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Beginners bass guitar guides
Once you know Which Bass to buy you will need to know a few other things in the world of Bass Guitars. Such as which amplifier is best for me?” or “what strings should I buy?”. The beginners bass guitar guides on this page will cover everything you need to know about equipment and getting the most out of your instrument.
New guides will be added expanding on the world of the bass guitar. The Which Bass Blog is also a good place to visit to read practical tips and opinion pieces.
New players – Learn the bass in 3 easy steps
What do you need to learn the bass guitar? Find out in dead simple guide for beginners.
There are an endless number of basses on the market and on this site we suggest to beginners to look at the following
- Squier Precision Jazz Affinity
- Bass guitar starter packs
- Signature bass guitars
- Precision vs Jazz bass – Whats the difference?
Amplifiers come in all shapes and sizes and the guides below will help you find the best amplifier for your needs. The beginners amplifier guide is the best place to start.
Bass guitar features guide
Our Bass Guitar Feature series takes a deep look to specific areas of the bass industry. We break it down a topic into manageable pieces. Opening the door to exploration of new ideas.
- Beginners bass amplifier guide – Which one should I buy?
- Bass pickups explained – A guide to pickup types
- Let’s talk about bass frets – What do I need to know?
- Bass guitar wood – The body, neck and fretboard
- Bass guitar strings – Construction, sound and genre
- Bass guitar parts – Introduction to your bass
Know Your Bass Player YouTube series
In this WhichBass YouTube series we explore the gear, the style and the techniques of the great bass players out there. Each episode goes through a well known bass player going through which basses they’ve used in their career, their amplifiers and all other gear. It also gives you a crash course in the technique that they are known for.
- Steve Harris Bass Rig – “Know Your Bass Player”
- Flea’s Bass Rig – “Know Your Bass Player” (1/2)
- Flea’s Amplifier rig and effects pedals – “Know Your Bass Player” (2/3)
- Duff Mckagan Bass Rig – Know Your Bass Player (part 1/3)
- Duff Mckagan Amplifier Rig – Know Your Bass Player (2/3)
- Velvet Revolver Bass Rig from Duff Mckagan – Know Your Bass Player (3/3)
- Jason Newsted Bass Rig – Know Your Bass Player
- Geezer Butler Bass Rig – “Know Your Bass Player” (1/3)
- Geezer Butler Amplifier Rig – “Know Your Bass Player” (2/3)
- Geezer Butler Bass Rack Rig – Bonus Content – “Know Your Bass Player” (3/3)
Here you will find guides that don’t fit specifically to any category or belong to a feature posts section.
Bass effects pedals guide
The complicated world of bass effects guitar pedals can be overwhelming. WhichBass explains the types, how they work and how to utilise the features that every bassist should know.
Recording bass guitar
The recording studio has many challenges and one of which is recording the bass. There are many variables when it comes to recording as the guide will outline.
- GHOST B.C – Rats Bass Tab by Alfie Williams
- Justin Chancellor’s Amplifier and Effects pedals – TOOL (2/2)
- Justin Chancellor Bass Rig – TOOL “Know Your Bass Player” (1/2)
- Cliff Burton’s Effects Pedals – Metallica – “Know Your Bass Player” (2/2)
- Cliff Burton Bass Rig – Metallica – “Know Your Bass Player (1/2)