Who created the string bass?

Who created the string bass?

In 1542, Silvestro Ganassi developed a bass viola da gamba in Venice, which is often regarded as the “progenitor” of the double-bass. Its sloping shoulders, frets and six strings tuned mainly to fourths (D2, G2, C3, E3, A3, D4) indicate that low bowed instruments emerged originally from the gamba family.

Where did the string bass come from?

The double bass is generally regarded as a modern descendant of the string family of instruments that originated in Europe in the 15th century, and as such has been described as a bass Violin.

Who invented the 6 string bass?

In 1975, Anthony Jackson asked Carl Thompson to build him a six-string bass guitar tuned (from low to high) BEADGC, which he called a “contrabass guitar.” Due to the close string spacing utilized to accommodate available pickups at the time, Jackson was unhappy with the instrument due to difficult playability.

How expensive is a string bass?

How Much Should a String Bass Cost? A student bass will cost roughly $1,800-$3,000. An intermediate bass will cost $4,000-$10,000 or more.

Are bass amps more expensive than guitar amps?

Its Not Fair That Bass And Bass Amps Are More Expensive Than Electric Guitar. To get a bass that is about equivalent to a $300 guitar, you need to buy a $400 to $500 bass. To get a bass amp that you can gig with, you need around $500-600 where a guitar player only needs to pay maybe $250-400.

How do I buy my first bass?

Here are a few guidelines (not rules) for the first-time bass buyer:

  1. Buy the best bass you can afford.
  2. Choose a fretted instrument, unless you are ready for the challenge of a fretless.
  3. Choose a short-scale bass if you are young, small, or have unusually small hands.
  4. For simplicity’s sake, choose a 4-string instrument.

Is Bass a good starter instrument?

Time: Bass is one of the fastest instruments to learn. From complete beginner to competent band member takes a lot less time than piano, guitar, or drums. The reason for this is that while pianists and guitarists often play chords of three notes at a time, bassists play the root notes, one at a time.

Are Foderas worth it?

To some, yes. Some people enjoy the sound, playability, overall quality, image, etc. of a Fodera so much that they will find the instrument worth it. Some of those are financially fortunate enough to buy one, some not.

Where are Fodera basses made?

Brooklyn, New York

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