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.
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.
Just like any other instrument, the bass guitar has a world of options when it comes to tone shaping. The instrument is so widespread that it’s a fixture in the majority of Western music, the electric bass guitar especially. Because of this, bass guitarists need to have a variety of tonal shaping abilities in order to create a tone that works well for whatever genre they’re playing at the time.
With that being said, many beginning bass guitarists are ignorant of one of the most useful pedals that they can add into their arsenal: the bass preamp. So if you don’t know what a bass preamp is or when you’ll need one, or you do already know but you’re just looking for a few tips on what to look for, you’ve come to the right place. This article will give you all the information that you need to figure out how to select the best bass preamp for your needs. Even better, at the end of the article we’ll give you a few great recommendations to help aid you in your search.
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.
As always, our pedals are chosen by both personal experience and research on the part of the author. We try to make sure that we find an option that’s applicable to everyone, which is why we recommend both high-end boutique equipment as well as cheaper options at the end of every article.
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.