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Uploaded: December 16, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: December 18, 2008
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Well I personally think it is time to move away from the whole salt water animal thing what do you think? Yeah, I think so. For my last tutorial of the day I will be showing you how to draw a bass guitar step by step. Now I didn’t do any particular brand of bass guitar because I wanted to leave it real basic and easy so that anyone could tackle this tutorial. As you know bass guitars are used in almost every rock, metal, blues, alternative, and thrash metal bands as well as some pop, country and hip hop music. A bass guitar looks and plays like a regular guitar except it is heavier, and the strings are thicker. When playing a bass you normally use your fingers and or thumbs like you’re plucking something on a string. Now don’t get me wrong you could also use a pick as well but to me some one that uses a pick is usually a good bassist but not great. Now a great bass guitarist to me was Cliff Burton from Metallica back in the eighties. He could rip a bass apart with the way he played I swear. When Cliff’s fingers touched the strings they were so fast that you can’t even tell which cords he is playing by sight. Go to Youtube and type in Cliff Burton and just watch him play the bass; I guarantee you will be amazed. Anyway the first bass guitar was created back in the early thirties by a guy named Paul Tutmarc from Seattle Washington. He is the one that invented the very first electric bass string instrument that included frets and it was also made to be held and played in a horizontal position. A standard bass guitar has four strings and they are longer and give off a nice soft smooth sound. Not all bass guitars come fretted; there are manufactured basses that come with or without frets. Another cool bass guitarist is Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and his style of playing is called a percussive slapping technique. I love music and I love guitars even if they are electric bass ones. My dad plays guitar so does my uncle and I enjoy listening to them play very much. This tutorial will show you how to draw a bass guitar step by step. The instructions will show you how easy it is to tackle this lesson. I will be back tomorrow with more drawing fun so stay tuned.

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how to draw a bass guitar

How to Draw a Bass Guitar

how to draw a bass guitar step 1

STEP 1.

Okay lets start this step by drawing out the guidelines and shapes for the bass guitar. You will first draw a narrow rectangular shape for the neck of the guitar and then draw out the head stock shape. You will then draw out the guidelines for the body and then then draw three horizontal lines going across the body.
 
how to draw a bass guitar step 2

STEP 2.

Okay now in this second step you will start by drawing out the tuning keys and then the actual shape of the body of the bass guitar. Once that is done you can draw out the three rectangle shapes for the pick ups and then you can move onto the next step.
 
how to draw a bass guitar step 3

STEP 3.

Well you have made it to your third step and what you will do here is draw four straight strings and then five knobs on the lower right side of the basses body. Once that is done draw out the string guides which is the small circle shapes that the strings get threaded threw on the tuning keys.
 
how to draw a bass guitar step 4

STEP 4.

This is your last drawing step and what you will do now is draw out 25 fret lines going down the neck of the bass guitar. Once that is done detail the pick-ups and then start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a bass guitar step 5

STEP 5.

Once your done your bass guitar should look like this when you are done. All you have to do now is color it in and your set. You have learned how to draw a bass guitar step by step. I hope you had fun with this awesome lesson and keep your eyes open for more to come.