5 String Bass Guitars

Brought to commercial success and popularity in the 1950s by Leo Fender, the bass guitar replaced the double bass as the tonal foundation of almost all pop music. Ironically, the Broadkaster Bass looked somewhat like a Fender Bass, but for its two-on-a-side headstock. When suspended, it dips its nose down into a feeding posture which often infuriates following bass to strike. I used this set-up to win the Bassmaster Elite on Lake Toho, Florida in March, 2008.

The VG article is about a new boxed set of Orbison’s recordings, however it devotes a couple of sentences to one of Roy’s most unique guitars I have seen pictures of this guitar many times and never paid much attention to it. At first glance, it appeared to be a typical 1960’s Gretsch guitar.bass

The word bass has two main meanings with separate pronunciations — bass with a high vowel sound (like base) …