There is also a push-pull on the volume control to bypass the active electronics for another range of passive tones. By the 1970s, Alembic became known for designing customized and high-end guitars for its customers. By the mid-1970s, Alembic started designing guitars with five or six strings. These extra strings extended the bass-range and reduced the need for frequently tuning the guitars.
The addition of frets enabled bassists to play in tune more easily than on fretless acoustic or electric upright basses, and allowed guitarists to more easily transition to the instrument. Thus, saving you from an unexpected interruption during your live performance. bass guitar with M3 pickups come with considerable-sized pole pieces and ceramic magnets that provide an incredible depth to your tones.
The output jack socket in bass guitars is highly durable due to the metal plate design mounted on the edge of the guitar for ease of access and maintenance. Cort Action DLX AS, the Action Series basses define value for the aspiring bass player with versatile features as PJ, JJ and soapbar pickup options and active EQ electronics. Yamaha TRBX174 Electric Bass Guitar, the quality is everything you’d expect from a bass guitars. The basswood body features a simplified electronics configuration of a split-single coil ESP B-102 P pickup and separate volume and tone controls.
This combination provides a wealth of classic bass sounds for virtually any musical genre and style. ESP B-204SM offers an ash body with a spalted maple top in See Thru Black Satin, along with an extra thin U-shaped 5-piece maple/jatoba neck for excellent playing feel. You also get passive ESP Designed SB-4 pickups, along with an active ABQ-3 EQ, and good-looking black nickel hardware. Lemmie, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire and Paul McCartney are all famous Rickenbacker players who have managed to coax very different tones from their basses, while still sounding recognisably ‘Ricky’. Strictly speaking, they both played the early EB3 model, which, with its cluttered and complex Varitone system, could be unreliable.
Maybe they get your toes tapping, or get you pumped up and ready to take on the world. Regardless of your musical preferences, the odds are that one thing all of our favorite songs have in common is an absolutely killer bass line. The bass has played a key role in holding down the rhythm throughout the history of popular music, and continues to make an impact to this day. Now it’s your time to make your mark on this instrument with some serious grooves of your own. You’ll find bass guitars for every skill level and playing style in this section.