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Gifts Ideas for the Bassist in Your Life

Gifts for Bassists

Whether you're shopping for a beginner or a pro, we've got gift ideas for any bassist at any budget. Our Gifts for Bassists Guide includes affordable essentials and must-have accessories for novices and pros alike -- you'll even find a great gift for under $10!

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Gifts for the Beginner Bassist
Is the bassist on your list not technically a bassist yet? Get them started on a great, beginner-friendly instrument that won't break the bank. Plenty of solid 4- and 5-string basses can be found for under $200!
 
Ibanez TMB100 Talman Electric Bass
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Compact, but with plenty of features, combo amps are perfect for beginning bassists. Many in this price range offer comfortable volume levels for bedroom playing, yet pack enough oomph to be heard in a band setting too.
 
Ampeg BA-110v2 Bass Combo Amplifier
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$164.95
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or 4 payments of $45.00
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Get your bassist started on the right track with an instructional DVD or book, and help their practice sessions go smoothly by stuffing their stocking with a tuner, metronome, or both in one!
Play Bass Today Beginner's Pack
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
Free 2-Day Shipping
Starter Series Beginning Bass Volume One Book and Video
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
Free 2-Day Shipping
Boss TU-80 Chromatic Tuner and Metronome
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
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Korg Sledgehammer SHPRO Clip-On Guitar Tuner
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
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Gifts for the bassist who has everything
Finding a gift for a seasoned bassist can be tough, but the essentials, like bass strings, are always a solid choice. Want to make sure you get them the right set? Check out our Strings Buying Guide, and you can't go wrong!
Fender Super 7250s Electric Bass Strings
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
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D'Addario EXL165 XL Nickel Wound Bass Strings (Long ...
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
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DR Strings FB545 Fat-Beams Electric Bass Strings, ...
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
Free 2-Day Shipping
Ernie Ball 2838 6-String Long Scale Slinky Bass ...
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
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A DI (or direct box) is an essential piece of gear for bassists to get consistent tones live and in the studio. Help your bassist get their ideal tone anywhere they play -- it's a gift that keeps on giving!
Tech 21 SansAmp BSDR V2 Bass Driver DI Pedal
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$189.95
Save 30%
or 4 payments of $52.25
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Eden WTDI World Tour Bass DI Preamp Pedal
or 4 payments of $37.50
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Effects pedals are another great gift idea -- no bassist can have enough, and each one adds a new sound to their arsenal, be it a tone-shaping compressor or a raucous overdrive.
Darkglass Vintage Ultra Bass Boost and Overdrive Pedal
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$349.95
Save 33%
or 6 payments of $65.00
Free 2-Day Shipping
MXR M85 Bass Distortion Pedal
or 4 payments of $35.00
Free 2-Day Shipping
TC Electronic SpectraComp Bass Compressor Pedal
or 4 payments of $25.00
Free 2-Day Shipping
Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor Pedal
or 4 payments of $48.99
Free 2-Day Shipping
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Still interested in other gift ideas for your favorite bassist? Don't overlook the importance of a reliable, quality cable -- some are even tailor-made for bassists to help carry low frequencies with more clarity. Regardless of a bassist's skill level he or she will always need a cool strap that will stay comfortable, no matter the length of the set.

For something a little extra special, pick up a Hotone Thunder Bass Mini Amp Head. Small enough to fit in a stocking, this 5 watt monster is ready to rock. Pair it up with the matching speaker cab for huge tones from a small package.
Monster Bass Instrument Cable
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
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Souldier Guitar Straps
Play as You Pay on orders $249+
Free 2-Day Shipping
Hotone Nano Legacy Mini Guitar Amplifier Cabinet
or 4 payments of $17.50
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No paperwork. Nothing to track.
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We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
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