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Bass pickups explained – A guide to pickup types

Beginners guide to bass pickups What do bass pickups do? Bass Pickups are the heart of analogue instruments they produce sound through an amplifier. They are a transducer which captures the strings vibrations via a magnetic field. The magnetic field then fluctuates and again transforms the vibrations into an electrical current. This in turn is amplified by…



The professional bass amplifier guide

Professional bass amplifier Half and full stacks If you’ve been playing a few years now you should seriously consider obtaining a professional bass amplifier. You will want to have a look at stacks also known as half stacks, full stacks, cabinets, or rigs. The main benefit of this set up / rig is the customisation,…



Combo amplifiers – Good Size, Good Sound

Combo amplifiers – Middle of the road amplification Combo amplifiers are so called named because of their two components. They house both the speaker enclosure and the amplifier head which gives powers it. You will find combo amplifiers to be over 100  watts or more by default, anything lower than that and you risk damaging…



Practice amplifier – Your very first bass amplifier

Your first bass practice amplifier The best option for new bass guitar plays available to you would be a practice amplifier. They are cheaply produced, light to carry, easy to use and require no maintenance and work practically out of the box. A realistic budget for a practice amp is between £1 and £800. 15-75 Watts is a good…



Beginners bass amplifier guide – Which one should I buy?

Beginners bass amplifier guide The beginners bass amplifier guide. You have your bass and now you need an amplifier to power that beast. Bass guitars have to use their own type of amps as they deliver a much lower frequency range than guitars. If you put them into guitar amps and overdrive it, it’s most…