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  1. Top Seller
    Palatino VE-550 Electric Upright Bass
    $83999
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    $671.99
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    BSX Bass Allegro Acoustic-Electric Upright Bass
    $2,5000
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    Dean Pace Bass 4-String Electric Upright
    $5390
  4. NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Omni Bass B-G
    $1,7990
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    Stagg Electric Double Bass
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    $559.20 +
  6. Bridge Cetus Series 4-String Electric Double Bass
    $3,5020
  7. NS Design CR Series 4-String Electric Double Bass
    $3,3590
  8. Yamaha SVB-200SK Silent Upright Bass
    $3,1200
  9. BSX Bass Allegro 5-String Acoustic-Electric Upright Bass
    $2,9390
  10. Kydd Basses 42 Long 5-String Upright Bass
    $1,94999
  11. Kydd Basses Big Kydd 5-String Upright Bass
    $1,79999
  12. Kydd Basses 42 Long Upright Bass
    $1,79999
  13. NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Upright Electric Double Bass
    $1,7490
  14. NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Upright Electric Double Bass
    $1,7490
  15. NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Omni Bass B-G
    $1,7990
  16. NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Omni Bass E-C
    $1,7990
  17. NS Design NXTa Active Series 5-String Omni Bass E-C
    $1,7990
  18. NS Design NXTa Active Series 4-String Omni Bass E-G
    $1,6990
  19. NS Design NXTa Active Series 4-String Omni Bass E-G
    $1,6990
  20. Top Rated
    Kydd Basses Big Kydd Upright Bass
    $1,64999
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An upright bass is a stringed orchestral instrument designed to play in a very low range, intended to add depth, power, presence and melody to the sound of any musical group, and assist with establishing the beat along with the percussion—hence, why bass and drums are considered the “rhythm section.” While the upright bass is a standard instrument in the stringed section of an orchestra, it can and has been used in other forms of music, including blues, jazz, rockabilly, country, bluegrass and folk. Ultimately, the application of upright bass in any form or genre is up to the individual player.
Upright basses are strung with four strings that are much thicker than the strings on a violin or viola (the higher-pitched stringed instruments in its category), and are tuned to the same notes as the lowest four strings on an electric guitar (E-A-D-G), but tuned down one octave in pitch. The upright bass is most commonly played in two ways—either with the fingers in a plucking, thumping or slapping fashion, or the instrument can be played with a bow (similar to the cello).
In terms of appearance, upright basses closely resemble the other members of the orchestral stringed instrument family (violin, viola, cello), though the upright bass is much larger in size. The materials most often used in upright bass construction are maple (typically for the back and neck), spruce (typically for the top), and ebony (typically for the fingerboard and tailpiece)—though less-expensive upright basses can have laminated tops and backs. Laminate upright basses—commonly used in schools, or by touring musicians—are very resistant to damage from heat and humidity, as well as to the physical abuse they are likely to encounter in such environments.
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