Watch the Parts of the Bass online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Stu Hamm U: Bass Basics

The first video in this course is a basic overview of the parts of the bass guitar and their functions. It’s very important to get to know your bass inside and out, much as a marine is able to take apart and put his rifle back together in the dark! I’ll guide you through the functions of the various parts of the head stock (the tuning pegs and the nut) and the neck (frets and the difference between a fretted and fretless bass). Then we’ll talk about the body and pick-ups and controls. Get to know your Bass! Be good to it, and it will be good to you!