It's every beginner's worst nightmare. You don't want to overpay for a substandard instrument. That's why we previously reviewed the best basses for your money. But we thought it could also be helpful to write about the bass guitar brands you should avoid. These are brands that don't impress for a variety of reasons: some make poor quality basses, while others make … [Read more...] about Bass Guitar Brands To Avoid (Including Some Famous Names)
Can't decide which instrument to play? We've all been there. You probably already know that the vast majority of beginners choose the electric guitar over the bass guitar. But is it really the better instrument? We'll examine why most prefer the electric guitar. We'll also look at some big reasons why the bass guitar might actually be the better choice. In the … [Read more...] about Electric Guitar Vs Bass (Which Is Best For You)
You might not be able to afford any of it yet. But as a bassist, it's only natural to wonder what gear the best of the best use. It gives you something to aim for. And in many cases, budget brands offer stripped down versions of the best basses for a much lower price. With that in mind, let's take a look a 5 of the most famous bassists ever and see what bass guitar … [Read more...] about Bass Guitar Rigs Of The Pros (Gear Used By 5 Legendary Bassists)
A bass is a bass is a bass, right? Not quite. One look at each of these instruments will tell you the bass guitar is quite different from the upright bass. They look nothing alike. So why make this comparison then? Because these two instruments fulfill the same roles. You could use on in place of the other. In theory. In practice, there is definitely a … [Read more...] about Upright Bass Vs Bass Guitar (And Which Is Best For You)
So you're thinking of buying an electric bass guitar. Or you just bought one. Now you need an amp. Luckily, you already have a guitar amplifier. You can just use that right? Yes, you can. But you really shouldn't. It won't sound right and it can cause serious problems down the road. Let's find out exactly what you can expect if you use a guitar amp with your bass … [Read more...] about Can You Plug A Bass Into A Guitar Amp?
So you got a brand-new bass guitar. Now what do you play? You need some easy bass guitar songs for beginners. Tunes that are simple enough that you can pick them up with practice. And fun enough to motivate you to keep practicing. Ideally, they should also challenge you to improve your skills and teach you fundamental techniques. Sounds like a lot to ask from a … [Read more...] about Easy Bass Guitar Songs For Beginners
Bass guitar is easily overlooked. Most casual listeners don't even notice it in the majority of songs. But there are some songs where the bass takes center stage. It drives the song and is the most notable part of it. We've decided to compile this list of songs with good bass guitar riffs to give you some examples where the bass stands out. Let's take a look. And a … [Read more...] about Songs With Good Bass Guitar Riffs (In Various Genres)
A 1500 word article, when you can just count the strings and be done with it? Obviously, the answer is not quite so simple. Anyone can see that most bass guitars have 4 strings. But if you're reading this, you undoubtedly noticed bassist playing instruments with far more strings than that. Yes, those are also bass guitars. Let's dive right in and check out the … [Read more...] about How Many Strings Does A Bass Guitar Have?
Yamaha is always a safe bet. They make excellent instruments at all price levels. And every one of them is great value for money. But the Yamaha TRBX 504 stands out. It is the best bass guitar under $500 on the market. The sound quality and playability are unmatched at this price level. Even many higher priced instruments can't come close. But the tone it … [Read more...] about Yamaha TRBX 504 Review (Incredible Value For Money)
The bass is probably the most underrated instrument of all time. Casual listeners barely even notice it. But some bass guitars stand out. And many of them are made by Fender The Fender American Performer Precision Bass is perhaps the company's proudest achievement. It is the best bass guitar for the money on the market. You simply won't find a better value … [Read more...] about Fender American Performer Precision Bass Review