Try to imagine the sound of music without any bass instruments. Without the low pulse and the pulse building a foundation for everything else, it wouldn’t be convincing. For decades Bass Guitar, in jazz and pop, the lower end came from the upright bass. Since the early 1950s, most of this has shifted to a much more portable bass. From the first Fender electric basses to the full range of builders today, options cover instruments to fit any style of music and any budget. We also offer a selection of bass guitars for those who choose to swing this way.