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The Bass Guitar (ベースギター Bēsu Gitā), also known as Electric Bass, or simply Bass, is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.


The bass is played quite similarly to a guitar. The neck and fretboard are held in the left hand, and the strings are plucked with the right. Its strings are plucked by either the player's finger and thumb, or a pick. Basses are typically not strummed like the guitar. Its strings are tuned identically to that of the double bass.

The bass guitar is normally inaudible when playing in a group, and thus needs to be connected to an amplifier through a patch cord to compete with other instruments.

Generally, someone who plays the double bass or guitar can pick up a bass guitar with moderate ease, as many techniques carry over.


Bass guitars are staple members of jazz and rock bands. Often, their parts are expected to be improvised by the player, rather than having a traditional part. Bass guitars can be found in many modern concert bands, especially for pieces which are arrangements of popular music. The general preference, however, is the double bass. However, in marching band front ensembles, bass guitars are favoured. Bass guitars are rarely, if ever, included in symphony orchestras.

As portrayed in Hibike! Euphonium[]

Sapphire Kawashima, who normally plays contrabass, played bass guitar in Takarajima at the station concert and a festival concert in episode 6.


  • Sapphire's bass guitar is based on Yamaha BB-424 model (current model is Yamaha BB-434).[1]
  • Natsuki's bass guitar is based on Yamaha PACIFICA 112V model.[1]


See also[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Okaeri Ongaku. Hibike! Euphonium Kitauji Koukou Suisougakubu Shiyou Gakki Shoukai (Japanese). Yamaha. Retrieved on September 15, 2021.