Beginner's Questions

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

  1. 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.

    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!

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