Guitar, bass

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The Bass Guitar is lower in pitch than the electric guitar on which it is based. It was designed to provide double bass players with a portable, fretted instrument which could be amplified and easily played. The bass guitar has two important roles in a band : it plays bass notes to support the melody, and, along with the drums, it provides a rhythmic pulse that drives the band along.

Pitch range
Three octaves.
A mixture of wood, metal, and plastics.
About 3 ft 8 in (1.10 m) long.
The bass guitar was invented by an American, Leo Fender, and first marketed in 1951. It was soon very popular with country and western players.
Chordophone: an instrument that produces its sound by the vibration of strings.
And also...
As well as playing different notes on the bass guitar, you can change the sound by playing it through amplifiers, fuzz boxes, echo units, and a variety of other gadgets.

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