Here in our Bass Guitar area, we have basses to suit all styles of playing, ranging from the classic stylings of Fender, Squier & Hofner, to the more modern aggressive look of Washburn, Ibanez & ESP, all to suit different budgets.
The bass guitar in appearance and design is similar to the electric guitar, but exhibits a longer neck, longer scale length and typically between four and six string ‘courses’. Whilst the job of a bassist has constantly evolved over the years, the bass guitarist is still most typically seen as a supporting player helping to establish the framework of a track as well as the track’s rhythm and beat. Here at RimmersMusic we stock four, five and six-stringed bass guitars, available in a stunning number of stylish and effective wood finishes. Choose from different bass guitar types such as a hollow or solid body, and left and right handed bass guitars fitted for your own preference.
Bass guitarists tend to take a back seat to the lead singer or lead guitarist, and their input can sometimes be overlooked and underappreciated when listening to a band’s latest hit. However, some of the most acclaimed and celebrated songs in history have been heavily reliant on the innovative genius and tireless drive of their bass player. Some tracks that bass junkies may be aware of or that newcomers to the instrument should check out are: Rush’s ‘YYZ’, Metallica’s ‘Anesthetisia’ and, of course, The Who’s ‘My Generation’. The likes of the multi-talented, Geddy Lee, the influential Geezer Butler and the energetic John Entwistle are all names that were able to revolutionise the bass guitar and remain as fantastic role models for those looking to pick up their first bass guitar.
For those looking to expand their musical horizons, you may wish to pick up one of our outstanding electric guitars, packed with power and the trademark quality of some of the biggest brands in the musical industry, such as Fender and Gibson. Learning both bass and electric guitar will help hone your craft overall, go a long way to unlocking your musical potential and aid you in appreciating how the two complement each other.