If you prefer your strings thick and your notes low, look no further than the bass guitar section of the Andertons blog! Interviews, articles and guides on all-things-bass-guitar – what more could you ask for?
The tone of your bass guitar is undoubtedly the result of a team effort; pickup types, string gauges, scale lengths and bridge designs are just a handful of things to consider. But arguably one of the biggest contributing factors is the choice of wood for the body, neck and fretboard, not least because they make up 90% of the construction of your guitar! Different combinations can yield different results, and while pickups, hardware and other components can be changed in time, tonewood stays put once it’s assembled. Different manufacturers tend to have their favoured wood choices, but in recent years the industry has seen a shift in trends. In this article we'll take a look at some of the most popular options available on the market today!
Metal guitar tone has evolved and changed massively over the past few decades. Single-coils, PAF-style humbuckers, and of course, the active EMG pickup have left their mark on the genre; so why are passive pickups making a comeback?