Jazz bass for beginners

26th Feb 2014 | 17:52

Jazz bass for beginners

There's perhaps more scope for experimentation in jazz music than any other genre, and bass guitar can play anything from a supportive role through to lead.

BASS EXPO 2014: In jazz, the bass can be one of support right through to a lead instrument. The genre is also extremely far-reaching in turns of tones. Check out the video about to see Matt running over the basics.

Throughout this video series, tutor Matt Mead is playing a Cort Artisan B4 20th bass guitar through a Hartke Kickback 15 combo amp.

The B4 bass features Bartolini MK-1 Pickups and MK-1 EQ, complimenting the natural tone of the mahogany or swamp ash body. And thanks to Hipshot Lic. Tuners, tuning accuracy and stability is exactly what you'll get on the stylish, versatile, and affordable B4 bass.

Hartke's Kickback 15 combo amp houses the revolutionary Two-Way (upright and tilt back) cabinet design, plus a custom Hartke 15-inch aluminum cone driver, the unique Shape control for accurate tone shaping, a three-band EQ, passive/active input jack, and balanced XLR Out.

An experienced bassist and teacher, Mead is currently playing bass guitar with fast-rising UK rockers Empire.

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