Online Guides: Bass Guitars

Here is a overview of the bass and all its component parts, from vintage to modern instruments.

Welcome to our online guide to basses.

On the following pages you'll find an overview of different types of basses, how they're made, how they differ from each other and what you should look for when you're buying a bass. You'll also find many useful tips for aspiring bassists. Last, but not least, you'll learn about the most interesting instruments from each category.

This guide consists of several pages. You can access the different topics from the table of contents on the bottom of this page.

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Best rated products

  1. Harley Benton PB-Shorty BK Standard Set 1
    BUNDLE

    Harley Benton PB-Shorty BK Standard Set 1

    In stock
    €138
    £126.02
  2. Harley Benton JB-75MN SB Vintage Series

    Harley Benton JB-75MN SB Vin­tage Series

    In stock
    €148
    £135.15
  3. Harley Benton JB-75MN Black Vintage Series

    Harley Benton JB-75MN Black Vin­tage Series

    In stock within 6-7 weeks
    €138
    £126.02
  4. Harley Benton JB-75 SB Vintage Series

    Harley Benton JB-75 SB Vin­tage Series

    In stock
    €148
    £135.15
  5. Harley Benton JB-75MN NA Vintage Series

    Harley Benton JB-75MN NA Vin­tage Series

    In stock
    €158
    £144.28
  6. Harley Benton HBZ-2004 Deluxe Series

    Harley Benton HBZ-2004 Deluxe Series

    In stock
    €248
    £226.47
  7. Harley Benton JB-20 SB Standard Series

    Harley Benton JB-20 SB Standard Series

    In stock within 4-5 weeks
    €98
    £89.49
  8. Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit J-Style

    Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit J-Style

    In stock
    €88
    £80.36
  9. Harley Benton PB-50 SB Vintage Series

    Harley Benton PB-50 SB Vin­tage Series

    In stock
    €109
    £99.54
  10. Harley Benton PJ-4 HTR Deluxe Series

    Harley Benton PJ-4 HTR Deluxe Series

    In stock
    €129
    £117.80
  11. Harley Benton PB-20 BK Standard Series

    Harley Benton PB-20 BK Standard Series

    Available at short notice (usually 2-5 days)
    €88
    £80.36
  12. Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit P-Style

    Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit P-Style

    In stock
    €88
    £80.36
  13. Epiphone Thunderbird IV VSB

    Epi­phone Thun­der­bird IV VSB

    In stock
    €318
    £290.39

Top Brands

  • Sterling by Music Man
  • G&L
  • Cort
  • Steinberger Guitars
  • Schecter
  • Music Man
  • Human Base
  • FGN
  • Yamaha
  • Danelectro
  • Jackson
  • Lakland

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  1. Marcus Miller V3 TS 2nd Gen

    Marcus Miller V3 TS 2nd Gen

    In stock
    €285
    £260.25
  2. Marcus Miller V7 Alder-4 BK 2nd Gen

    Marcus Miller V7 Alder-4 BK 2nd Gen

    In stock
    €379
    £346.09
  3. Fender Vintera 50s P-Bass MN SFG

    Fender Vin­tera 50s P-Bass MN SFG

    In stock
    €888
    £810.90
  4. Marcus Miller V7 Vintage Alder AWH 2nd Gen

    Marcus Miller V7 Vin­tage Alder AWH 2nd Gen

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    €477
    £435.58
  5. Marcus Miller P7 Alder 4 AW 2nd Gen

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    €429
    £391.75
  6. Fender Kingman Bass V2 JTB

    Fender Kingman Bass V2 JTB

    In stock
    €498
    £454.76
  7. Harley Benton HBO-850 Bass Natural

    Harley Benton HBO-850 Bass Nat­ural

    In stock
    €129
    £117.80
  8. Fender SQ Affinity PJ Bass Pack BSB

    Fender SQ Affinity PJ Bass Pack BSB

    In stock
    €266
    £242.90
  9. Fender SQ CV 60s P-Bass LRL OWT

    Fender SQ CV 60s P-Bass LRL OWT

    In stock
    €359
    £327.83
  10. ESP LTD AP-4 Black Metal

    ESP LTD AP-4 Black Metal

    In stock
    €809
    £738.76
  11. Harley Benton B-450 Black Progressive Serie

    Harley Benton B-450 Black Pro­gressive Serie

    In stock
    €138
    £126.02
  12. Marcus Miller V7 Alder-4 AWH 2nd Gen

    Marcus Miller V7 Alder-4 AWH 2nd Gen

    In stock
    €429
    £391.75
  13. Harley Benton B-35BK Acoustic Bass Series

    Harley Benton B-35BK Acoustic Bass Series

    In stock
    €177
    £161.63
  14. Harley Benton Kahuna CLU-Bass Ukulele LH

    Harley Benton Kahuna CLU-Bass Ukulele LH

    In stock
    €138
    £126.02
  15. Marcus Miller V7 Swamp Ash-5 NT 2nd Gen

    Marcus Miller V7 Swamp Ash-5 NT 2nd Gen

    In stock
    €569
    £519.60