How to choose the right electric bass to keep the beginning bassist in the groove without busting your budget
Bass Guitar Buying Guides
The bass guitar anchors the sound and adds flavor to the rhythm in just about every music genre.
An experienced player can also contribute rich harmonies and surprising, low-end solos on the electric bass. Because it's used in virtually every style of modern music, bass players can easily find a band to work with. The bass is also comparatively simple, straightforward, and fun to learn. Still, it does help to know a few bass basics when choosing an instrument for the first time.
In this guide we’ll walk you through all the essentials of choosing a bass guitar. You’ll learn about the parts of the electric bass, its electronics, the various body types, pickups, and much more.
The strings on your electric bass have a powerful influence on the its tone and playability. If you’ve explored Musician’s Friend’s huge selection of bass guitar strings and come away a little confused, this guide’s for you. We’ll walk you through the ins and outs of choosing the bass strings that make sense for both your music and instrument.
Tips for finding the right bass guitar amplifier and speaker cabinets to match your budget, music and the venues where you play.