When we listen to jazz, funk, country and funk, one instrument surely stands out in the background as the music plays. The bass guitar is a stringed instrument that produces sound through vibration of the strings which then send electric signals to the speakers and are amplified. It was invented in 1950 by Leo Fender who was a famous manufacturer of these musical items.
Bass guitars are generally four stringed instruments but some have five strings and are manufactured with a standard tuning of E-A-D-G. Their neck is divided by metal bars and is marked stating the location of different notes. Due to their unique tone, they can be played in a variety of styles to produce different kinds of music. While there are two types of these musical equipment, the acoustic ones are larger than the ordinary ones, and have hollow interiors that amplify the strings’ vibration.
Among the great musicians who played this instrument were the likes of Pino Palladino, Paul MC Cartney, and Les Claypool. You can get specially handcrafted and custom made bass guitars from famous companies like Pedulla, Alembic, Wal, Ricken Backer and Sadowski.
They are mainly made of wood with the main parts being the body, neck, fingerboard, frets, and strings. Wood is used for making the body and the neck is bolted to it. A wooden fingerboard is then glued to the neck. Frets, which are thin metal strips, are glued on to the fingerboard and can be taken out to alter the sound and these are known as fret less instruments.
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