​​​​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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Acoustic Bass Guitar- What Does It Sound Like & When Would You Use One?

Acoustic Bass Guitar – What Does It Sound Like & When Would You Use One?

In my opinion, an acoustic bass guitar is an incredibly niche instrument when it comes to gigging and recording. Many a bass player has one gathering dust in the corner of their practice room but it’s a great instrument! In nearly 20 years as a working bassist, I’ve probably used an acoustic bass guitar once,

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1 Bass 9 Different Tones!

1 Bass 9 Different Tones!

There are annoyingly loud renovations going on above my studio today so you’ll be glad to know there’s no talking. Just nine different bass tones from one bass, a bunch of different techniques, and some effects and amp simulations. My Ibanez has one Fender Precision style pickup and one Jazz style. Find out more about

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The 4 Basses I Use The Most (Out Of 19!)

The 4 Basses I Use The Most (Out Of 19!)

When I’m not creating bass lessons for YouTube and this website, my day job is professional bass player. I have been a working bassist for seventeen years (give or take a pandemic) and have been actively recording remotely online for over ten years. I’ve recorded over one thousand tracks remotely and, coupled with the live work,

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My Cheapest & My Most Expensive Basses! Which One's Better??

My Cheapest & My Most Expensive Basses! Which One’s Better??

Cheap basses sound amazing if you get them setup well, put a good set of strings on and modify them (if you need to). However, nothing beats a vintage Fender! Or does it? This is just a little bit of fun, me showing you my cheapest and most expensive basses. In my opinion, they’re two different beasts

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Part 2 - 1982 MODIFIED Ibanez Roadstar (Great Bass, Great Sound!)

Part 2 – 1982 MODIFIED Ibanez Roadstar (Great Bass, Great Sound!)

A while ago, I bought a 1982 Ibanez Roadstar bass on something of an impulse. It played so well and felt so good (and was cheap – around £330) I had to have it. I’m glad I did, as it’s now probably my favourite bass out of all the ones I own, including vintage Fenders

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1982 Ibanez Roadster PRE MODIFICATION (Great Bass, Terrible Sound!)

1982 Ibanez Roadster PRE MODIFICATION (Great Bass, Terrible Sound!)

When you buy a bass you shouldn’t be swayed by looks. Play the thing and if you love it then that’s the one. I don’t particularly like the look of this 1982 Ibanez Roadster bass guitar but I fell in love with it after playing it in the shop. View this post on Instagram A

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