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Beginner's Bass Guitar Guide

Beginner's Gear Guides: Bass

Ready to start playing electric bass? Start building your first rig here.

Picking out a bass setup can be a daunting experience for a first-time player. We've put together this guide to help you find everything you need, from entry-level basses and amps to must-have practice accessories.

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All-in-one Bass Kits
Outfit your first bass rig in one simple step! All-in-one bass kits are the easiest, most convenient way to start learning how to play bass. Each of these electric bass packs gives you a bass, an amp, and a selection of accessories in a single affordable package with everything you need to get started.
Cables, Tuners, and Picks: Must-Have Accessories
There are a few simple accessories that no budding bassist should be without. A reliable cable is essential to connect your bass to its amp. For new players, a simple tuner can save hours of agony while practicing. And while many bass traditionalists dismiss the use of picks, a pack of heavy-gauge picks can be extremely helpful for novice players.
Bass Strings, Gig Bags, and More Useful Tools
Round out your bass setup with other useful tools and gear. Every bassist breaks a string from time to time, so it's always a good idea to have some extra packs lying around. A basic gig bag and guitar stand are great ways to help keep your bass in pristine condition.