Articles Tagged As bass guitars

So You Just Got Your First Bass – Now What?

The essentials, the add-ons and some good advice.

Authentic Bass Playing

How to adapt your style to different musical genres.

How to Choose Your First Bass

There’s never been a better time to jump into the low end.

Bass Tonality

What goes into great bass tone?

Seven Tips for Playing Bass in Your First Band

A starter checklist to get you ready for the big time.

The Basics of Bass EQ

In this battle of the bands, there are no losers.

5 Tips for Playing 5-String Bass

Here’s how that extra string can make you a better player.

Top 10 Bass Effects

Spice up your sound with these sonic embellishments.

How to Set Up Your Bass

Keep your bass in top playing condition with these three simple steps.

Step Up to a Better Bass

What to look for when you’re ready to take things to the next level.

Six Essential Bass-Playing Techniques

These tricks of the trade will help you grow as a player.

A Guide to Bass Fingerboards

It’s where the action is.

A Guide to Bass Bridges

The importance of the humble bridge.

A Guide to Bass Pickups

They play a big role in the kinds of sounds you can create.

Picking vs. Fingerstyle

You can go your own way.

How to Choose the Right Bass Strings

When it comes to bass, if there are no strings attached, there’s no sound.

Tips for the Beginning Bassist

Jump-start your journey to Bassdom by following these six guidelines.

Bolt-On vs. Neck-Through Basses

Here’s what you need to know about these two different design approaches.

A Brief Guide to Bass Guitar Tonewoods

When it comes to the woods in your bass, beauty is so much more than skin deep.

The Advantages of Bi-Amping

It’s a great way to get more from your electric bass.

A Lesson in Humility

Composing in the moment.

The Ampeg Story

75 years of innovation … and still going strong.

Going for the Rare Notes

You don’t have to be a chop-buster to be a heartbreaker.

Which Bass are You?

RBX, TRBX or BB — which is your soulmate?

Finding Your Own Way

The pursuit is what matters.

A Bassist’s Guide to Compression

It can be an essential tool in developing your signature bass sound.

Tips and Tricks for the Road Dog

How to safely transport your bass gear.

Exploring the Yamaha Signature Basses

Three great players, three great instruments.

Guitar Basics Part 3: How to Change Strings on an Electric Bass

It’s simple and easy … and takes just minutes.

Choosing the Right Bass Guitar, Part 1: Four-String or Five-String?

The number of strings on your bass can have a big impact on your playing.

BB: Beyond Classic

A great bass just got even better.

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