Watch the String Names online guitar lesson by Stu Hamm from Learn Bass 1: First Steps for Beginners
Let's get to know the bass. This is a 4-string bass - many people these days will play a 5-string or 6-string bass, but let's start here. Let's talk about the names of the strings. The E string is first, or the 1 string or the low string. The next string up the neck is the A string, or the second string. Next, we have the D string, which is the third string. Finally, we have the top string, which is the G string or fourth string.