Bass is an amazing instrument with a low octave range giving it a deep sound.The bassist and the drummer make up the rhythm section keeping the beat for the band. They must have a good rapport or else the rhythm section will be out of time or won’t sound as nice.
There are many great bassists out there but one cannot say who is the best as they all play different styles of music. So a jazz bassist might be technically more advanced than a Death metal bassist but the jazz bassist has been trained for jazz so they will not be as good at playing loud and fast. Anyway my favourite bassists would be:
- Greg Kriesel:The Offspring – Pop Rock
- Mike Kroeger:Nickelback – Hard rock
- Bruno Stapenhill:Judas Priest – Heavy metal.
- Geddy Lee:Rush – Proggresive Rock
Construction of the Bass
The bass has 4 strings each with different tones their names are the:
- E string, which has the lowest octave
- A string, which sounds great in my opinion
- D string, this string is great when you’re composing as you can put in the mix and it will brighten the mood of the song.
- G string, this string has the highest octave.
There is a mnemonic for the strings:
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The bass consists of:
- Tuning pegs
- Volume knob
- Tone knob
- And sometimes a strap.
I personally love the bass as it sounds amazing and looks great. I am not sure what other people think but I love the bass!