There are a lot of different important aspects of a bass guitar that determine if it’s right for you! Read this article to gain a better understanding of how to shop for a bass guitar.
Your Style and Sound
Certain types of basses work really well for one style of playing, so ask yourself what type of music you play most often. It may help to look at what your favorite bass players are using for their genre.
Hofner basses are suited well for an early rock n’ roll sound, where schecter bass guitars have a reputation for “metal” type sounds. Pick what genre fits your style.
4 or More Strings?
I’ve already done a post on 4 and 5 string bass guitars. I prefer 4 string but I can see the appeal of having 5 or 6 strings. Choose what you like and what feels most comfortable when you are playing it at the short.
You should like how the bass looks, cause you are going to be seeing that beauty all the time. If you like wood finish, buy a bass with wood finish. If you like solid black, buy a solid black bass. That being said, it isn’t too difficult to paint a bass (though I’ve never tried it).
Hopefully this short guide has helped you pick out what bass is perfect for you. Leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions.