Crescent Electric Bass Guitar Overview: Pros and Cons

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.

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1Crescent Electric Bass Guitar 9.8 pounds34″1

2Fender Precision Bass 12.3 pounds30″2

3Fender Jazz Bass 8.5 pounds34″3

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Crescent Electric Bass Guitar
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Weight 9.8 pounds
Scale length34″
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Fender Precision Bass
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Weight12.3 pounds
Scale length30″
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Fender Jazz Bass
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Weight8.5 pounds
Scale length34″
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Crescent Electric Bass Guitar Review

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.


Bought this in December 2016 for my first bass. Worked great for learning and finding out if bass guitar was for me. Even after over a years worth of use its still fun to play and works great. It’s really cheap and made from Chinese parts but its super light weight and has its own unique tone compared to my other basses. Anthony

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.

Pros
Good choice for beginning guitarists
Cheap price
A wide range of accessories (a strap, an amplifier and a tuner)
Lightweight
Cons
the cheap, plastic case that came with the guitar
The strap quality is very poor
Cannot be played acoustically

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.

Our recommendations

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.


For $65 I was expecting a much crappier instrument. Some reviewers complained about how hard it was to set up – I had no issue at all. I plugged it into the tuner, tuned it, and started playing. I have had to make very few tuning adjustments since then. There is a little more buzzing and rattling than you might get from a professional instrument, but I’m not a pro and I don’t really care. It is plenty good enough for a starting instrument for hobby musician. I would definitely recommend this for anyone that is starting out or as a gift for a teen. Also, I ordered this right before Christmas and it arrived within a week, before scheduled delivery. P. Price

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…

Fender Precision Bass

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.

Pros
Graduated neck feels nice
Fender’s noiseless pickups sound fantastic
Sweet, solo-bass tone
The setting gaves everything you needed for solid rock tone
Cons
The price will seem hefty to some

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”.


Fender Jazz Bass

The Fender Jazz Bass began to be manufactured a decade after the P-Bass inspired by the curves of the Fender Jazzmaster guitar.

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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.

Pros
High quality
The sound is bright
Sweet, solo-bass tone
The neck is slim and fast
Cons
It doesn’t come cheap

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.

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3 Responses

  1. Lisbeth
    I chose the instrument carefully, weighed the pros and cons. And at the end of my wanderings on shops of musical instruments, my choice fell on this guitar. I liked it outwardly: the form is very remarkable, and that coloring looks cool. Its sound is very cool.
  2. Frank
    The guitar is suitable for any unsophisticated bass player, especially if you need an inexpensive acoustic bass, in principle a very good instrument with good sound. The instrument is quite comfortable in the hands.
  3. Ayden
    Sounds massive, impressive. For a cost of anything from a six-string bass not even close to met. Ah and for 30 far not every tool will give such a might. Because that sounds a serious expensive bass.

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