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List of bass guitar brands that include the most popular and reliable models available. There is a lot to consider when looking for the perfect bass guitar for you. The body style, neck, scale length, tuning machines, intonation, fingerboard, number of frets, pickups and type of wood all make a difference in how your bass guitar sounds and feels in your hand. The most popular bass guitars include those from major manufacturers of musical instruments, including Fender, Yamaha, Warwick and more. Use this comparison of bass guitar brands as a guide when researching the best bass makers.

The bass guitar is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, but with a longer neck and scale length, and four, five, six, or eight strings. The four-string bass—by far the most common—is usually tuned the same as the double bass. This list includes the best four-string basses and more.

So what are the best bass guitar brands? It depends on what type of music you are playing--jazz, rock, blues and bass-heavy metal will all require different types of bass guitars. Users looking for a new bass guitar will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on quality and features.

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Fender Musical Instruments Cor... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Gibson Guitar Corporation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Music Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands
Music Man Manufacturing

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Ibanez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Rickenbacker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands
Rickenbacker Manufacturing

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G&L Musical Instruments is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Yamaha Corporation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands
Yamaha Corporation Manufacturing, Conglomerate, Musical Instrument Manufacturing

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Warwick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Gretsch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands
Gretsch Manufacturing, Musical instrument

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Danelectro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Ovation Guitar Company is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands
Ovation Guitar Company Musical Instrument Manufacturing

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Silvertone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Stagg Music is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands
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Kramer Guitars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Washburn Guitars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Daisy Rock Girl Guitars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Squier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Jaydee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Epiphone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Schecter Guitar Research is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Palatino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Maxam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Godin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Aria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Traben Bass Company is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Fleabass is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Steinberger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Höfner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Spector is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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B.C. Rich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Lakland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands
Lakland Musical instrument

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Fernandes Guitars is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Tobias is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Luna is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Arbor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Jackson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Davison is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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ESP is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands
ESP

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Rogue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Hohner is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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J Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Jay Turser is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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DeArmond is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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MTD Kingston is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Dean is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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LightWave is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Cort is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands

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Sterling is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bass Guitar Brands