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Jason Newsted Bass Rig Rundown – Know Your Bass Player

Welcome back to our fourth episode of Know Your Bass Player and today we’re talking the Jason Newsted Bass Rig Rundown formerly of Metallica. Jason contributed to the core years of Metallica after much growing pain. When he eventually was given creative space and created such fan favourites such as “My Friend of Misery, “King…




Velvet Revolver Bass Rig Rundown from Duff Mckagan – Know Your Bass Player (3/3)

Welcome back to the final installation of the Duff Mckagan Bass rig series. The associated acts that followed Duff after Guns N’ Roses deserved it’s own post, where we can provide more detail. Duff’s Velvet Revolver bass rig originally used elements from Guns N’ Roses but soon took a change following many new line ups….




Duff Mckagan Amplifier Rig – Know Your Bass Player (2/3)

Today we are discussing the Duff Mckagan amplifier rig, which was used throughout Guns N’ Roses and associated acts. His amplifiers have steadily increased in size and power and we’ll go through them all. Additionally in this post, we cover his strings and effects pedals. Both of which are used to create the shimmering harmonious…




Duff Mckagan Bass Rig Rundown – Know Your Bass Player (part 1/3)

In this rig rundown of Know Your Bass Player we’re talking the pancreas exploding bassist of Guns N’ Roses. Duff Mckagan has been rocking the world since the late 80’s and given the world a brilliant driving tone to enjoy. without further ado, this is the Duff Mckagan bass rig rundown.   Did you watch…




Flea’s Amplifier rig and effects its Know Your Bass Player part 2

Flea’s amplifiers, effects, strings and techniques its Know Your Bass Player part 2 Alright! Welcome back, It’s part 2 of Flea’s episode of Know Your Bass Player. Continuing where last episode left off, we’re starting with Flea’s amplifiers rig. Going through to strings, miscellaneous gear and finishing with technique. If you’ve missed part 1 of…




Flea’s Bass Rig Rundown – Know Your Bass Player

Flea and The Red Hot Chili Peppers The second episode of Know Your Bass Player brings you Flea From the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Flea – real name Michael Peter Balzary created the RHCP in 1983 with class mate Anthony Kiedis. The two have been inseparable since and crafted a carer spanning 11 studio albums…




Steve Harris Bass Rig Rundown – Know Your Bass Player

Steve Harris Bass Rig Rundown – Know Your Bass Player In this episode of Know Your Bass Player we discuss the bass rig rundown of Steve Harris from Iron Maiden. Steve Harris is renowned for being the mover and shaker of all things Iron Maiden. One of the starting members of the band, he’s been with…




Bass guitar parts – Introduction to your bass

Bass guitar parts series Say that you are new to the world of the bass guitar. You want to start but you’re not sure about all these terms and jargon. “What does this do? Is it important?” etc.  In this Bass Guitar Parts series. We introduce you the hardware that matters the most. This information…



Read bass tabs in minutes – Beginners how to read Tablature

How to read bass tabs Classical scores are a beautiful method of reading and writing music. It has been for hundreds of years. It is though greatly time consuming and takes deliberate practice to maintain and perfect. A revolutionary alternative today is the Tablature (bass tab). Today we show you how to read bass tabs. We…



4 string vs 5 string bass – How many strings should I have?

4 string vs 5 string bass for beginners Do I need a 5 string bass? For all intensive purposes, a four string bass will perform just fine without a fifth string. Beginners will ask whether they need a five string bass at the start of their journey. The answer is no. You don’t need one. Five string basses…