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Choosing the right Bass for you

There are a lot of options for choosing a bass guitar. Many beginners and intermittent bass players often think that they need the most expensive bass guitar. The “Hope Diamond” of bass guitar with all the bells and whistles a bass player will ever need. How further from the truth is that belief. In this blog I'm going to elaborate on some brief scientific facts, business, art and business on the bass guitar. I will show you which bass you should get so that you know what is best for your budget and style of music.

Double Bass

String bass music instruments are relatively new. The double bass is part of the violin family. This type of instrument can be played with a bow (arco) or plucked (pizzicato). The double bass was a key instrument getting the low notes in music ensembles. It was used and is still used in various styles of music such as: Classical, Folk, Blue Grass, Jazz and Pop. However, the double bass was large and cumbersome. The double bass was also expensive because it was handcrafted by a skilled luthier. Who had to find the best tone wood that was large enough to use to create a double bass. In addition to the double bass large and luxurious price tag. It was very costly to travel with the double bass since its conception up until now.

Electric Guitar

Enter the electric bass guitar. The first electric bass guitar was created in the 1930’s by Paul Tutmarc who himself was also a musician. Tutmarc's creation didn't sell well because everyone at that time was already accustomed to using the Double Bass and the Electric Double Bass. Tutmarc’s electric bass guitar was used by some musicians. A famous double bass and electric bass guitar player that used Tutmarc’s creation was Paul Macarthy from the Beatles. Then in 1951 Leo Fender would release his version of the electric bass guitar. He called it the Precision Bass also commonly known as “P-Bass”. This when the electric bass would start to become popular.

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