​​​​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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12 Famous Bass Tones, 1 Cheap Bass Effects Pedal (Zoom B3N)

12 Famous Bass Tones, 1 Cheap Bass Effects Pedal (Zoom B3N)

You should know how to create different tones just using your hands. In fact, here’s a lesson just on that: How To Get Different Tones On A Bass Guitar Using Just Your Hands If you want a variety of rock, metal, pop, and other modern (and classic) tones, you’ll need some effects. I just got a Zoom

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Totally Portable Remote Session Bass Guitar Rig

Totally Portable Remote Session Bass Guitar Rig

We live in incredible times. I write this post whilst holed up in a Singapore hotel room on compulsory quarantine. I’m not allowed to step out of the room and if I do it’s a possible prison sentence and large fine! All in the name of curbing Covid so I’m all for it. But this presented

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1968 Fender Precision vs Warmoth P Bass (1)

1968 Fender Precision vs Warmoth P Bass

I’m lucky to own a 1968 Fender Precision bass. It’s one of the holy grails of bass tone and has been heard on countless albums over the decades. James Jamerson perhaps, did more than anyone to popularise the P bass tone: thick, punchy, and prominent in any mix. One thing I’d always wanted to do was

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Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass (Justin Meldal-Johnsen) – Fingers:Plectrum:Slap:Effects

Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass (Justin Meldal-Johnsen) – Fingers/Plectrum/Slap/Effects

The Fender Mustang is the unsung hero of the Fender bass range. Everyone knows about its more celebrated siblings; the Jazz and the Precision. But not enough people know that this bass packs a huge punch. Don’t be fooled by its diminutive size, this 30 inch short scale bass sounds every bit as mighty as

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Blender Pedal On Bass Guitar (With A Rat Fuzz Pedal)

Blender Pedal On Bass Guitar (With A Rat Fuzz Pedal)

Using a blender pedal with an old pedal or one that does not have a blend knob can really help retain your low end. Don’t forget that this is one of your main considerations. Watch the video below for a few different settings with this great Pro Co The Rat pedal. Related video: How To Put

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Bass Guitar Effects Tip Use A Looper Pedal

Bass Guitar Effects Tip: Use A Looper Pedal

Putting together a bass guitar pedalboard is fun and – these days – bass players are required to make all kinds of weird and wonderful noises from effects pedals. The problem is that going through pedals degrades your tone; especially the low end. One of the bass player’s roles is to provide the bottom for

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