The instruments known under the brand Crescent are cheap and imported from China. The Crescent electric bass guitar is very affordable model with a wide range of accessories. Of course, it has its cons, but for beginning guitarists this is a good choice.
|№||Model||Rating||Weight||Scale length||Our top||Check|
|1||Crescent Electric Bass Guitar||9.8 pounds||34″||1|| Check|
|2||Fender Precision Bass||12.3 pounds||30″||2|| Check|
|3||Fender Jazz Bass||8.5 pounds||34″||3|| Check|
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We must say that the guitar come complete with a strap, an amplifier and a tuner. Indeed, if we talk about the starting package, then this is one of the best offers from manufacturers of musical equipment. You pay a small price for the instrument and in addition receive several accessories.
- The instrument is 46” Full Size Electric Bass Guitar;
- Its Split P-B pickups give a good, standard bass tone;
- It is a good instrument for players trying themselves in the music of any style. Many users agree that this is a decent enough bass guitar for learning. It has a good sound quality, sets the tone, which makes it an excellent accompaniment.
The guitar with the double cutaway does not stand out very much when compared to other popular models. The body of the guitar is made of basswood. This material is used in many bass guitars. The Basswood is soft, but with a fairly compact grain. Of all the woods that are usually used for the construction of guitars, it is the one that is relatively cheaper. This wood is easy to work with. It is light, although not due to a large porosity, but rather it is a material that is not very dense in itself.
The Basswood does not have the capacity to resonate the lower and organic bass. It is a very suitable material to get the sound of a standard guitar, and highly recommended for solo guitars for the immediacy and frankness of a timbre that assent complex nuances and highs for the benefit of a strong fundamental tone.
Production notes: It seems that some Japanese manufacturers, as the Ibanez, use a variety of lighter, darker and more uniform Basswood, while other Asian manufacturers use a lower quality, rougher variety with a yellowish tone.
This is important since there is a considerable difference between both; the darker woods have greater sonority, while the yellow ones tend to manifest the undesirable qualities of the wood.
- The neck of the guitar is made of maple. Today this is a typical choice among all guitar manufacturers including brands offering low-cost models. The maple due to its properties makes the guitar resistant to deformation;
- As it should be in cheap models, the neck is bolted to the body;
- The fretboard is from rosewood;
- The guitar comes with a fixed bridge system;
- The nut is made out of synthetic material;
- The tuning machine has a good look.
The single guitar pick-up is located in the middle of the body. A split coil pickup is a cheap but effective solution providing the instrument with two types of sound. The pickup can be either a humbucker or a single pickup. Controls are also simple: with one master volume knob and one master tone knob.
Nowadays the offer in the electric bass sector is very wide. The large variety of models and styles of bass can make it difficult to make a correct decision in choosing our ideal bass. An experienced bassist will prefer to discover for himself what the right instrument is for him. But if I’m a beginner, how can I know what is the most remarkable thing about each model? And most important, how can I be sure that I am making the right investment?
The majority of “low costs” are copies of three large bass, the Holy Trinity of electric basses. These are the Precision Bass, Jazz Bass and Music Man Stingray models. And these are not the only pieces that Leo Fender left us before dying in 1990. After having sold the company Fender and withdrew from the market of musical instruments, Leo would soon return with what would be the third piece of the Blessed Trinity of electric basses; Music Man Stingray.
Other recommendations could be the Höfner 500/1, preciousness with a shorter neck than the standard, superlight and easy to play. The “Beatle Bass” played by Paul McCartney is already available in several models as well. Ibanez and Yamaha from Japan offer quality at interesting prices. Squier or Epiphone offer even lower prices since the instruments come from Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia or China. While recognizing other major brands are such as Rickenbacker or Warwick.
Precision Bass or Jazz Bass
Although Leo Fender did not invent the bass, he was the main driver of the series production of bass and electric guitars. Without that innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, the history of music would probably have been very different since the 1920s…
The Fender Precision Bass (also known as P-Bass) is the first electric bass model that saw the light in the 1950s.
Its name comes from the precision with which the musicians were going to be able to play this instrument thanks to the neck finally came equipped with frets.
It was no longer a requirement for the musician to have to know by heart the notes of the fretboard, since the basses had no frets. In addition another great advantage in front of the contrabass used until the moment, was his reduced size and weight, in comparison with its “predecessors”.
The Fender Jazz Bass began to be manufactured a decade after the P-Bass inspired by the curves of the Fender Jazzmaster guitar.
The most significant change made to the Fender Precision bass in its long production life was the introduction, in 1957, of a “split microphone”, connected in the form of a humbucker.
This design worked like this: one of the microphones served the strings E and A, while the other used the strings D and G. This unusual arrangement combines a clean sound (simple coil type) with the noise reduction characteristic of the humbuckers. About 3 years ago Fender developed 3 electronic controls to control the volume and tone of this model.