4-String Basses

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Fender American Original '70s Jazz Bass - Natural
New Arrival$2099.99
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Fender American Professional Jazz Bass - 3-Color Sunburst
New Arrival$1549.99
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Fender American Professional Precision Bass - 3-Color Sunburst
New Arrival$1499.99
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Fender Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special - Olympic White
New Arrival$824.99
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Fender Flea Road Worn Jazz Bass - Shell Pink
New Arrival$1224.99
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Ibanez GSR200 - Transparent Red
New Arrival$199.99
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Ibanez GSR200SM - Natural Gray Burst
New Arrival$249.99
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Ibanez miKro GSRM20 - Metallic Purple
New Arrival$179.99
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Ibanez SR400EQM - Dragon Eye Burst
New Arrival$449.99
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Squier Bronco Bass - Torino Red
New Arrival$149.99
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Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special - 3-Color Sunburst
New Arrival$249.99
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Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS - Black
New Arrival$199.99
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At the forefront of all bass guitars is the 4-string bass. From Paul McCartney with the Beatles, John Entwistle of The Who, Geddy Lee of Rush, and countless others, 4-string basses have created their iconic sounds and made them some of the most formidable bassists in history. The 4-string bass is the most classic and iconic bass sound on recordings since its creation. A crucial part of 4-string bass selection and any bass selection is determining what pickup configuration is most desirable for you. The pickups are what translate the oscillation of the strings into an electrical frequency to then be sent out of an instrument and into an amplifier. Pickups are also where a vast amount of an electric instrument’s tone is found. Some are wound to be much hotter and which higher output thus being better suited for rock, metal, grunge, and heavy sounding bass styles. Those with lighter output are found to be a cleaner sound ideal more for country, blues, light rock, jazz, and reggae styles.

When selecting a 4-string bass there are varieties of body styles that prove to be a very different fit for each player. Body woods such as mahogany will have a more lower-body type of sound that can often be found paired with hotter pickups to produce a high output sound found common in rock, metal, and other heavier genres. Ash and alder are body woods that have a cleaner and slightly more rounded sound that are often paired with lighter output pickups found in genres such as blues, country, jazz, and others. 4-string basses come in a variety of scale lengths (distance between nut and bridge), an essential part in which particular fit is right for the player.

The instrument that brings all of the musical elements together? Undeniably, the bass. Since the mid-20th century the forefront of swing, groove, shuffle, and growl has been built by bass guitars. Although it may seem that bassists and basses alike do not get their do, the heart and soul of music would be completely absent without the bass. Selecting a bass is one of the most sonically crucial instrument decisions to make. Each bass is made in a particularly unique way to effectively provide the warm blanket-like groove that only a bass can create. Whether it be a jazz, rock, metal, fretless, reggae, or funk, finding the perfect bass for you is the utmost important.

The first bass guitar was designed in the 1930s. It was pitched lower than the electric guitar but meant to be played much the same way and the most common setup, the four string bass guitar, is the exact same as the lowest four strings on a guitar, EADG. The great Leo Fender quickly was the first to mass produce the electric bass guitar in which it quickly began to set the standard for electric basses for decades and nearly centuries to come.

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