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Your Top-Rated Basses

Whether you like to slap and pop or chug with a pick, finding the right bass makes all the difference for your playing and the low end of your band's mix. Our All-Star list of basses is packed with player favorites both classic and contemporary, with prices at all levels.

If you're shopping for your first bass or you're considering adding another to your collection, you can't go wrong with these well-reviewed picks. Hear what happy owners have to say and see if your favorites made our list!

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Fender Road Worn '50s Precision Bass

Our Customers Say...
"Out of the box you'll notice excellent fretwork, and solid construction. There wasn't a single dead spot or buzzy area on the fretboard. The fret ends were nicely rounded and not sharp, the neck pocket was tight, and the setup was perfect."
- Adam in Denver, CO

"Bass has everything you could ask for in a Precision. Sounds great in a band mix. Get your hands on one and check it out."
- Anna in Rialto, CA

"The sound is exactly what I wanted -- aggressive-sounding when you dig in, and warm and woolly when you roll back the tone. I highly recommend this bass!"
- Jeff in Milwaukee, WI

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Schecter Stiletto Custom

Our Customers Say...
"I primarily play hard rock and metal and this bass is very good for that. However, it sounds awesome popping and slapping as well. I love this bass and find myself picking it up sometimes over my guitars. That's a first."
- Joe in Litchfield Park, AZ

"Everything from chunky '90s post-punk to soft jazz to slap bass in the face to dad rock to death metal to orchestral, just turn a few knobs and this baby knocks it out of the park."
- Taran

"The moment I picked up a Schecter Stiletto Custom I fell in love with it. The instrument is comfortable to play, very thin neck and fretboard, extremely light and very smooth play."

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Warwick GPS German Pro Series Thumb BO 4

Our Customers Say...
"Where to begin: this bass is crazy beautiful! Features are unbelievable as well: lithium ion battery that charges from USB, massively adjustable with multiple bridge adjustments, adjustable nut."
- Andrew in Nokomis, FL

"The Thumb 4 practically plays itself in your hands. The action is smooth and deliberate almost like a fretless, but it's a dance band animal. This guitar makes you want to get funky and play it cool at the same time with a smooth Jazz sound that growls when the dance floor gets hot."
- Karl in Sedona, AZ

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Ibanez GSR200

Our Customers Say...
"Its sound quality is very good. I was amazed that at this price, it sounds so clear. I can slap it and it sounds good, it has a wide range of sounds to select thanks to the tone knob and the P and J pickups."

"I enjoy jamming and kicking around with this one. I can get it to sound very much like both my Fender basses. Neck is very thin but fast."

"By far the best bass you can purchase for the price. If you are on a budget and need a bass, look no further."

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Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass

Our Customers Say...
"The smooth Black on Black finish looks beautiful, I'm almost afraid to play it. Nice sleek design with the traditional Fender shape."

"This bass takes the best of the Precision and Jazz Basses and puts them together to create one AWESOME bass! It is about half the thickness of a normal Jazz Bass and it weighs about half too."

"The fast neck and light weight make it a pleasure to play. But most of all it is a beautiful work of art. Absolutely love it."
- Robert in Binghamton, NY

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Epiphone EB-3 Electric Bass

Our Customers Say...
"Killer tone, easy to play...FULL SCALE!"
- Kelly in San Leandro, CA

"Wow you get that deep bass sound of the '60s and '70s. I used this bass at my last gig it did the job and has a nice bass tone. If you play classic rock, this is the bass for it."
- Robert in Saint Johnsbury, VT

"Smooth, clear-sounding bass, quiet controls for both volume and tone. Easy fretting plus has a great finish."
- Robert in Sparks, GA

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Squier Vintage Modified '70s Jazz Electric Bass

Our Customers Say...
"When I say awesome I mean it...not awesome for the money, but awesome. Got it out of the box, tuned it up, lowered a couple strings and it plays like a champ. I got my money's worth and more with this bass."
- Thomas in Wood River, IL

"The neck is amazing. The pickups sound awesome. The finish is flawless. I cannot find one thing wrong or sub-par with this bass at all."
- William in Durham, NC

"The tone and action are both superb making it the best playing bass I have ever owned. I regularly receive compliments on how cool the natural finish looks with the black accents."
- Randy in Elizabethton, TN
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Tobias Toby Deluxe IV

Our Customers Say...
"The fit and finish of the instrument are flawless. Not one scratch, nick, ding, color inconsistency, workmanship issue, etc. It is light and plays effortlessly. It doesn't let you down in the sound arena either."
- Clint in Kalispell, MT

"I've always wanted a Tobias bass but couldn't afford one that would be $2200 or more, and I was always unsure about one that came off the line like this one. After playing it at practice, I was stunned. You just can not go wrong with this bass, it's 110%!"
- Robert in Nashville, TN

"This Tobias bass has been outstanding. Great tone, great style, great feel and easy on the wallet. I'm very pleased with this bass!"
- David in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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ESP LTD B206SM Electric Bass, 6-String

Our Customers Say...
"This bass is awesome. It comes setup right outta the box. No modifications needed at all. It easy and smooth, comfortable. It feels great and it has the type of sound you'd find in a high price guitar."
- Brett in Florence, MS

"Well crafted, details are tight, setup out of the box was just fine. I'm a professional musician, playing since the late '70s."
- Paul in Martinsburg, WV

"This bass is very well made. Very solid. The specs on this are remarkable. It could cost much more! The price is stupid affordable."
- Greg in San Diego, CA

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Yamaha BB735A Electric Bass, 5-String

Our Customers Say...
"This bass is well-built and solid. The neck and fretboard is amazing. No rough edges, very smooth. Effortless for left hand movement."
- Gregory in San Diego, CA

"The playability is great, the mids, lows, and highs are all awesome, and the bass is not very heavy. The thing I like the most is that the passive tone is great and it does not have a significant volume cut when you switch it from active. "
- Jeremy in Springfield, MO

"Great bass with almost unlimited tones. The bass came set up the way I like it. Passive mode is super smooth and active mode has that growl I like."
- Maverick in Macon, GA
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