The acoustic bass guitar is a low pitched, four string, hollow body instrument, averaging about 127 cm in length. The strings are generally wound metal wire.
It is played by fingering the fretboard and plucking or strumming the strings with a plectrum, finger pick or bare fingers.
When you borrow an acoustic bass from RPL, you will receive it in a case to protect it. You will also receive a strap, a pick and a tuner.
An instrument in good condition makes better music. Please see our Care and Respect video below, to learn how to take care of the bass while you have it.
Never played before? No problem! You can also access free step-by-step video lessons for a variety of instruments through our digital services:
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Instrument photos courtesy of Vancouver Public Library