A bass guitar isn't as popular as the guitar, but it's an essential instrument found in many different music genres. The lower tones add a robust layer to any song, balancing out the higher notes of other instruments.
Whether you're a beginner who's buying their first bass or looking to add a new bass to your collection, you're sure to find an instrument you'll love at Bananas at Large.
Electric Bass Guitars
When you think "bass guitar," an electric bass is probably what comes to mind. Most electric bass guitars have a solid body and between four and six strings. Even when the electric bass is plugged into an amp, it won't have as abrasive of a sound as a guitar. Its low tones are more mellow but add an essential layer to the music.
Whether you're in a band or are a producer, the electric bass is a great instrument to have in your arsenal. Even if you're thinking about learning an instrument as a hobby, bass is a great pick. With fewer strings than the guitar, it can be easier to learn.
Acoustic Bass Guitars
A less common alternative to the electric bass is the acoustic bass guitar. This bass resembles an acoustic guitar — it has a hollow body, and it usually has the finished wood look. However, acoustic basses typically have a larger frame than the acoustic guitar.
You may choose an acoustic bass if you're looking for a unique sound. However, the biggest downside is that they can be easily drowned out with other sounds. Between their lower tones and not being plugged into an amp, the acoustic bass's sound can be easily overpowered.
The acoustic bass guitar is well-suited for some genres of music, like jazz and some traditional music from Mexico and Brazil. It can also be a great way to practice the bass without having to fuss with the other equipment that you need for an electric bass.
Why Shop With Bananas at Large?
No matter your budget, skill level or how you plan to use your bass, Bananas can help you find the right one. We have a wide selection of electric and acoustic bass guitars, as well as fretless basses, left-handed basses and pre-owned basses. We also have all the equipment and accessories you may need for your new bass, like an amplifier or extra strings.
If you're looking for bass guitars for sale near San Francisco, Bananas at Large is the place to visit. We have two convenient locations in the Bay Area: Santa Rosa and San Rafael.
Our team of professional musicians, with years of combined experience, care about music as much as you do. Whether you're a professional musician or a dedicated hobbyist, music is something you love.
We want to help you find the perfect instrument that best suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as any other equipment or accessories to go along with it. Bananas at Large carries products from all the best brands, ensuring you'll find the perfect bass guitar to enjoy for a long time