The Bass Store



What is a Bass Guitar?

The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with an item known as a pick.

The bass guitar is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, but with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings. The four-string bass, by far the most common, is usually tuned the same as the double bass which corresponds to pitches one octave lower than the four lowest pitched strings of a guitar (E, A, D, and G). The bass guitar is a transposing instrument, as it is notated in bass clef an octave higher than it sounds (as is the double bass) to avoid excessive ledger lines. Like the electric guitar, the bass guitar is plugged into an amplifier and speaker for live performances.

What is an Upright Bass?

An Upright Bass is part of the Violin String family. It literally looks like a giant violin and is played standing up. It is the deepest sounding instrument in the violin family and can be flucked or strumed with a bow. It is popular in Jazz music and Classical music.


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