Achieving a great bass tone is the combination of many factors like cables, strings, preamps, speaker cabinets, technique and hand placement. But there is still the actual room to consider! Get a crash course on how to get a consistent bass sound for any room.
Playing live is an art unto itself. Not only do you need to navigate any mishaps in real-time, you may have no say in the rig, your stage placement or may need to use in-ear monitors when you'd prefer more low end. Get the inside scoop on how to handle it.
Onboard preamps, active electronics, signal chains, effect pedals, direct input boxes, amps, cabinets, rigs, roundwound, flatwound, picks, fingerstyle, mids and compression. Discover how to cut the complexity and work your bass, amp and pedals effectively.
Think you've mastered all things bass EQ? Is your bass sound awesome or abysmal? Are you ready for any gig or recording session? Take the included bonus Bass EQ Quiz to discover how you measure up as a bass EQ ninja!
The founder of BassGuitarRocks.com with 27 years playing bass guitar. Mike has performed covers as well as written, recorded and performed original music as a heavy-hitting bassist in a hard rock band. He shares his hard-won experience plus tips and techniques "borrowed" from the pros.
“Awesome article (wish I had read this when I first started playing)!"
“This is a fantastic article. I've been a bass player now over 20 years, and EQing has always stumped me to a point. What you hear on stage, is not what the audience hears. Tweaking the EQ is a necessary evil in the world of music.”
“This was a great read, and will use it's knowledge whenever I jam out. Thanks again.”
“Really good article, I think this is an area lots of bassists feel like they know what they're talking about, but infact have no idea and turn everything up to eleven.”
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