A band is not complete, or even qualified to be called a band, if it does not have a bass guitar. This guitar is never in the spotlight for anything and therefore many people consider it just like any other guitar like the rhythm or the lead guitar. However, this guitar does really play an important role when all things are considered, it gives life to any band and adds quality of the music. There are different kinds of bass guitars in the market today, thanks to the fact that this instrument has undergone a lot of evolution over time and we still have not seen the end of this awesome music instrument. Some people insist on the branded bass guitars which are more expensive than the unbranded varieties.
Speaking of the different kinds of bass guitars that we have in the market to date, perhaps the oldest kind and which has consistently stayed in the market is the solid wood guitar. This guitar is made of solid wood, carved into many designs and patterns. Mostly made of alder wood, the neck is usually made of maple and the fret board is made of rosewood. For durability and longevity, this kind of guitar beats almost all the others in its range.
The other kind of bass guitar is the hollow body guitar which though not very common or so obvious, it is every musicians favorite today. The hollow body is cut out to echo the sound and the resonance of the strings for a longer lasting effect of the sound. If you combine that sound and resonance with electric power, you have the most original and superb sound that you have never heard before.
There are also called semi-hollow body which is composed of both solid body and hollow body guitar. Semi-hollow has a solid cored center but the both sides are hollow that provides a low tone. This is good for jazz, R&B and alternative rock type of music.
The acoustic guitar is on the other hand loud enough to be heard even without amplification. It is the everyday favorite for students who are learning to play the bass guitar.
There are more types of bass guitar aside from what I have mentioned above such as fretless, neck-through, five-and-six string, extended range and short-scale. So, don’t underestimate the importance of these guitars in every band because without this, the recipe of music won’t be complete.
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