We’ve searched high and low for the best bass guitars out there; some will be more affordable, and some will be pricey, but we’ve made sure to include basses for all budgets and playing styles. We’ve included basses from the likes of Fender, Music Man, Yamaha, and others, each offering excellent playability and great value within their price range. Several other companies also began manufacturing bass guitars during the 1950s. 1956 saw the appearance at the German trade fair “”Musikmesse Frankfurt”” of the distinctive Höfner 500/1 violin-shaped bass, made using violin construction techniques by Walter Höfner, a second-generation violin luthier. Due to its use by Paul McCartney, it became known as the “”Beatle bass””. In 1957, Rickenbacker introduced the model 4000, the first bass to feature a neck-through-body design in which the neck is part of the body wood.
Most music enthusiasts have asked the following questions about these guitars. Yamaha TRBX174EW Electric bass guitar is revolutionary new instrument, built to deliver the ultimate in tone, versatility and value. Guitar Guitar Limited trading as guitar guitar is a credit broker and is Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. If you’re looking for that ultimate ‘Rock’ bass then consider the BB Series, especially both the BB2024 and BB2025 models as they incorporate Yamaha’s A.R.E. and I.R.A. technology to give you the best sounds. Built to handle the highest highs and the lowest lows, Yamaha basses are ready for any style on any stage.
The scale – or scale length – of an instrument is the distance between the bridge and the nut, and we use it to measure the total playable length of the instrument. This slimline is loaded with two period-inspired BS-1 BiSonic Alnico 2 pickups, wound to 6.4K resistance, that blesses it with the same ’60s vintage tone as the original. Its short scale length and laminated mahogany hollow body also give the resonant Starfire a very distinctive, harmonically-rich sound that’s markedly different to a solid body bass. Woody, organic, rich and smooth are the obvious adjectives, yet it can growl with ferocity when provoked. The abundance of epic bass guitars does make it somewhat harder, though.
ESP LTD B155DX delver rock-solid performance and styling, along with high-quality touches you usually expect only on more more expensive basses. A Bass Guitar is used to play basslines that act as supporting notes for other instruments. Bass Guitars are also the lowest pitched members of the Guitar family.
The American Ultra Series’s approach presents a more evolutionary than revolutionary approach to modernising Fender’s top-line US-built instruments, and we think they found the sweet spot. It is unmistakably a P-Bass; the classic silhouette is present and correct. You’ve got a choice of an alder body or ash, retro pick-guards in three-ply mint green or 4-ply tortoiseshell.