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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, cool effects and must-have accessories for novices and pros alike -- you'll even find some great stocking stuffers!

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Gifts for the Beginner Bassist
Is the bassist on your list not technically a bassist yet? Get them started off on the right foot with a great, beginner-friendly instrument that won't break the bank. Plenty of rock-solid 4- and 5-string basses can be found for under $200!
Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ Electric Bass
or 6 payments of $33.34
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Ibanez TMB100 Talman Electric Bass
or 6 payments of $33.34
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Ibanez GSR105EX 5-String Electric Bass
or 6 payments of $33.34
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Compact, but packed with features, combo amps are a perfect choice for beginning bassists. Many in this price range offer bedroom-friendly volume levels, yet pack enough power to keep up with a band.
Ampeg BA-110v2 Bass Combo Amplifier
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Get your beginning bassist some formal tips and tricks with a DVD or book, and help their jam sessions go smoothly by stuffing their stocking with a tuner, metronome, or both in one!
Hal Leonard Bass Method Book and CD
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Guitar Lab 50 R&B Bass Grooves You Must Know Video
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Boss TU-03 Clip On Tuner and Metronome
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Snark SN1X Clip-On Chromatic Guitar and Bass Tuner
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Gifts for the bassist who has everything
Finding a gift for a more seasoned bassist can be tough, but essentials -- like bass strings -- are always a sound choice. Want to make sure you get them the right set? Check out our Strings Buying Guide, and you can't go wrong!
Ernie Ball Slinky Nickel-Wound Electric Bass Strings
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GHS Bass Boomers Electric Bass Strings
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DR Strings MR45 Hi-Beam Electric Bass Strings (Medium, ...
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D'Addario EXL165 XL Nickel Wound Bass Strings (Long ...
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A DI (direct box) or preamp 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!
Darkglass Microtubes B7K V2 Analog Bass Preamp Pedal
or 8 payments of $50.00
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Effects pedals are another great gift idea -- no bassist can have enough, and each one adds a new element to their sound, be it a tone-sculpting compressor or a growling overdrive.
Darkglass Hyper Luminal Hybrid Compressor Pedal
or 6 payments of $41.66
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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.
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Mogami Gold Guitar/Instrument Cable
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Lock-It Straps 3" Nylon Guitar Strap
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Souldier Guitar Straps
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