Bass Guitars

Bass has always been one of the most important aspects of any group, and the guitar form of this low-end instrument has found its way into almost every genre over the past several decades. Browse one of the world’s largest selections of new, used, and vintage bass guitars for sale on Midwest Guitar Center.

Is Bass Guitar Easier than Guitar?

The bass guitar is a frequently overlooked instrument. Despite its part in some of music’s most iconic moments, learning the bass is typically considered as a simpler option than learning to play electric guitar.

What is a Bass Guitar Used For?

The major job of a bass guitar is to keep time, and despite being a guitar, the bassist works closer to the drummer than the guitarist.

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Bass Guitars For Sale

Consider some of your favorite tunes. They might make your toes tap or get you revved up and eager to take on the world. Whatever your musical tastes are, one thing all of our favorite songs have in common is an absolutely fantastic bass line.

Throughout the history of popular music, the bass has played an important role in keeping the rhythm steady, and it continues to do so now.

Another One Bites the Dust by Queen, Been Caught Stealing by Jane’s Addiction, Money by Pink Floyd, Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith, and Longview by Green Day are just a few songs that are elevated by their great bass lines.

It’s now up to you to leave your imprint on this instrument by creating some significant grooves of your own. This area has bass guitars for every skill level and playing style.

Used Bass Guitars

If you’re a beginner, choose the Yamaha RBX170 Bass or the Epiphone Thunderbird IV Bass. These bass guitars provide excellent tone and style at an affordable price. Best of all, their sturdy design will endure the rigorous testing that an eager learner would subject them to.

Perhaps you’re an experienced gamer searching for a new challenge. If that’s the case, you’ll adore Fender’s American Deluxe Jazz Bass V 5-String Electric Bass. This lovely five-string is outfitted with new electronics and Noiseless pickups for a crisp low-end performance you’ll love.

Its alder body contributes to its delightfully clean tone, which any bassist will want to hear every time they strap in. In this section, you’ll also find acoustic basses like Dean’s EAB Acoustic-Electric Bass and Godin’s beautiful A5 Ultra Bass Fretless SA 5-String Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar.

These basses are ideal for artists who require maximum versatility. No matter where you play these magnificent basses, you’ll be able to play them acoustically or plug in for a bigger sound that can fill larger arenas.

The bass has long been an unsung hero in popular music, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important. You’ll have no issue keeping the band in the groove and making them sound tighter than ever before with any of the high-quality basses available here.

About Bass Guitars

No band is complete without a bassist to anchor the low end and liven up the rhythm section. Whether creating silky-smooth bass lines or following the root note to each chord change, bass guitars have become a staple in practically every music genre.

We provide classic 4-string bass guitars, extended-range basses, acoustic basses, left-handed models, and much more at Midwest Guitar Center. Check them out all today!

4-string Bass Guitars

The 4-string bass guitar is the most often used bass in bands and is suitable for both beginners and pros. 4-string bass guitars are tuned to the same notes as a 6-string guitar’s bottom four strings: E, A, D, G. Many well-known basses have four strings, including the Jazz Bass, Precision Bass, Viola Bass, and many others.

5-string Bass Guitars

Looking for more low end from your bass but don’t want to tune it down to get it? Take a look at a 5-string bass. A 5-string bass has an extra low string that is usually tuned to B. Heavy metal, prog rock, and jazz bassists like 5-string basses, however it may be played in any genre and style.

6+ string Bass Guitars

Are five strings not enough to get you out of bed in the morning? Don’t be concerned! Midwest Guitar Center has 6+ string basses that will shake you and your bones to the core. Many of the major brands for 6+ string basses are available from us, including Ibanez, Sire, Warwick, and others. Check them out right now!

Fretless Bass Guitars

A fretless bass guitar, like a violin, cello, or upright bass, does not use frets to define pitch on the fingerboard. Because there are no frets, the musician can alter the pitch using a variety of approaches. It can also produce a different tone than a fretted bass, such as a softer attack and more singing sustain, as well as a rumbling, warm character.

Acoustic Bass Guitars

An acoustic bass, like an acoustic guitar, does not use electronic amplification to project or transmit sound. An acoustic bass has a resonating chamber (its body) that amplifies the vibrations from the strings, allowing the music to reach listeners. These are ideal for small settings or at-home study.

Bass Guitar Packages

Do you want to study bass guitar but don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry, Midwest Guitar Center has bass guitar packages to get you started on your bass guitar learning adventure. All of our bass guitar packages include a bass, a bass amp, straps, and a variety of other accessories to help you progress from beginner to pro in no time.

How to Shop for Bass Guitars at Midwest Guitar Center

Are you ready to buy your first or next bass guitar? Sweetwater makes it simple. If you are unsure where to begin, please contact our Midwest Guitar Center Sales Engineers at (800) 222-4700. They will assist you in selecting the best bass guitar for you!

Midwest Guitar Center’s website includes features to filter down your bass guitar choices based on your preferred parameters, such as the brand, price range, and much more, if you want to shop entirely online. Explore your alternatives by selecting your favorite specifications in our simple product filter!

A Brief History of Bass Guitar

With ancestors dating back to 15th century Europe, the bass guitar as we know it evolved over hundreds of years to become the fretted electric devices that are so popular today.

Even when Leo Fender originally launched the solid-body, fretted electric Precision Bass in 1951, it took several years for musicians and producers to completely adopt and accept it as a genuine substitute for the upright bass.

However, as time passed, this groundbreaking design grew in popularity, and every major manufacturer began producing their own versions of the electric bass guitar—Gibson with its EB series, Hofner with the 500/1 Violin Bass, Rickenbacker with the 4001, and countless more.

The bass guitar is an essential feature of many musical ensembles, serving as both a harmonic player and the rhythmic foundation. Reverb provides a massive collection of new and used bass guitars, ranging from upright to acoustic, beginner basses to legendary antique basses.

Popular Bass Guitar Brands on Midwest Guitar Center

Looking for a new, used, or vintage bass guitar but have no idea where to begin? Check out the selections from popular brands on Midwest Guitar Center, including as Ibanez, Fender, Warwick, Schecter, and more, to help guide your quest.

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