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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Bass_guitarBass guitar - Wikipedia

    The bass guitar, electric bass or simply bass, is the lowest-pitched member of the guitar family. It is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric or an acoustic guitar , but with a longer neck and scale length , and typically four to six strings or courses .

  2. The standard design for the electric bass guitar has four strings, tuned E, A, D and G, in fourths such that the open highest string, G, is an eleventh (an octave and a fourth) below middle C, making the tuning of all four strings the same as that of the double bass (E 1 –A 1 –D 2 –G 2).

  3. Bass guitars are designed to make a low bass rhythm. A special electric folding travel guitar called the Foldaxe (briefly manufactured by Hoyer in 1977) was invented for Chet Atkins (in Atkins' book "Me and My Guitars") by inventor and guitarist Roger Field, featuring a built-in way to keep the string tension and tuning the same even when ...

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