You'll hear the expression "bass tone is all in the hands" a lot if you're a bass player.
I actually don't think that's entirely true and I've made a couple of lessons explaining that further:
- 1 Bass 9 Different Tones!
- 12 Famous Bass Tones, 1 Cheap Bass Effects Pedal (Zoom B3N)
- 10 Tips For Superior Bass Tone
However, there is an awful lot you can change tone-wise with your plucking hand.
That's what this lesson is all about.
The examples from the lesson come from my book Complete Fingerstyle Bass Technique. The book is a comprehensive guide on bass technique (pretty much everything just not slap or plectrum - those will need separate books!).
More Bass Guitar Tone/Gear Lessons
Make sure you check out some of these lessons for loads more tips on how you can get great sounds from your bass (and hands...). Here's a link again to Complete Fingerstyle Bass Technique.