History of the bass guitar
In the 1930s, the first electric bass guitars were developed. Bassists played their BAssets in many ways. But especially in the jazz and blues, the bow was not much more appropriate. looking jealous at the electric guitarist, they knew there was a lot to win. The large clumsy Soundbox could make way for a much more convenient instrument. Out of strengthening a lot easier. Finally, the first bass guitar was built in 1936 by AudioVox. Unfortunately, this was not yet a success story. Leo Fender designed the first really good bass guitar in 1951. Among jazz musicians, this new version of the Bass did not work directly. Due to the rise of many new music currents, the bass guitar soon became a success. The traditional bass guitar has four stringsand is voted standard in E-A-D-G. An octave under the guitar mood. So most bass guitars are electric. The sound is picked up by vibrating the strings through the magnetic field. This is what the elements do and turn it into a signal that goes through a cord to an amplifier.
Types and properties:
There are 4, 5 , 6 and yes, even 7-string bass for sale a 5-string bass adds a low-string B. Which makes him perfect for, for example, lower-supported metal / rock. A 6-string bass has the same properties as a 5-string but added with a high C string. Which gives him more range in the higher tones of the bass.
Three types of bass guitar
The solid body electric bass guitar : Is the most common model. A solid wooden instrument with the usual frets and electronics .
- The ferretless bass: Is a bass that is basically the same as above mentioned. But where no frets are placed for a little more bass sound. And is often played with polished strings (Flatwound).
Acoustic bass. is a large fully hollow built guitar with a round sound hole for sound projection. This can be used without backup. But often has a built-in preserver option to redirect.
- Passive and active instruments. The active bass guitars such as the Ibanez SR300 have built a pre-amplifier. These can often add much more low tones by means of an equalizer. And add even higher frequencies against, for example, a passive Fender Precision Bass.
Buy a bass guitar
More logically, it is easier to start with a bass with 4 strings instead of 5 or 6. But of course it also depends on what music you want to play. A lower b string is sometimes simply necessary. Fewer strings, of course, give a beginner more overview. In addition, the neck also widens a bit with extra strings, which does not necessarily make it easier. Also the width of the neck, weight and balance of the instrument is important. Often the more modern models are more comfortable and better balanced. It is therefore really a matter of taste, but take the time to experience it yourself. Moreover, our specialists are always ready to help you with this.
What is the difference with expensive models and cheap:
The difference lies in the materials, the finish, the hardware (such as mechanics and the bridge) and the electronics. Wood types definitely influence the sound and looks of the bass. Perhaps even more on the stability of the instrument. A bass guitar neck has a lot to endure because of the tension of the thick strings. often a nice piece of hardwood, for example, ensures that the neck stays upright. You will also see that with the entry level bass guitars there are more variables in it. Just because the woods are younger that are used. Think of nicely finished frets and other details. Also, the elements with the more expensive models are often just nicer, fuller and more articulate. A crazy bass guitar doesn't necessarily have to be expensive. Cheap production countries make bass guitars that you used to have to pay 3 doubles for. Moreover, you can always check out our occasions page. Sometimes there is the perfect model in between but for a much nicer price!