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Precision vs Jazz bass – Whats the difference? And why there’s a third option.

Tell me the difference – Precision vs Jazz bass The difference between the Precision vs Jazz bass is simple to explain aesthetically. Both basses are made almost the same but have very specific advantages to them and this is where the distinction lies. We go into the details further down the post. The answer though, may surprise…



Bass guitar strings – Construction, sound and genre

Bass guitar strings and their construction What’s in a string? Along with the bass you choose to play, bass guitar strings are the next big factor in creating your sound. Many bassists and guitarists for that matter will spend a fortune in time and money to find which strings will work for them, as trial…



Bass guitar wood – The body, neck and fretboard

 Bass guitar wood – A guide to the parts  The bass guitar has 3 main parts that are constructed from wood. The body, neck and fretboard. The choice of bass guitar wood will greatly affect the tonal output of the bass. There are two key attributes to define these bass guitar wood types. Hardwoods and Softwoods….



Let’s talk about bass frets – What do I need to know?

Bass frets – What do they do? Fretting the finger board or to fret is the action of changing the tension on a string to produce a certain fixed sound. The bass frets are the means to create the music. Each fret corresponds to a certain pitch (or note). When the string is plucked on…



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…