On this page we list the best metal bassists of all time. We’ve included metal and hard rock bassists from a variety of styles, together with videos and recommended recordings, so you can check out their playing for yourself.
What Is the Best Bass for Metal? What makes a good metal bass? On this page we identify that features you should look out for in a metal bass, and suggest specific basses for you to check out!
A list of the best bass players of all time. The list below contains some of the best bassists from many different musical styles and eras. It includes bass guitar pioneers, melodic masters and technical giants. Who did we choose? Read on to find out…
Types of bass guitar include the standard, 4-string solid-body electric bass, bass guitars with 5 or more strings, active and passive basses, acoustic basses and fretless basses. There are also different types of standard bass guitars, including the iconic p-bass and j-bass guitars; short-scale basses for smaller player, and basses styled for particular musical genres.
On this page you’ll find information on the different types of bass guitar, with examples of each…
Jazz Bass vs Precision Bass: what is best for you and your style of playing? What is the difference between P bass and J bass? On this page you’ll find a complete guide to Fender’s iconic bass guitars.
A single bass guitar scale is often represented with multiple diagrams. Why is this? Do you need to learn more than one pattern in order to play a scale on the bass guitar?
Many bass guitar scale books (including our own Bass Scales, Chords and Arpeggios Book) use fretboard patterns / diagrams to represent bass scales, and often provide more than one pattern per scale.
On this page we explain why there is often more than one bass scale pattern for a scale, and what those extra patterns are for…
Discover how to play blues scales on your bass guitar. Blues scale bass TAB, patterns and notation: play blues scales in every key.
Discover how to play major scales on your bass guitar. Major scale bass TAB, patterns and notation: play major scales in every key.
Pentatonic scale bass TAB and patterns: learn how to play pentatonic scales on bass guitar.
On this page you’ll find a useful bass scales chart with patterns for three of the most commonly-used bass guitar scales.