Some of your favorite bass players have spent a life time on the road and stage, so they know a thing or two about what makes an instrument sound its best. Signature model electric bass guitars are modeled to specific details of legendary performers, allowing you to take on their signature look and sound, while building a style all your own.
Signature model bass guitars are designed to replicate the instruments made famous by your favorite musicians. There is a lot the goes into making these basses distinct in sound and style. Tone wood plays an important role in crafting the sound of your bass guitar. Basically, different types of wood used in construction can dramatically change the tone of your bass. For example, the ESP Frank Bello Signature Electric Bass features a body crafted from alder, which provides a rich, yet balanced sound, while a bass guitar such as the Fender Marcus Miller Jazz Bass V features an ash body that helps deliver rich harmonic overtones. With basses constructed of mahogany, basswood, maple, and more, the choice will always come down to the personal preference of which bass sounds best to you.
Not only do these signature model electric bass guitars sound good, but they look amazing as well. There’s a reason these guitars stand out. From Mike Dirnt of Green Day’s Fender Roadworn Precision Bass, to the war ready ESP Signature Electric Bass of Slayer’s Tom Araya, these basses are certainly going to catch you eye. And, of course, it would be impossible to discuss eye-catching bass guitars without mentioning Gene Simmons’ Axe Electric Bass Guitar from Cort. This bass, designed for the legendary KISS performer, is shaped like a battle axe and sounds just as powerful. Whichever signature model electric bass you choose, you can be sure that you’re making a statement.
If a musician has been offered the opportunity to help build a signature model electric bass, you can rest assured that they are among the best at what they do. Whether you’re interested in rock music, blues, pop punk, heavy metal, or any other genre, there is a bass that will help give you the look and sound of your musical heroes.