You can find discount bass guitars for beginners, budding musicians or as a perfect gift for an interested musician-in-the-making. Many younger people prefer bass guitars over acoustic ones as they are easier to play, maintain and people generally have more fun playing it. There are many brands, many types, and many accessories for the guitar. You must have an idea about these things so that you are able to distinguish between the genuinely needed features as per your requirement and overkill or extra things you won’t actually be using.
Choose the right bass guitar for yourself. This choice is made on the following aspects- body construction, electronics and budget. The way sound resonates through the body of the guitar determines the kind of tone that is produced by the instrument. A solid wood body, neck and fret board would ensure warm, solid tones. The guitars may have the sides and back made of laminate, not wood. Some musicians, like jazz players, prefer this kind of guitar as it produces a thin, clear sound.
Next thing that matters is the electronics involved in building the guitar. The pick-ups have a large impact on a guitar’s sound- these are small microphones that sit just beneath the strings. The best choice for a beginner is to buy a guitar with multiple pick-ups.
Budget is the ultimate deciding factor. The bass guitars may start from 40 and the price may go up to several thousand dollars in case of high-end guitars. At the higher end are brand names that are very costly, with the same quality as provided by middle-range priced guitar. Many branded guitar manufacturers like Fender, Ibanez, Jackson etc. produce reasonably priced beginners’ guitars that are of good quality. They may last for years. Instead of settling for discount bass guitars by an unknown maker, it is definitely better to go in for a branded one in the lower range.
Many of us even don’t know that the bass guitar does not produce sound in itself; the sound that we hear comes from the guitar amplifier. Thus, the quality of amplifier is as important as the quality of the guitar itself. Discount bass guitars may start sounding great if connected to a good quality amplifier. This situation can be reversed as well, when a high priced guitar sounds ordinary, even bad if connected to a low grade amplifier. The power, effects, distortion and features of the amplifier are some factors that decide which amplifier is best for you. As a beginner. It is a good idea to go for hybrid amplifiers, where you get power of a solid-state amp and tone of a tube amp.