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Its just mainly to keep a beat.
Yes, but its true. Only a few times can you actually HEAR the bass and let alone let it have a good rythm, its possible, but I see it very rarely
Is an electrical stringed instrument with 4 strings a guitar? Or a banjo, violin, viola, etc.?
wasn't it Adolf Rickenbacker?
I never heard of him.
But... back to the original question.No-one really knows who invented the electric guitar. Adolf Rickenbacker was the self-proclaimed "Father of the electric guitar", but there are others who also lay claim to having invented it.George Beauchamp was a guitarist who played Hawaiian music. He is said to have made the first electric guitar on his dining room table.Lloyd Loar, who worked for Gibson, developed a pickup as early as 1923. This type of pickup was used on the first commercially advertised electric guitar which was made by Stromberg-Voisinet in 1929. In 1933 Loar himself began marketing electric guitars under the Vivi-Tone label.Les Paul began experimenting with electrical amplification of guitars in 1929.Rickenbacker made the first commercially viable electric guitar. The company was founded by George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker. This guitar was an electro-Hawaiian guitar that resembled a banjo with its round body (it was named The Frying Pan). The pickup, made by Beauchamp, consisted of 2 U magnets placed together to form an oval with the strings running through the middle. The coil was placed under the strings.