Top 10 Best Electric Basses

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The Top Ten

1 Fender Precision Bass

The absolute classic

Roger Waters, John Deacon, Brian Wilson, John Entwistle.
Enough said.

BEST EVER. only problem is it makes my amp like sing or whine or make this weird tone when I don't touch the strings. but thats just my bass I think. sounds great, not too much slappy tone, ORIGINAL.

guy above me, that's with the cheap ones.. even the cheap $200 are not that bad and they stay in tune

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2 Rickenbacker 4001

In my opinion, there is a tie between the Fender Precision Bass and the Rickenbacker 4001. Really it all boils down to personal taste. The Rickenbacker is more in your face and trebly, whereas the Fender is much darker sounding. Cliff Burton, Paul McCartney, and Geddy Lee used these basses so you certainly can't go wrong with one.

This is a masterpiece but I think it does deserve a spot below the Fender P bass, not above

I always have loved the unique sound and look of this classic rickenbacker. I myself play a Hofner wich I personally think is the best but next up would be a rickenbacker for its amazing sound.

3 Fender Jazz Bass

Very easy to play because of the neck. Stingray #2, and precision #3

The most versatile bass there is... Because of placement of pickups and neck shape, there are many different tones that can be made depending on particular technique. The P Bass is also very good, but has less versatility than the jazz bass. The smaller neck of the jazz bass also makes it easier to play fast.

Perfect classic design! Really confortable neck and great sound quality. Just check out, only dhe greatest bass player like Mr. Pastorious and aston barret use it. The p bass its ok. But the jazz got that really depp bass sound that only a fender jazz could give you.

4 Gibson Thunderbird

The Thunderbird has the dark and deep sounding bass sound that bass guitars should have and no bass comes close in terms of it's awesomeness players like Tom Hamilton and John Enwistle used these bass for rock and metal nothing touches it

Has an amazing punchy tone. Don't get me wrong, Fender basses are well built but their style SUCKS!

the gibson thunderbierd has to be one of the best basses I ever played in my life

5 B.C. Rich Warlock Bass
6 Ernie Ball Music Man

Great tone and packs a punch in each note!

This is the bass Flea played forever.

Great Punch and solid Bottom. Great Bass

7 Aria Pro Bass

This bass defines the 80's sound. Great definition with a fantastic attack and a great core. The hardware and woodwork are top notch and the design is bombproof. My main bass since many years and it still puts my Thunderbird, my Steinberger and my Warwick Star Bass as backup basses.

You Can't go wrong- Cliff used It - orionbass13

8 Dean Razorback Bass
9 Warwick Stryker
10 Gibson EB-3

I bought my first bass in 1978 with money I was saving from my first full-time job. A walnut EB-3 (sorry guys it isn't an SG-Bass... It's an EB-3). Jack Bruce, Andy Frazer. Blessed bass heroes. RIP guys.
The bass thumps and sings in a essenstial 60s way. Nothing flash, nothing fancy. Just solid, timeless E-bass.

The Newcomers

? Pedulla

Not a bad bass, not the punch of a precision but decent. A little pricey

? G and L Tribute Bass

The Contenders

11 Hofner Viola Bass
12 Ibanez Gio Soundgear Bass

I love this bass, I have got one, it's really good, the best one of ibanez
Mine has 5 strings, but there are 4 strings and 6 too
It's an active bass, so it's a professional one,
It's really good
You can get it in different colors, mine is black and it's amazing

This Bass Show's Us The Best Of Ibanez, Sounds Just Amazing
Ibanez Gio's Bass
Slaping You'll See How awesome Is This Bass

13 Ibanez BTB
14 Dean Hardtail Bass
15 Ibanez GSR200
16 Peavey Millennium BXP 4
17 Warwick Thumb NT
18 Wal MK1
19 Dean Metalman ML
20 Fender Bronco
21 Warwick Corvette
22 Warwick Star Bass
23 Warwick Star Bass II
24 Warwick Streamer LX LTD 2011
25 Epiphone Viola
26 Orange O Bass
27 Ibanez Sr300e

Very cheap, about 400 USD and powered with two humbuckers plus nice design. Good option compared to classic Fenders.

28 G and Tribute Bass
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