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Bass Guitar:

Players primarily use their fingers or a pick to play bass guitars, which are essential in various music genres. Most of them have four strings, although five and six-string versions are common. These instruments feature longer necks and thicker strings compared to regular guitars, resulting in deeper tones.


Manufacturers typically craft bass guitars with solid wood bodies, often using maple, mahogany, or ash for durability and resonance. The neck, usually made from maple or mahogany, holds the fretboard, commonly constructed of rosewood or maple. Strings attach to tuning pegs at the headstock and secure at the bridge, transferring vibrations to the body.


Various factors influence the sound of a bass guitar, including wood type, pickups, and amplifiers. Pickups, typically magnetic, capture string vibrations and convert them into electrical signals, which amplifiers then project through speakers. Different pickup configurations, such as single-coil and humbucker, offer distinct tonal characteristics, enabling musicians to explore a wide range of sounds.


Bass guitars are available in diverse styles and designs to accommodate different musical preferences and playing techniques. From traditional solid-body designs to modern ergonomic shapes, there’s a bass guitar suited for every player. Additionally, specialized ones, such as fretless and acoustic-electric models, cater to specific playing styles and genres, providing versatility and sonic exploration.

Visit the Music Gallery:

Discover musical instruments and accessories at the Music Gallery. Our collection showcases a wide selection of all kinds of products. Whether you’re a pro or a beginner, our showroom has the products selected for their great condition and musical appeal. Come to our music store in West Vancouver to experience these items yourself.

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Music Gallery & Academy is a music store & school in West Vancouver. 

Our team is passionate about all things music-related! Each staff member is dedicated to offering the best services and advice on anything in the store with in-depth knowledge of each instrument that comes into our showroom.

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1468 Marine Dr. West Vancouver BC, V7T1B7
Retail Store Hours:
Everyday 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Everyday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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