The 10 Best Electric Bass Guitars
This wiki has been updated 21 times since it was first published in October of 2017. Bassists rarely get the credit they deserve, so if you want to stand out in your group, you're going to need an instrument that can take you to the next level. The electric guitars on our list offer a wide range of tones and string configurations, allowing you to customize and expand upon your current sound. We've rated them here by their playability, tonal quality, and durability. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
February 28, 2019:
Not a lot of noise was made in this category since we last took a look at it. The Fender Standard P-Bass wriggled its way toward the top thanks to the ever-increasing quality of Fender's American manufacturing, which is also why the Mexican-made Player Jazz slipped a few spots. The Hofner Violin made famous by Paul McCartney remains the best bang for your buck, with a very low price point that should please anyone who's into its particular sound. The ESP LTD B-50 got itself a new spalted maple finish, as well, which definitely increases its aesthetic value, even if it does little to change the tonal quality of the instrument.