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Top rated products in Bass Guitars

4.7 | 838 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I am a novice player, with 4 basses now (Fender, Ibanez, Schecter), but kept reading many articles about this bass. It was on my list for a while and it arrived 2 days ago. I bought the black gloss, which has a tiger maple look under the gloss-and I view this as beautiful. The bass is heavier than my others and has some neck drop, but
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By Yarburger
Okay seriously, for the price, this bass is excellent! It looks and feels excellent. It sounds great too. I was surprised when there was no pickup switch but then realized the control knobs adjust the mix. I can't imagine a better bass anywhere in this range. I play guitar but needed/wanted a bass. I'm perfectly pleased with this bass
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By Allen Claxton
I really wanted to like this bass guitar, but apparently there might be a quality control problem with made in Indonesia Yamaha guitars.The Yamaha TBRX504 I received had a problem with its active circuit picking up a local radio station and playing it through my amp. In the passive mode the radio signals are cut out. This guitar can be
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By Galilao
4.7 | 807 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
First, the bad news: this is NOT the Fender Jazz that Geddy Lee plays.Then again, that bass cost about six TIMES what this one cost. So, there is that.As long as you are willing to accept that, this bass is phenomenal. Great action, comfortable fret board, and flat-out beautiful finish. My first time picking it up made me remember what I
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By P. Blecha
Sure, you can spend an extra thousand dollars or more for a "professional" bass. But in terms of quality, it's only going to be 5% better than this one. I am blown away by this thing! To say that it exceeded my expectations is a massive understatement. I could not be
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By Robert Burton Robinson
Believe it or not this is one of the best basses I’ve ever owned. I bought this bass only with the intentions of using it for upcoming performances while my main bass was being repaired, the plan was to only use the squire for about 3 weeks until my bass was fixed then get rid of it except I’ve enjoyed playing this bass so much that
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By Joyce Wolfe
4.7 | 705 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is very light yet very durable and protective. I have a Squier Strat and it fits perfectly. It won’t fit the guitar with the strap on, but I never do that anyways. The pockets are big as well as the inside compartments. Enough room for a few pedels inside or a strap, cord, picks and other small accessories.Very happy
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By iBuyStuffOnAmazon
Update: I was about to return my Gator case, sadly because except for size it was exactly what I wanted. I thought maybe I could crush the foam at each end of the case enough to make it fit my guitar. Put the guitar in the case to see how much to squish and the guitar fell right into place. What happened? I put the headstock in first
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By Dave Thorson
This product is much smaller than described, it is intended for small guitarsIt doesnt fit any of my guitars... so, I sent it back.(Updated bit) The return: The item was received by the seller, I got the notification that said so. Then, after waiting the 7days they said it would take to process. Nothing. Can't call anyone. No service to
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By Aaron G. Randall
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4.8 | 178 customer ratings
98% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Lightweight and affordable, this amp will blow you away for the value. It is ideal for any bassist who wants a great sounding, user-friendly amp with an intuitive and simple interface. A whopping 50 presets will get you going to any genre of music. The versatile signal chain with high-quality onboard amp and effects models produces
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By Anthony Workman
The effects alone are worth the price. very entertaining. also fantastic sound and a legitimate choice for your bass amp. you won't be sorry at this price point. I also use it as the speaker output for my laptop. you'll never use your soundbar
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By James R
This is my 3rd Fender amp and I've yet to be disappointed with their products. Great presets and plenty of room to make your own settings. Some presets have some volume drop, but this is not meant to be a gigging amp--there are plenty of other options for greater wattage. For playing/practicing/recording at home this fits the bill.
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By Brandon
4.7 | 527 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
These short scale basses are a joy to play if you don’t have large hands. Restringing with D’Addario short scale half-rounds 45-100 and doing a full setup with the truss rod, bridge and intonation made this great. And swapping the neck J pickup with an mLaval $16 special (need to trim to use the original cover, and wire out of phase)
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By peederj
My wife got this for me for Christmas i made a Christmas list on amazon gave her my phone and this was my gift, i love this bass, sounds so good, didnt realize it was a short scale bass when i put it in my list that was my bad but its easy to play laying in bed being short scale no no worries just not sure what strings i would need for
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By William
I'm a petite female bass player, with smaller hands, playing for many years. I've always had to deal with longer necks, uncomfortable bodies and always had to compromise correct positioning to reach frets. I'm an Ibanez fan for years, so when I saw they had the MiKro series, I just had to give it a shot. For under $200, this is a cool
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By CB
4.7 | 470 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I purchased this axe in Jan of 2016 when I began playing bass for our Sunday services. Here it is 2019. I play approx 3 times per month and this guitar has been a rock-solid performer. I run it through a Boss Tuner and a SansAmp and I couldn't be more pleased for a $200
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By jnjewlz
It's the most amazing bass ever! It's perfect for beginners! The sound is just perfect! And it was delivered to me ahead of schedule! And it arrived in perfect condition! I am extremely satisfied with my
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By Christopher G.
I bought this for my wife as she's willing to learn how to play bass. We did have an issue after the 3rd time using it. Turned on the amp and we kept getting a high rythym pitch coming out of the amp. We thought it was the amp or the connections. We tried everything. And then we thought it was a bad bass. We then noticed that the thing
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By Southbaydude
4.7 | 378 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I wanted to learn how to play the Bass so I began shopping around online as well as at pawn shops. I came across this kit and was impressed with the other reviews so I made the purchase. I was surprised to find out that there was a 3 month Fender lessons card inside. I have been learning a lot and I am very satisfied with my Bass. The
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By I Munguia
Overall this package is decent for beginners, but there is one major problem - it is of no use out of the box because it has not been set up at all. Before using this, it must be taken to a professional to be set up, as the action is too high and the intonation is lousy. Without the set up, your hands and fingers will ache and you won't
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By AJS
The strap broke after about two weeks.The cable had shielding issues causing buzzing (easily fixed by replacing it with a decent cable).The bass is about as basic as they come, I constantly had to retune. Very sensitive to imperfect finger placement on the fretboard - which of course means for the beginner it's extremely hard to get
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By Dirk Hohndel
4.7 | 262 customer ratings
96% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This came with a tag indicating that it had been inspected and setup at the factory. But, shipping and handling must have had an effect on it (and/or they weren't careful at the factory) since it had multiple setup issues:- Neck curvature was incorrect (not concave enough)- E string bridge position was too low (and other strings were
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By Jason Rennie
The good: The neck is fantastic with a satin finish and very comfortable to play. The electronics are great and offer a good range of tones. It's very responsive to where you hit the strings. Obviously, if you hit the same note closer to the bridge than the neck it sounds different. But you can hit the same note an inch in either
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By Tim Bacon
I like that it is light weight and has a nice quality wood. This was important in my purchase.It was important to me that it have active electronics which many similar Ibanez models do not.Negative: the tone and volume controls are poorly designed.a) the separate volume controls for the neck and bridge pickups do very little until you
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By Will-S
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4.7 | 243 customer ratings
95% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
First of all, It’s pretty. I decided to learn to play bass after getting involved with a garage band where there are 6 old guys who play guitar. Didn’t wanna spend a whole buncha money, because at my age, I’m not gonna go pro and tour the world. But I did want an ax that was easy to play and sounded good. This was instrument
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By Mamalight
This is a really nice, inexpensive musical instrument. I am not sure what the "for beginners" rating really means. With musical instruments, the poorer quality, the harder they are to learn to play. So guitars that are made unsuitable for advanced musicians are definitely unsuitable for beginners. This one is fine, and it is inexpensive,
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By Daniel Cascaddan
I love this bass guitar, first it's beautiful, second the tone this baby gets is amazing! With my old bass to get a good sound I had to use a bass petal, but with this Bass NO petal needed. Third the neck has a really nice feel and fits my small hands
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By Beth Monk
4.6 | 778 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have played guitar since 1965 and also bass for much of that time. I wanted a cheap knock-around bass I could take to camps and other outdoor events and said "$63.95, what the heck!" I was very pleasantly surprised.I ordered the bass late on October 29, and it is not Prime, so shipping was listed as free, but not 2 days. I was told I'd
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By Tom B. Whitehouse
As someone who has picked up acoustic and electric 6 string guitars over the years, always convinced that I'll somehow channel Stevie Ray Vaughan, only to find that I lose interest once I determine (again) that there's real work involved, I thought I'd give a bass a shot. I have zero confidence that I'll stick with it, but don't want to
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By Mark S
You really can't go wrong at this price. Mine came with a flawless finish, no fret sprout and the setup was playable right out of the box. Your mileage may vary.It is neck heavy because of the lightweight body. A wide leather strap would help combat that as would some lightweight tuners. This is basically one of those kits you see here
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By Amazon Customer
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4.6 | 576 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I'm not a bass player, always wanted to be one,just never got around to it. My guitars go untouched now days due to arthritis in my hands, but I find I can still hit "most" of the strings on the bass,so I got one. The Ibanez has a slender neck,easier to get my hands around, and sweet sounding pick-ups,I was really impressed with
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By James L.Williams
Out of the box, this bass is an EXCELLENT value! After 50 years of playing bass, I switched to Short Scale and will never go back to a 34" scale bass. Playing Short Scale is so much fun, I feel like I am cheating! I purchase this Ibanez Mikro as a backup bass to my Gretsch semi-acoustic short scale bass.I own a very high end Ibanez
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By John R. Kathrein
Really like this bass. However, be aware that if you order the walnut color, what you get does not match the picture. Had I read the description a more closely, I would have probably known better. The body of the guitar is made of poplar, not walnut. Poplar is a softwood that does not have a nice defined grain. It is painted something
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By Amazon Customer
4.6 | 374 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I bought this bass for my brother as a birthday gift since he wanted to start playing as a new hobby. I played it for a few days before giving to him, and I was actually very impressed. To my surprise, the action was set spot on, the neck was straight and it played great. I checked the neck with a straight edge and was surprised there
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By Matt P
For those who think you have to pay over $1,000.00 USD for a good bass, this shows you can get a good but cheap, playable bass for a small fraction of the price.Feels like my Fender American Precision. Was set up very close to ideal. Tuners knobs everything feels tight nothing loose. Neck is straight, action is good, intonation very
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By Mike90125
I was simply amazed by this bass guitar. I am a beginner bass player but I’ve been around my fair share of guitars and I have to say, for $150, you cannot go wrong! To start, the body is solid and heavy. I also could not find a flaw on the finish of my guitar. The frets were great, not sharp at all and no high frets. The tuners are
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By Cody Baumstarck
4.6 | 340 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I have owned many Basses over the 52 years of playing Gibson (LES PAUL) EBO/ EB3 photo Fender G&L 5 string Tobias Rickenbacker 4001 DAWK/Stillwell modified Custom built Music Man/ Aria pro.This Glarry IB Bass is a great Bass. EZ to play fret work is great neck adj I was blown away at the quality .String height was perfect
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By doug barker
Happy the bass arrived 5 days sooner than expected. Scared seeing the box with rips and tears and punctures on my doorstep. Relieved, that even with the package damage appearing on the inside, the bass was in perfect condition. Whew! I purchased based off of YouTube reviews and the bargain price. Seriously, under $100? This bass puts
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By Mr RockNRick
For the money (the key thing here) it's pretty decent, but (excluding a proper setup), I'd have reservations about giving it to a beginner "as-is". The nut and nut slot on mine are pretty bad, and the overall quality and build are very, very cheap, but it actually looks very nice sitting on the stand. It's got terrible "neck dive"
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By KD
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4.6 | 325 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I play in a band every weekend and have for 8 years. I have owned some really nice basses and even have made my own. I have been playing bass for 20 years. Just so everyone understands my frame of reference for my comments.I played one of these sub series basses in a local shop by me and could not believe how good it was. They only
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By Cowner
Just got this 2 days ago. I fell in love in the first 60 seconds. Excellent buy. Very fortunately, mine came perfectly setup with great low action, no fret buzz and straight neck.Yes, the tuning keys are not your standard $500 and up bass guitar keys but they look good, work fine and simple to replace if so desired. Me, I'm good with it.
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By Tom
Well when I received it, it came in a box in a box... The second box that it was in was busted it half and was all taped up. I was afraid of what the guitar looked like. It almost felt like the neck was broken because it was bouncing around in the box.. Then when I opened it I was amazed it wasn't broke..then took the wrapping off and
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By Jimmyray
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4.6 | 309 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I got the talman tmb100 in tfb in the mail yesterday... It was set up nice and intonation was perfect.. I raised the action by taking out the truss just an 1/8 of a turn and wow this thing rocks... the pickups are a little weak. mainly the jazz pickup it has lower output than the P pickup but works well in the blend middle setting I did
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By JC
I read a few negative things about the setup of this bass, and either they were unlucky or the seller stepped up their game. This thing came out of the box already tuned and the bridge setup was super low and crunchy just how I like. The neck has a nice satin finish so it’s easy to slide up and down as you please. Fairly wide neck, but
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By Colten Bingham
I'm new to the bass and still so far have sort of a casual attitude about it compared to the guitar, so there's not much I can say comparing it to anything else or to the expectations of an experienced or serious bassist. But I do very much enjoy this thing. Sounds fine to me, feels fine, looks all right (the teal is not quite as vibrant
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By deuterostome
4.6 | 273 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Very impressed. Not only does it look great, it is a player. Comparing this to my Squire Jazz bass, the Glarry model plays much better and looks way better. The width of the typical jazz bass nut is quite thin but the Glarry has a little bit more nut width.* Great Action* Intonation was correct* No fret buzz down the neckItems to
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By Chrome Legion
Fit and finish was shocking. How does something get this nice for this price?! Is the Borg Collective making
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By teknoman
I wanted to get a cheap bass to be able pluck around on some tracks and just have another fun instrument to play around the house. I have played a lot of basses over the years, some upwards of $3k. I have to say that this bass has phenomenal play-ability and great tone. On top of that it is light on the shoulder and the wallet. Well
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By C. Lentz
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4.7 | 119 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
First of all, read this review with the price in mind. That being said, Man, this bass is beautiful. The wood is semi finished, not glossy. So you can feel the wood grain. It needed some basic set up because there was some pretty significant fret buzz, but the tools come with it and the manual walks you through it. I can’t comment on
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By Shannon Connaughton
No hum from the pickup at all and it has a very nice tone that I find to fit nearly every song I've tried with a simple tone adjustment. The neck is extremely smooth and soft to the touch. No issues with fret sharpness at all, despite other complaints I've seen. Tuners stay locked and I rarely have to
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By Bradford Thomas
There are two small things that could be improved that kept me from giving five stars. The output jack is recessed a little deep and makes plugging and unplugging annoying. Second, I think a slightly more substantial oil finish would be more durable. I very much enjoy playing it, it has great tone and holds tune well and the action is
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By George Murphy
4.7 | 115 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I am an average bass player, owing 12 basses now. This buttercream FAR surpasses my expectations. Quality build: a 10. The neck is thin, permitting incredibly easy movement up and down it. The craftsmanship of the bass is just beautiful. The maple neck, front and back, is something you must see in person. The P-Bass pickups are typical,
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By Yarburger
After playing guitar for 25 years I thought it was time to get a bass for recording and for fun--I always knew it would be a P bass. It has one basic tone--but it's a great tone! Very easy to play and has a great feel in your hands. All the YouTube videos are accurate; its beauty and strength is in its simplicity. This is my third
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By Brandon
I'd heard mixed things about the old MiM Fenders, but I knew they'd stepped it up and made the Player Series great instruments, so I decided to try one out. Out of the box, it played fine and would be a solid instrument for many gigging musicians after a string change and a setup (which I recommend on every new guitar). I was expecting
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By Brandon Gregory
4.7 | 111 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
There’s good ice cream and bad ice cream, regardless of flavor, and the first thing you want to know is is this bad ice cream. No, this is good ice cream, although like most cheap instruments, it needs some set up work, in this case I even went in and cleaned up the neck joint a bit.The second thing you want to know in a review is what
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By peederj
I've always enjoyed the warm, resonating sound of a fretless bass, but I've never been able to justify shelling out money for an instrument that might just end up collecting dust due to its limited applications. However, I already own several other LTD basses (F1550x, F205, and B204) and I love them all so I decided to take a chance on
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By Neil R
I have been playing this bass now for a good five months and I love it! I got an Ibanez Bass when I turned 15 and played it up till 5 months ago. Great bass but age was really setting in. 20+ years I have used it. So it was time.I have an ESP LTD Guitar and I love it so thought I’d go with a bass. Read reviews and nailed it to this
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By Mase
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4.6 | 227 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
The quality of the bass is incredible! I still can not believe I only paid 250 for it. I've been playing bass for many years now but this is my first 5 string. I spent a couple of weeks researching, obsessing really over what five string to get and I'm happy to say I know I made the right choice. The tone was great right out of the box,
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By Strider
I'll preface this with I don't play and am not musical.My daughter wanted this for her 15th birthday. She loves the colour and the fact that it is a 5 string. She already plays guitar and piano and wanted to give bass a try.This particular bass was slightly lighter than several other 5 strings she tried (she's a little thing). It is easy
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By stuckintheusa
Wanted a 5 string and this one had good reviews. The one I received was nice looking but had issues. The pickup covers are loose or at least wobbly and there is a huge amount of fret buzz. Made a neck adjustment and raised the strings at the bridge but there is still fret buzz. Why didn't the person setting this guitar up back in
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By txmnj