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Beginner's Questions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Drewish, Oct 31, 2003.


  1. Drewish

    Drewish

    Oct 4, 2003
    United States
    I am relatively new to the electric bass (and it is my first instrument), and while I was browsing through a catalouge I ran into some terms I was unsure of the meaning off.

    My first question is what is the difference between a Precision bass and a Jazz bass?

    I noticed that there are many types of pickups a guitar can have, descriptions of them or links to descriptions would be appreciated geatly.

    What's the best kind of bass/pickup for playing alternative rock (stuff like Nirvana, Oasis, Bush, etc)?

    That's all of the questions I have for now. Thank you for your time.
     
  2. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
  3. Fender Jazz and Precision basses.
    http://fender.online-guitars.com/fender-bass-guitars.shtml

    The FAQ will answer all your questions.

    Read the FAQ and then we can help you with any further questions.

    Welcome to TB and the world of bass playing!


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  4. I agree with the above posters, plus most of the stuff you're listening to was recorded with Fender Jazz and Precision basses.