 864 mm (34" / long scale),...
611 £ 659 £ - item no. 452131

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