​​​​Bass Gear & Tone Tips

Tone does come from the hands but it also has a lot to do with your gear. These lessons contain bass guitar gear reviews, tips, and advice on how to find the tone you love.

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How To Get A Great Rock Bass Tone

How To Get A Great Rock Bass Tone

Strings, technique, plectrums, amps, pedals. They all play a huge part in tone and that’s especially true of rock bass. When I researched my soul bass book, it was evident that most of that bass tone was down to the dark textures created by flatwounds plus a Fender Precision bass. Rock bass players tend to go the

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What Can Soul/RnB/Motown Bass Playing Teach You?

What Can Soul/RnB/Motown Bass Playing Teach You?

Whilst writing my book RnB, Soul & Motown Style Basslines, I noticed three areas that really help in ALL bass playing situations. I’ll show you them in this lesson.The three areas are:How to get a great bass tone that sits in a band setting brilliantlyPlaying with feel, groove, and making people nod their heads!Simple patterns

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How To Get A Soul/Motown/RnB Bass Guitar Tone

How To Get A Soul/Motown/RnB Bass Guitar Tone

The soul bass players of the 1960s onwards created some of the greatest bass lines on songs that are still revered to this days. They did that pretty much exclusively using Fender basses – mostly the Precision bass and sometimes a Jazz. Watch this video to learn how you can easily emulate soul, Motown, and RnB bass

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How To Play Bass (A Bit...) Like Bernard Edwards

How To Play Bass (A Bit…) Like Bernard Edwards

Want to be able to play bass like Bernard Edwards? I don’t blame you. He’s without doubt one of the greatest and most influential bass player of all time. In this bass tutorial, I’ll show you:Bernard’s gear and how to get his toneHis playing styleWhat techniques he favouredHow to develop a world class groove  Bernard Edwards

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How To Record World Class Bass Tone! (Home Studio)

How To Record World Class Bass Tone (Home Studio)

I get lots of questions about bass gear and recording and – especially – EQ and compression. My setup is really simple and I’ll show you it to you in this bass tutorial. Hopefully this will give you some ideas to use on your tone quest! The Essence Of Great Bass ToneThe following is what I

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Learn To Play Taxman by The Beatles (Paul McCartney - Easy Bass Lesson)

Learn To Play Taxman by The Beatles (Paul McCartney – Easy Bass Lesson)

In this bass guitar lesson, I breakdown and teach Taxman by The Beatles, played by the legendary Paul McCartney. He’s known for his weaving melodic bass lines but this one is very much riff-based, with a fairly simple pattern being moved around different roots. Scroll down for the PDF chord chart. Taxman Bass ChartI’ll often put

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