Whether you call it the low end, the groove, the funk, the drive, or the swing, it's bassists who bring it. The bass guitar really is the unheralded leader of the band. So whether your lead guitarist knows how important you are or not, you have an extremely important job. And finding the right tools for the trade is equally important.
First a little background. The electric bass guitar was first designed in the 1950s. Initially conceived as a way for guitarists to sit in on bass, the instrument quickly took over as the preeminent low-end instrument for the music of the day. Though bass options were limited back then, today you'll find a plethora of choices in woods, electronics, scale length, strings, and more. Luckily, whether you want fretted, fretless, bolt-on, or neck-through, you're going to find it at Sweetwater.
Love the modern scooped out sound of slap playing? Ibanez Soundgear. Is a New York jazz club your scene? Yamaha John Patitucci Signature 6-string. Play in an outlaw country band - or pretty much any band at all? The Fender Precision or Jazz bass will get you there every time. And you can't forget the industry standards: the aforementioned J and P basses, the active MusicMan Stingray, the iconic Hofner Violin bass, and the built-for-metal Jackson Concert basses. Or go after the sound of your heroes with a great signature series bass like the Fender Custom Shop Jaco Pastorius Fretless Jazz Bass Relic.
The point is, whatever your bass needs, Sweetwater is sure to have a bass that will quickly become your favorite axe. No matter if you're needing a short-scale bass guitar with flat-wound strings for a vintage thump, or if an extended-scale, fanned-fret, active five-string may be what's calling out to you, you can count on us to make sure your musical goals and dreams are met.
Want to talk bass with the experts to help guide you to your perfect low-end partner? Give our Sweetwater Sales Engineers a call. They know their stuff and can get you rumbling seats, moving bodies, pulverizing the front row, laying the foundation, keeping the groove, locking in... well, you get the idea. Give us a call.
Questions about Bass Guitars?
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