About Whichbass – What’s it all about?
What is WhichBass?
WhichBass is a website built for beginners that wish to learn the electric bass guitar. As a beginner it is difficult to figure out which bass guitar will give you the best value for your money without overspending.
Once you have a bass guitar in mind (see the Squier Affinity Precision Jazz for our suggestion) what comes next is the amplifier and the strings and effects pedals.
All of this information can take time to learn on your own. On this site, we explain in plain layman terms what you need to know.
All pages are written with beginners in mind and provide the need to know starters for any new coming bass player.
If you’ve joined us later in your musical career, we cater for you too as our guides section has something for players of all skills and the blog and videos are updated regularly featuring news of all things bass guitar.
What is the Know Your Bass Player video series?
Know Your Bass Player is a video series produced by Alfie Williams. in each episode he looks at the gear, the styles and the techniques of the great bass players.
Researching, writing, performing and editing content is something Alfie strives to improve upon and this video series has helped him achieve this. “It’s great fun to to dissect your idols and figure out why they play like they do”. If you consider your self a gear nerd (like Alfie) and want to know all the little details of the best bass players.
Join us, each month where we look at a new bass player and figure out their secrets.
The current video schedule is about a month from the last release.
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How WhichBass began
WhichBass is written and maintained by Alfie Williams. Alfie enjoys making music and talking about all things musical, whether the music itself. Writing, producing and performing, the industry, the techniques or the trends. It’s what gets him up in the morning and is something he yearns to improve day after day.
Alfie started playing the bass back in the early 2000’s and worked as a sound engineer during that time. He had a lot of help in learning how to play and honing his stage craft through the years from these experiences. Writing this site for a new bass player helps Alfie understand from a different perspective and engage with like minded people who share this interest.
Where to begin?
Want to learn the bass? – Learn the bass guitar in 3 easy steps
If this is your first time stepping in the bass world then it is highly recommend that you visit Learn the bass guitar in 3 easy steps. This page has the run down in the correct order you should read through as a beginner.
Do you have a bass? – Bass Guitar Guides
Say you have a little bit more experience in the bass world and are expanding your options. You can benefit from the Bass Guitar Guides which has suggestions and ideas on how to expand your sound.
Learn more – WhichBass Blog
Finally, for all skill levels alike, there is the WhichBass blog. With new guides, updates and discussions from the bass world. Everyone will find something of interest in this section.
And for the audience – I want to hear from you
I want to share my experiences and help others learn from my musical successes and failures to reach your own goals. I want to debate and learn from others and what you’ve faced. If you have any questions I want to hear about them. What is it you find difficult with regards to the bass guitar or the musical industry?
There are plenty of ways to say hello, take your pick.
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