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Perfect for adults or kids aged 12 and above.

  • Height taller than 5'
  • Ages 12+
  • Only £239
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EastCoast PJ4 Sunburst Bass Pack

EastCoast PJ4 Sunburst Bass Pack

£199.00 £214.84
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Cort Action PJ Bass Open Pore Walnut

Cort Action PJ Bass Open Pore Walnut

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£159.00 £189.00
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Ibanez GSR180 Gio Baltic Blue Metallic

Ibanez GSR180 Gio Baltic Blue Metallic

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£189.00 £209.00
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EastCoast PJ4-SB Bass Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard

EastCoast PJ4-SB Bass Sunburst Rosewood Fingerboard

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£139.00
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EastCoast MB4-BK Bass Black Rosewood Fingerboard

EastCoast MB4-BK Bass Black Rosewood Fingerboard

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£169.00
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EastCoast PJ4-BK Bass Black Rosewood Fingerboard

EastCoast PJ4-BK Bass Black Rosewood Fingerboard

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£139.00
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Cort Action PJ Bass Open Pore Black

Cort Action PJ Bass Open Pore Black

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£159.00 £189.00
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Ibanez GSR180 Black

Ibanez GSR180 Black

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£199.00
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Ibanez SR300EB Weathered Black

Ibanez SR300EB Weathered Black

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£329.00 £359.00
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Ibanez SR300E-CUB Cerulean Aura Burst

Ibanez SR300E-CUB Cerulean Aura Burst

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£329.00 £359.00
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Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ Pack 3 Colour Sunburst

Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ Pack 3 Colour Sunburst

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£329.00 £369.99
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Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ Pack Black

Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ Pack Black

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£329.00 £369.99
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Squier Classic Vibe 60s Precision Bass Olympic White Indian Laurel Fingerboard

Squier Classic Vibe 60s Precision Bass Olympic White Indian Laurel Fingerboard

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£389.00 £429.99
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Ibanez TMB30 Short Scale Bass Mint Green

Ibanez TMB30 Short Scale Bass Mint Green

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£239.00
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EastCoast MB4-PW Bass White Rosewood Fingerboard

EastCoast MB4-PW Bass White Rosewood Fingerboard

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£169.00
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Ibanez SR300EB Candy Apple Red

Ibanez SR300EB Candy Apple Red

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£329.00 £359.00
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Ibanez GSR180 Brown Sunburst

Ibanez GSR180 Brown Sunburst

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£199.00
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Squier Affinity Jaguar Bass H Black Maple Neck

Squier Affinity Jaguar Bass H Black Maple Neck

£229.00 £249.99
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EastCoast MB4-BK-LH Bass Black Rosewood Fingerboard Left Handed

EastCoast MB4-BK-LH Bass Black Rosewood Fingerboard Left Handed

£129.00
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Yamaha TRBX174 Black

Yamaha TRBX174 Black

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£239.00 £318.00
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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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£399.00
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Ibanez SR300E Pearl White

Ibanez SR300E Pearl White

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£329.00 £359.00
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Cort guitarguitar Bass Pack Full Size

Cort guitarguitar Bass Pack Full Size

£269.00 £310.95
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Ibanez SR300E Sky Veil Matte

Ibanez SR300E Sky Veil Matte

£329.00 £359.00
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Epiphone EB3 Bass Cherry

Epiphone EB3 Bass Cherry

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£439.00
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Ibanez Talman TMB100 Mint Green

Ibanez Talman TMB100 Mint Green

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£249.00 £279.00
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Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazz Bass Daphne Blue Indian Laurel Fingerboard

Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazz Bass Daphne Blue Indian Laurel Fingerboard

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£379.00 £429.99
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Squier Mini Precision Short Scale Bass Dakota Red

Squier Mini Precision Short Scale Bass Dakota Red

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£149.00 £169.99
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Squier Sonic Precision Bass California Blue Maple Fingerboard

Squier Sonic Precision Bass California Blue Maple Fingerboard

£169.00 £189.99
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Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ Lake Placid Blue

Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ Lake Placid Blue

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£239.00 £259.99
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Epiphone Thunderbird E1 Vintage Sunburst

Epiphone Thunderbird E1 Vintage Sunburst

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£379.00 £429.00
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Music Man Sterling Stingray Ray24 Classic Butterscotch

Music Man Sterling Stingray Ray24 Classic Butterscotch

£679.00
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Squier Classic Vibe 60s Precision Bass 3 Tone Sunburst Indian Laurel Fingerboard

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

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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

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£389.00 £429.99
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Ibanez GSRM20 miKro Short Scale Bass Brown Sunburst

Ibanez GSRM20 miKro Short Scale Bass Brown Sunburst

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Ibanez SR300E Iron Pewter

Ibanez SR300E Iron Pewter

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£309.00 £329.00
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Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ Charcoal Frost Metallic

Squier Affinity Precision Bass PJ Charcoal Frost Metallic

£239.00 £259.99
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Ibanez GSR200 Jewel Blue

Ibanez GSR200 Jewel Blue

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£249.00
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Yamaha TRBX174RM Red Metallic

Yamaha TRBX174RM Red Metallic

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£239.00 £289.00
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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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About Beginner Bass Guitars

Bass Guitars For Beginners are an ideal and affordable way to begin playing bass guitar. Bass is one of the easiest and most fun instruments to take up, yet it's an essential part of most live bands and a well played bass that's locked in with the drums can really make a band great.

Many bass players start out with a 4 string bass like a Squier Precision Bass or Jazz Bass, which are inviting to play and give access to a wide range of tones that are suitable for many styles of music. While four string basses, are the standard, if you're looking for a specific sound or to focus on a certain style, there are basses available to get what you're looking for. Short scale bass guitars feature a shorter scale length that benefits from a warm retro tone (think The Beatles) that's great for indie and punk rock, but less suitable for jazz or metal, which can often require the extended note range and more defined sound of a 5 string bass.

Basses also feature a range of pickup options that can enhance your playing, from one split coil pickup in a Precision, to the jazz pickups of a Jazz Bass or the humbucker pickups and active pickups of modern Yamahas, there are many options available to get you closer to the sound you're looking for. 

Choosing a bass guitar for beginners that is comfortable, plays well and sounds good is key to starting off in the best way possible. These beginner bass guitars and packs are a great choice for those looking to take their first steps into the world of playing. From rock icons to funk legends, their first bass guitar was an important step in their journey.

When choosing your first bass guitar, it's worth considering the accessories you'll need to go with your bass amp, these can include an instrument cable, gig bag, guitar tuner, guitar stand, guitar strap or even plectrums, which can be purchased individually or come as part of one of our beginner bass guitar bundles

There are models available to suit new bassists of all ages as well as different styles of music. This affordable selection of bass guitars for beginners includes many top brands such as Squier, Cort and Yamaha. It allows more players than ever to start learning sooner rather than later. Our huge variety of models available will ensure you find the best beginner bass guitar for you.

If you are unsure where to start or are looking for some more advice, please contact us. Whether it is in-store, online or over the phone, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to help. This is a great way to ensure you make the correct choice and start your journey in the best way possible.

If you're looking for the best beginner basses for versatile musical styles with good sonic appeal, we're confident we'll have the high quality instrument for you.

Why Choose Us For Your Beginner Bass Guitar?

  • Unique selection of bass guitars for beginners
  • Bass is really enjoyable to play
  • Bass guitar models to suit all styles of music and ages of players
  • An essential instrument in most band formats
  • Additional support is always on hand from our knowledgeable staff in-store and online

Frequently Asked Questions about Bass Guitars For Beginners

Question: What do I need to know before buying a beginner bass guitar?
Bass guitars come in different sizes! Full size bass guitars can be very long so it may well be more comfortable to play a short-scale or ¾ size bass. Bass guitars typically have four strings but it’s not uncommon to see basses with five strings. Five string basses have an extended range and are often used in jazz, metal and fusion styles. If you are interested in learning these styles it may be worth getting a five string bass.
Question: What is the best beginners bass guitar?
The best beginner bass guitar for you might not be the best for someone else. The first thing to consider is the size: bass guitars can be pretty long. It might be worth looking into ‘short-scale’ basses or, even smaller, ¾ size basses to ensure your first bass is comfortable! The next question is ‘what style of music would you like to play?’. If you like metal or hard rock, a bass by Jackson may be best for you, whereas, if you like pop, soul and indie, a Squier bass would suit you better.
Question: What are some easy bass guitar songs for beginners?
There are dozens of brilliant bass lines that are really easy to play. Some favourites include Taxman by the Beatles, Stir it Up by Bob Marley, Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, Psycho Killer by Talking Heads and Time is Running Out by Muse. Learning these songs would be a great start to your bass career!
Question: Is a bass guitar good for beginners?
Yes, bass guitar can be one of the most intuitive stringed instruments to pick up and play.
Question: Should I get a 4 or 5 string bass as a beginner?
Unless you're planning on playing downtuned rock music, a 4 string is the best way to get into playing bass.
Question: What bass is easiest to play?
A 4 string bass is definitely the easiest to play, some players may also find a shorter scale bass easier to work with.
Question: Are basses easier to learn than guitars?
No, but they aren't more difficult either. Although they share some of the same features such as strings, pickups, and amplifiers, the way you play, learn and eventually perform are very different.