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Top 5 Bass Compressor Pedals

One of the first pedals a bass player needs is a good compressor. In this guide we give an overview of the effect, explain why it should be part of a bassist’s rig, and make recommendations for 5 of the best bass compressor pedals out there today.

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Last updated July 2019

6 Best Bass Distortion Pedals

Distortion is ubiquitous in rock and heavier genres like metal. In fact, if you are in search of a bass tone like legendary bands Black Sabbath, Motörhead, and other hard rock and roll hall of famers, you’re pretty much guaranteed to want to invest in a the best bass distortion pedal you can. Here, we review some of the most proven bass distortion pedals.

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Last updated September 2019

5 Best Bass Strings: Choice Wires to Bring the Bass

If you’re all about that bass (and prefer a lack of treble) odds are you’ve wondered about the different types of bass guitar strings. It’s a bit hard to know what you should be using when there’s so many different types of bass string on the market that most people couldn’t even name all the brands, let alone the different lines or varients. But if you’ve ever had a hard time figuring out how to choose the best bass guitar strings, you’ve come to the right place. This article will give you all the information that you need in order to make an informed purchase, as well as give you five great recommendations to aid you in your search.

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Last updated July 2019

Buyers Guide: Best Bass Guitar for Beginners

We take a look at the best bass guitars. From legendary iconic basses to beginner friendly options, we'll help you decide the best bass for you and talk about what to consider when choosing your first bass guitar.

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Last updated July 2019

5 Best Bass Amplifiers

Bass amps are a fundamental aspect of any bassist’s sound. Guitars generally get the spotlight, but your choice in bass amplifier has just as much (if not more) of an impact on your sound. Because of the amount of amplifiers available it can be difficult to find the amplifier that’s the best fit for your needs, budget, and preferences. If you’ve come to this article to learn what factors influence the sound and capabilities of a bass amp, you’ve come to the right place.

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Last updated July 2019

3 Best Online Bass Guitar Lessons

There’s this commonly cited mistruth that some of the best musicians in the world never received any lessons, and/or that they didn’t have any knowledge of music theory. The truth is more that they learned their instrument the hard way. Music theory is basically the science behind manipulating your instrument to get the sound you want. So anyone who can routinely play good sounding music has at least some knowledge of music theory, even if they don’t know the terminology behind what it is they’re doing. Rather than learning through trial and error, take advantage of the opportunities musicians in the internet age have available to them. Online bass lessons are a great way to get a foundational knowledge of your instrument, and they’re easily accessible by almost everyone in the world.

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Last updated October 2019

5 Best Bass Preamps

The bass guitar has a world of options when it comes to tone shaping, and finding the best bass preamp for your needs will help you explore new tones. This article will help you decide what features you need and will review the best bass preamps on the market.

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Last updated July 2019