​​​​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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6 KILLER Bass Effects [Boss Bass Katana Amp]

6 KILLER Bass Effects [Boss Katana Bass Amp]

I had been looking for a capable practice bass amp for a while when I learned that Boss were releasing the Katana bass amp. The guitar version has been popular for a while so I was excited to hear the news. Imagine my luck when a friend of mine with a Boss contact asked if I wanted

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15 Pro Bass Guitar Gear Tips

15 Pro Bass Guitar Gear Tips

These fifteen tips will help you whether you play on stage, in the studio, or practice shed. They range from technique tone tips to pedal and gear advice. Here are the tips you’ll find in the video below:The felt or foam mute is where it’s at!!!Angle your small amp upwards or raise itUse a wide strapLoop

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Discover 5 AMAZING Bass tones [in under 5 minutes]

Discover 5 AMAZING Bass tones [in under 5 minutes]

In this short bass lesson, you will learn how to instantly create five different bass guitar tones that you can use in all kinds of different musical genres.  You can vary your bass tone by using your fingers in different placements or using a plectrum, or even a foam mute. It will really revolutionise your

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The 5 Bass Gear Items I get asked about the MOST

The 5 Bass Gear Items I get asked about the MOST

Us bass players love bass guitar gear. I’m no different and you’re probably not either! The gear you invest in plays a big part in your tone; one of the most important aspects of bass playing. By the way, here are my four important ‘T’s of bass playing:ToneTimingTechniqueTasteAnyway, here are the five items of gear I

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Getting Different Tones From A MusicMan StingRay

Getting Different Tones From A MusicMan StingRay

For me, the three most classic bass guitar designs (and tones) come from the Fender Jazz, Fender Precision, and MusicMan StingRay. It’s probably no coincidence that Leo Fender had a huge say in all three basses… In this bass guitar tutorial, listen to the tones from a 1978 MusicMan StingRay as well as a more modern StingRay

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My Bass Practice Secret Weapon

My Bass Practice Secret Weapon

I’ve shared before about how I sometimes use an acoustic bass guitar to practise. It’s just so handy to have an instrument to hand and zero barrier to playing. No amps, cables, cases, or electrics to deal with… Just pick up and play! Well, this is my new tool – the Kala U Bass with roundwound strings. I

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