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Bass

The beginnings of the instrument can be found in the mid-1930s in the arenas of jazz, however, it is only when Leo Fender introduced the "Fender Bass" in 1951 that the instrument began to be seriously recognized. The instrument was attractive to the jazz musician and soon appeared in rock n 'roll and country bands , eventually ending up in the emerging Motown sounds. Monk Montgomery (bassist of the jazz great Lionel Hampton), was a pioneer of the instrument by mixing the techniques of double bass and new techniques offered by the instrument.

Today, the bass guitar is the primary bass instrument in most of the ensembles of popular Western culture and has provided a wide range of sounds which go far beyond what the double bass is capable of producing. This instrument has also found its place in other sets classic oriented and also within groups of non-westerners.

5-string bass adds a string to low B (B1 - a fifth lower than the low E string) and 6-string bass guitar adds a string high C (c1 - a fourth higher than the normally higher string) in addition to the low B string.

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    • - D'Addario's best selling bass guitar set
    • - Round wound with nickelplated steel for a distinctive bright tone with clear fundamentals
    • - Fits long scale basses with a string scale length of up to 36 1/4 inches
    • - String Gauges: Wound .045, .065, .080, .100
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    D'Addario EXL170 Nickel Wound Bass, Light, 45-100, Long Scale
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    • - D'Addario's top-selling heavy gauge bass set. Packaged in a convenient, corrosion resistant 2 pack
    • - Round wound with nickelplated steel for distinctive bright tone
    • - Fits long scale basses with a string scale length of up to 36 1/4 inches
    • - String Gauges: Wound .050, .070, .085, .105
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    D'Addario EXL160 Nickel Wound Bass, Medium, 50-105, Long Scale
    $24.50
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    Ernie Ball Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings
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    Elixir Electric Bass Stainless Steel with NANOWEB Coating
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    • - 5-string version of D'Addario's best selling bass guitar set
    • - Round wound with nickelplated steel for a distinctive bright tone with clear fundamentals
    • - Fits long scale basses with a string scale length of up to 36 1/4 inches
    • - String Gauges: Wound .045, .065, .080, .100, .130
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    D'Addario EXL170-5 Nickel Wound 5-String Bass, Light, 45-130, Long Scale
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    Cort 5-String Bass GB55JJ
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    DADDARIO ETB92 Nylon tapewound 50-105 long
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    • - Designed specifically for use on all 4-String acoustic basses
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    • - String Gauges: Phosphor Bronze Wound .045 .065, .080, .100
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    D'Addario EPBB170 4 strings acoustic bass light
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    THE 4 STRINGS ELECTRIC BASS PACK - .050 - .105
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    KERLY KUES 5-STRINGS COATED STRINGS 40-125
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    Ernie Ball Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Strings
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    Ibanez Standard SR300E 5-String Electric Bass
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    • - Construction:Neck-thru-body
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    LTD D-5 5-String Bass Guitar Natural Satin
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    • - Body Material : North American Alder
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    Sire P7 Alder 4-String 2nd Gen Tobacco Sunburst Bass Guitar
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    • - Body Material : Mahogany
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    Sire V3 4-String 2nd Gen Bass Guitar
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    Sire V7 Alder 5-String 2nd Gen Black Bass Guitar
    $909.00
    • - Maple bolt on neck, "C" profile (rolled edges)
    • - Solid Maple fingerboard, 20x medimu frets
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    Sire V7 Swamp Ash 4-String 2nd Gen Bass Guitar
    As low as $909.00
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    Sire V7 Alder 4-string 2nd Gen Bass Guitar
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    Ibanez SR870-ALG Electric Bass Guitar
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    Tone PB9002 Precision Bass
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    • - Shape: D shape
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    Duesenberg Triton Bass
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    • - body shape: Grand Concert body
    • - bracing: X Bracing
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    Ibanez PCBE12MH acoustic bass guitar
    $379.99
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