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Bass Guitar History, Guide and Parts

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Transcript of Bass Guitar History, Guide and Parts

Strings; Top to Bottom-
E,A,D,G Tuning Machines Headstock Nut Fretboard Neck Body Cutaway Pickups Volume Control Preset Selector This is what the body of the modern bass guitar consists of Controllers This is what picks up the vibrations from the strings Miscellaneous Preset Selector Volume Control This is where the strings and frets are This is where the player holds his fingers to make different notes. The notes are made by stopping vibrations at a specific place and making them go back the way they came and be picked up in the pickups. The strings are usually picked on the body of the bass to make vibrations. This a thing that all string based pianos except the piano have.
It separates the neck from the headstock. These are the machines that adjust the tightness of each sting The part consisting of the tuning machines. The history and anatomy of a bass guitar BY:Eric Bergman Svensk 1930's- The first bass guitar was invented by Paul Tutmarc in Seattle, Washington, United States of America. It was called the "Electric Bass Fiddle" and was first announced in Tutmarc's company's catalog, Audiovox, in the year 1935. It was much smaller and lighter that its predecessor, the double bass, which made it more simple to walk around with. However, the only major difference between it and its successors was that it wasn't fretted. 1930 1940 1950 1951- When talking about the bass guitar in general and its inventor, Leo Fender is usually mentioned. This is because he invented the Precision Bass (pretty much the Electric Bass Fiddle with frets) and the same principle and anatomic setup of the bass guitar is used even today. The Precision Bass, rather than the Electric Bass Fiddle, is nearly always referred to a direct descendant of the double-bass because of the presence of frets. 1900 1920's- Lloyd Loar created the very first electric double bass which began the "golden age" the guitar and bass 1920 1910 History 1960 1960's - This is the decade where the bass guitar really takes over for the double-bass and rock and roll begins to used it more and more, too. Bands like the Rolling Stones were quite fond of Fender's Precision Bass,where it was used by Bill Wyman. 1970 1970's - No significant progress, developments or events took place concerning the Bass Guitar 1980 1940's- No significant progress, developments or events took place concerning the Bass Guitar 1910's- No significant progress, developments or events took place concerning the Bass Guitar 1980's - In 1980, the headless bass was commercialized by Ned Steinberg, even though he had created it in 1979. Though not really widely used further on, the headless bass was quite and extraordinary and revolutionizing piece of instrumental engineering. 1990 1990's - No significant progress, developments or events took place concerning the Bass Guitar. 21st century - The biggest thing to happen basses in the 21st century is the inception of digital sounds. Digital sounds mean, in this circumstance, that amplifiers and basses could create sounds, respectively send digital information, that were of old basses, such as the Fender Jaguar Bass, which was actually reintroduced on Fender's 60th anniversary in 2011. 21st century Techniques Some significant people who in bass history are:
http://famousbassplayers.com/ Here are guides to playing the bass guitar:
http://www.studybass.com/study-guide/ Bibliography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_guitar
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/the_history_of/the_history_of_the_modern_bass_guitar.html
http://earlybass.com/articles-bibliographies/history-of-the-double-bass/
http://www.tunemybass.com/bass_guitar_buying_guide/parts_of_the_bass_guitar.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Tutmarc
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