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Bass Guitar Gifts

Bass Guitar Gift Ideas

Are you looking for the best bass guitar gift ideas? Here are our picks for the best accessories and gifts to make your musical shopping experience easy and fun. Shop for wall-mounted guitar hangers, guitar stands, trucker hats, postcards, T-shirts, professional business cards, posters, coffee mugs, playing cards, colorful buttons, refrigerator magnets, cotton canvas tote bags, cooking aprons, and more unique bass guitar gifts.

Quincy Jones
Without the Fender bass, there’d be no rock ‘n’ roll or no Motown. The electric guitar had been waiting ’round since 1939 for a nice partner to come along. It became an electric rhythm section, and that changed everything.

1961 Fender Precision Bass Guitar Patent

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Wall-Mounted Guitar Hangers

Anyone who lives with a bass guitarist can appreciate the utility of a wall-mounted hanger for organizing and displaying instruments. These best-sellers are tried and true for keeping guitars safely stashed away. If you’re looking for inexpensive bass guitar gift ideas, these functional and attractive hangers are among our top picks. I’ve lost count of the number of guitar hangers we have in our own home!

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Guitar Stands

These guitar stands are suitable for many string instruments, and they’re durable enough for heavy bass guitars. Instrument stands are a practical gift for any bass guitarist. They keep bass guitars safely out of the way while not in use.

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Unique Gifts for Music Lovers

We’ve created more than 2,000 products for string instrument players and music lovers. Find a unique gift for your favorite bass guitar player or enthusiast. Beware of inferior copycats! Our original designs are available here and in our String Kings Music Bass Guitar collection.

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Bass Guitar Shirts

Creatively designed shirts are one of the best bass guitar gift ideas. Everyone loves to make a fashion statement about their favorite instrument or musician. Shirts are available in dozens of styles, with many color and size variations. Click on any image to see more options.

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I Love Bass Guitar Sunshine Yellow Orange Mandala Heart

Mandala heart design in warm orange and yellow tones is perfect for any bass guitar player or fan of this popular string instrument.

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Cats and Dogs Easily Distracted by Bass Guitar Players

Here are some designs for animal lovers who are easily distracted by the sound of bass players. Choose from playful cats and dogs in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes for the whole family.

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The Coolest People on Earth Play Bass

Who are the coolest people on earth? Bass guitar players, of course! Spread the word about this cool string instrument. Makes a great gift for any music student, music teacher, or bassist.

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Double Bass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Bass

Share your love for the bass guitar. Mirror image bass clef heart designs are available for both bassists and enthusiasts.

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Red and Black Double Bass Clef Heart I Love Playing My Bass

Red and black double bass clef heart design is perfect for any bass player or fan of this popular string instrument.

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Bass Guitar Trucker Hats

Bass guitar trucker hats are available in eleven color choices. Hats feature a 100% polyester foam front and a 100% nylon mesh back to keep you cool. Trucker hats are adjustable from 17 to 24 inches.

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Bass Guitar Tote Bags

Versatile and durable cotton canvas tote bags are another practical gift idea for musicians. These designs are available in many style and color choices to please any bass guitar player or fan.

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Bass Guitar Business Cards

High quality printed business cards are available in sets of 100 on your choice of eight types of premium card stock. The printed information can be easily personalized for any music teacher or performer. Classic business cards measure 2 by 3.5 inches, but trendy skinny and chubby profile cards are also available for some styles. Click on any design to see more options.

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Bass Guitar Chef Aprons

Classic cotton-poly twill blend aprons are another of our top picks for practical bass guitar gift ideas. Choose from several style and color options. Spacious front pockets hold plenty of utensils and cooking tools. Aprons are machine washable and proudly made in the U.S.A.

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Bass Guitar Coffee Mugs

Mugs are one of our favorite affordable bass guitar gift ideas. Everyone can use a few mugs. Click on any mug to see how the design looks from different angles. Experiment with sizes, styles, and colors to create a personal gift.

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Bass Guitar Magnets

We love refrigerator magnets! They’re a practical, yet inexpensive gift idea and they always come in handy. Each standard size square magnet measures 2 by 2 inches. All magnets are printed on 100% recycled paper and covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar.

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Bass Guitar Postcards

Here’s one of the most inexpensive bass guitar gift ideas–colorful postcards. These designs are printed on ultra-heavyweight (120 lb.) card stock with a gloss finish. They’re great for mailing to friends, but could also be framed and enjoyed as mini works of art.

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Bass Guitar Buttons

Buttons are one of our favorite gift ideas because they’re inexpensive and fun to wear. Standard size square buttons measure 2 inches by 2 inches. Round buttons are usually available in many sizes. The designs are printed on 100% recycled paper, then covered with scratch and UV-resistant Mylar. On some styles you can easily customize your gift by changing the background color.

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Bass Guitar Playing Cards

One of the most popular bass guitar gift ideas is a set of playing cards. Each comes packaged in a cardboard box for easy gifting. Poker size cards measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches, with 52 playing cards and 2 jokers per deck. Click on any design to see the available options. Standard cards are printed on smooth card stock, and premium quality Bicycle playing cards are printed on durable semi-gloss card stock.

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Double Bass Clef Heart

Our double bass clef heart designs are available on several products, including coffee mugs, shirts, hats, tote bags, magnets, and buttons. Give a thoughtful gift to your favorite musician, music teacher, or music student. See the entire Double Bass Clef Heart collection.

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Fender Bass

The Future of Your Fender Bass Experience

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I wonder if I could make an electric bass.

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Upright Bass Facts

Upright Bass Facts

The upright bass, or double bass, is the largest and lowest-pitched string instrument. It can be played played with a bow (arco) or by plucking the strings (pizzicato). Classical music calls for the natural sound produced acoustically by the instrument. In other genres such as jazz and blues, the bass sound is usually amplified. Bass amplifiers have equalization controls that allow a player to boost low frequencies. Amplification gives a bassist more control over the tone of the instrument.

Among classical performers the instrument is called a contrabass, from its Italian name contrabbasso. Other common names are string bass, to distinguish it from a brass bass instrument, or simply bass. In jazz and other non-classical music genres, the instrument is called an upright bass or acoustic bass to differentiate it from the electric bass guitar. In folk and bluegrass music, it’s referred to by many names, including bass fiddle, bass violin, doghouse bass, and bull fiddle.

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Fun Fact
A person who performs on this string instrument is called a bassist.

Notable jazz double bassists from the 1940s and 1950s include Bill Black, Jimmy Blanton, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Paul Chambers, George Duvivier, Milt Hinton, Charlie Parker, Oscar Pettiford, and Wilbur Ware. Influential bassists in the post 1960s era include Stanley Clarke, Charlie Haden, Charles Mingus, and Jaco Pastorius.

Elvis Presley

Featuring Bill Black on Upright Bass

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“Heartbreak Hotel” Performed by Paul McCartney

In a brief clip from Chaos and Creation at Abbey Road, legendary musician Paul McCartney introduces an upright bass with ties to another music legend, Elvis Presley. The instrument was played by rock and roll pioneer Bill Black. He was the bassist in Elvis Presley’s early trio that also included guitarist Scotty Moore.

Paul McCartney

Limited Edition Poster Portrait

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The Blue Moon Boys: The Story of Elvis Presley’s Band

by Ken Burke and Dan Griffin, Foreword by Brian Setzer

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Cecilio CDB Upright Double Bass with an Adjustable Bridge (Size 3/4, Black)

Product details:

  • Ebony and basswood body, oak fingerboard
  • Plated brass tuning machine head
  • Premium grade oak tailpiece
  • Bridge with thumb wheel height adjusters
  • Hardwood endpin plug with 10mm endpin
  • Padded nylon soft case with accessories pockets
  • Brazilwood bow with ebony frog and unbleached genuine Mongolian horsehair

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Bass Guitar Facts: Shop for Instruments, Accessories, Gifts

Bass Guitar Facts

Bass Guitar Facts

The bass guitar is a string instrument that establishes the beat for many styles of music. Blues, country, funk, fusion, gospel, jazz, Latin, metal, pop, punk rock, reggae, and rock all feature the beat of the bass guitar. The popular string instrument is known by many names including bass, electric bass, and electric bass guitar.

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Fun Fact
A person who performs on this string instrument is called a bassist.

Notable bassists include Sheryl Crow, Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees), Sammy Hagar, Julian Lennon, Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings), John Patitucci (Chick Corea), Prince, Kenny Rogers (Kenny Rogers and The First Edition), Gene Simmons (Kiss), Esperanza Spalding, Peter Tork (The Monkees), Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols), and Stevie Wonder.

Essential Bass Theory Chart

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Chick Corea Elektric Band

John Patitucci, Frank Gambale, and Dave Weckl perform solos with the Chick Corea Elektric Band at the Blue Note in New York City on November 25, 2011. The piece is called “Got a Match?”

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We’ve created more than 2,000 products for string instrument players and music lovers. Find a unique gift for your favorite bass guitar player or enthusiast. Beware of inferior copycats! Our original designs are available here and in our String Kings Music Bass Guitar collection.

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Polar Aurora Electric Bass Guitar Package

Product details:

  • Full-scale 39-inch laminated and solid wood electric guitar
  • Durable bass guitar is designed to be stylish, affordable, and of good quality
  • Instrument is lightweight and easy to carry
  • Fixed bridge for rock-solid tuning stability, precise intonation, and increased sustain
  • Smooth tone is ideal for playing rock music and the blues
  • Accessories bundle includes gig bag, shoulder strap, guitar pick, and amp cord
  • Durable guitar can withstand years of wear and tear
  • Combo is perfect for beginners and would make a great gift

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