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Squier Mini Precision Short Scale Bass Black

Squier Mini Precision Short Scale Bass Black

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£129.00 £139.00
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Squier guitarguitar Bass Pack 3/4 Size

Squier guitarguitar Bass Pack 3/4 Size

£179.00 £236.26
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Ibanez GSR180-BEM Gio Baltic Blue Metallic

Ibanez GSR180-BEM Gio Baltic Blue Metallic

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£169.00 £189.00
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Squier Mini Precision Short Scale Bass Dakota Red

Squier Mini Precision Short Scale Bass Dakota Red

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£139.00 £149.00
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Yamaha TRBX174 Old Violin Sunburst

Yamaha TRBX174 Old Violin Sunburst

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£219.00 £288.00
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Fender CB-60SCE Classic Design Acoustic Bass Natural Indian Laurel Fingerboard

Fender CB-60SCE Classic Design Acoustic Bass Natural Indian Laurel Fingerboard

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£229.00 £259.00
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Squier Affinity PJ Bass Olympic White Laurel Fingerboard

Squier Affinity PJ Bass Olympic White Laurel Fingerboard

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£219.00
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Yamaha TRBX174DBM Dark Blue Metallic

Yamaha TRBX174DBM Dark Blue Metallic

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£219.00 £288.00
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Squier Affinity PJ Bass Black Laurel Fingerboard

Squier Affinity PJ Bass Black Laurel Fingerboard

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£219.00
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Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass Black Maple Fingerboard

Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass Black Maple Fingerboard

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£349.00 £389.00
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Fender Player Precision Bass Polar White Maple Fingerboard

Fender Player Precision Bass Polar White Maple Fingerboard

£649.00 £689.00
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Fender Kingman Bass V2  Jet Black Walnut

Fender Kingman Bass V2 Jet Black Walnut

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£469.00 £519.00
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Fender Player Mustang Short Scale Bass PJ Firemist Gold Pau Ferro Fingerboard

Fender Player Mustang Short Scale Bass PJ Firemist Gold Pau Ferro Fingerboard

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£559.00 £599.00
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Squier Pack Affinity Series PJ Bass Black

Squier Pack Affinity Series PJ Bass Black

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£249.00 £289.00
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Fender Player Mustang Short Scale Bass PJ Aged Natural Pau Ferro Fingerboard

Fender Player Mustang Short Scale Bass PJ Aged Natural Pau Ferro Fingerboard

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£559.00 £599.00
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Fender Player Jazz Bass 3-Color Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

Fender Player Jazz Bass 3-Color Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

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£649.00 £689.00
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Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazz Bass 3 Tone Sunburst Indian Laurel Fingerboard

Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazz Bass 3 Tone Sunburst Indian Laurel Fingerboard

£359.00 £389.00
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Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray4 Black Maple Fingerboard

Music Man Sterling Sub Series Ray4 Black Maple Fingerboard

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£349.00 £379.99
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Gretsch G2220B Electromatic Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Torino Green

Gretsch G2220B Electromatic Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Torino Green

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£319.00 £385.00
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Squier Classic Vibe 60s Mustang Short Scale Bass Olympic White Indian Laurel Fingerboard

Squier Classic Vibe 60s Mustang Short Scale Bass Olympic White Indian Laurel Fingerboard

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£349.00 £389.00
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Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Black

Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Black

£319.00 £385.00
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Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Tobacco Sunburst

Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Tobacco Sunburst

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£319.00 £385.00
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Cort Action Junior Short Scale Bass Black

Cort Action Junior Short Scale Bass Black

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£149.00 £169.00
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Fender Player P-Bass 3-Color Sunburst Pau Ferro Fingerboard

Fender Player P-Bass 3-Color Sunburst Pau Ferro Fingerboard

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£649.00 £689.00
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Fender Flea Signature Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Road Worn Shell Pink

Fender Flea Signature Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Road Worn Shell Pink

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£1,089.00 £1,179.00
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Squier Affinity Jazz Bass Black Laurel Fingerboard

Squier Affinity Jazz Bass Black Laurel Fingerboard

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£219.00
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Ibanez SR300EB Weathered Black

Ibanez SR300EB Weathered Black

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£279.00 £309.00
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Fender American Performer P Bass 3 Colour Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard

Fender American Performer P Bass 3 Colour Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard

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£1,129.00 £1,189.00
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Squier Classic Vibe 50s Precision Bass 2 Tone Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

Squier Classic Vibe 50s Precision Bass 2 Tone Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

£359.00 £389.00
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Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 4 HH Lake Blue Metallic

Music Man Sterling SUB Ray 4 HH Lake Blue Metallic

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£429.00
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Music Man Sterling Stingray Short Scale Bass Daphne Blue

Music Man Sterling Stingray Short Scale Bass Daphne Blue

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£599.00 £649.00
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Ibanez SR300EB Candy Apple Red

Ibanez SR300EB Candy Apple Red

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£279.00 £309.00
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Ibanez GSR180 Black

Ibanez GSR180 Black

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£169.00 £179.00
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Squier Classic Vibe 60s Mustang Short Scale Bass Sea Foam Green Indian Laurel Fingerboard

Squier Classic Vibe 60s Mustang Short Scale Bass Sea Foam Green Indian Laurel Fingerboard

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£349.00 £389.00
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Gretsch G2220B Electromatic Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Walnut

Gretsch G2220B Electromatic Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Walnut

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£299.00 £321.00
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Alvarez AB60CE Bass

Alvarez AB60CE Bass

£399.00
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Music Man Sterling Ray4 Walnut Satin (2019)

Music Man Sterling Ray4 Walnut Satin (2019)

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£349.00
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Music Man Sterling Ray 4 Walnut Satin Maple Fingerboard

Music Man Sterling Ray 4 Walnut Satin Maple Fingerboard

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£349.00
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Fender Player Jazz Bass Black Maple Fingerboard

Fender Player Jazz Bass Black Maple Fingerboard

£649.00 £689.00
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Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass Black Maple Fingerboard Left Handed

Squier Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass Black Maple Fingerboard Left Handed

£349.00 £389.00
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About Bass Guitars

Bass guitars are hugely important to us. We know how important it is to find the right bass guitar to learn on, for your first band or to tour the world with! No matter what style of music you play, there is plenty of choice for all the low-end players out there.

We have a wide variety of basses from manufacturers such as Sadowsky, Music Man, Rickenbacker, G&L, Ibanez and Sandberg. We also have one of the best Fender and Fender Custom Shop bass selections around! Bass guitars are available in a wide variety of colours, with blue and black being the most popular choices. We make sure to have a large selection of left handed bass guitars in stock at a wide range of price points, so all kinds of players across all levels of ability have something for them.

Every guitarguitar store has a large bass department, and our Glasgow store even has an entire floor dedicated to all things bass. We also stock many acoustic bass guitars. Whether you see yourself as the next Flea, Duff McKagan, Victor Wooten or Geddy Lee, or want to forge your own path, we can help you find the instrument to get you on your way.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bass Guitars

Question: How many strings does a bass guitar have?
Most bass guitars have 4 strings. This is what you'll hear on the vast majority of music that you are familiar with. Whether it is the latest indie release or 80s rock, it'll likely be a 4 string bass. Over time, models with more strings have started to appear. It is now not uncommon to see bassists playing a 5 or even 6 string model. Genres of music such as metal and prog rock have embraced the extra strings and make very good use of them!
Question: How difficult is it to learn bass guitar?
Have you ever found yourself tapping along to your favourite song? Then that sense of rhythm has you part of the way there! There are many legendary bass lines that follow a fairly simple pattern (think "Another One Bites The Dust" or "Superfreak"). While it is possible to quickly master some of these, you'll still need to put in the practice to get there. Having the right bass in your hands will certainly make things a lot easier. If you are willing to put in some practice time you'll be nailing those iconic bass riffs before you know it!
Question: Is bass easier to learn than guitar?
Many people think that since the bass guitar has fewer strings than the electric guitar (4 compared to 6), then it will be easier to learn. Some people may find it easier, but many of the same skills are needed for both. A lot of bassists also play guitar. There is certainly no rule to say you can't do both!
Question: What makes a good bass guitar?
This totally depends on the individual. A good bass guitar is simply one that looks and feel good to you. Some people may simply prefer the look of a certain colour or shape while others don't bother much about looks and focus exclusively on sound. Decide what's most important to you and you'll end up with a bass that is not only good but excellent!
Question: What is a good starter bass guitar?
For a good starter bass guitar, it makes sense to keep things simple so you can focus on your playing. For that reason, most beginners tend to stick with a 4 string model to best get to grips with the basics. Whether your genre of choice is rock, metal, pop, jazz, or a combination, most bass guitars will cover all of these very well. If you can spend between £150 to £350, you'll get a great beginner's bass. Ibanez, Squier and Yamaha all have excellent models at this price point. The Squier Affinity PJ Bass is particularly popular with beginners.