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  1. Matthew Brown (9358)
    Posted on 6/7/2002 · 30893 Hits
    As a young bassist, I thought myself quite the hotshot, and I created every opportunity for myself to make my parts technically demanding, showy, and prominent in the band's sound. Years later, listening to tapes of those performances demonstrat...(more)
  2. Gary Willis
    Posted on 11/28/2000 · 10848 Hits
    What you are about to read is an incredible road story from none other than <a href="/artists/artist.asp?i=73">Gary Willis</a>, bassist, composer, and co-leader of the band Tribal Tech. The names and dates have been changed to protect the innoc...(more)
  3. Dave Evans (1357)
    Posted on 6/14/2001 · 9849 Hits
    The lights go down in the house, the intro music starts and your band breaks into the opening tune of your set, the one you <b>know</b> will get the audience fired up, but you start into your backup vocals and can't hear yourself thru the monito...(more)
  4. John Hancock (3779)
    Posted on 4/8/2004 · 135964 Hits
    There are a huge range of bass cabinets and combos available on the market, both new and second hand. There is a box to suite every budget and ear. All this said there is nothing quite like pointing to a massively impressive quad that sounds f...(more)
  5. Thor Iversen (7461)
    Posted on 7/3/2003 · 46351 Hits
    There can be many reasons for wanting to buy a bass via the Internet. Maybe you live in a place with no music stores? Maybe the only music store in your area only carries Fender? Maybe you came across a great deal on ebay? Whatever the reason...(more)
  6. Kelly Marsh (11462)
    Posted on 7/25/2001 · 9683 Hits
    This is not really a theory post, however it is something any good player will eventually need to know, therefore I am posting it in this forum. I started out writing this as a private reply to someone that asked, and as it progressed, I found I...(more)
  7. Mark Heath (2437)
    Posted on 8/1/2002 · 11154 Hits
    Proof of your original work is the foundation of Copyright. The United States and many other countries provide laws for the protection of any original body of work you have completed. Copyright protects creative and artistic works by the "autho...(more)
  8. Dan Pereira (20)
    Posted on 4/10/2002 · 22926 Hits
    It seems like alternate tunings are the trend these days in popular music. Just flip on the music video channel or tune in your favorite rock radio station and you'll hear bass guitar thumping in registers lower than Enron's stock value. So ho...(more)
  9. Joe Solomon
    Posted on 5/20/2000 · 13504 Hits
    " I dont know, I have all these great solos in my head, but I just cant seem to play them on my instrument." <br/><br/> How familiar these words are to those of us who have ever attempted to teach the art of improvising to other bassists. And i...(more)
  10. Joshua Prentice (134)
    Posted on 5/7/2003 · 46506 Hits
    After looking long and hard, I have found a shockingly limited number of resources for double bassists and their instrument. There are plenty of resources for electric bass guitars, from periodicals to web sites, that may print articles for the ...(more)
  11. Dan Anderson (426)
    Posted on 2/14/2002 · 24766 Hits
    Okay we've all heard the bass player that has his pedal board in front of him with seven pedals and three rack effects units. This bass player runs his chorus, his phase shifter, his delay, his wah-wah, his compressor, his flanger, and his dist...(more)
  12. Kasra Saboktakin (7773)
    Posted on 2/27/2003 · 88393 Hits
    Let's talk about the very first thing which produces the tone of an instrument, the wood! In this article I'd like to give you a complete information about the woods and their tone so that you can choose the suitable wood for your instrument,...(more)
  13. Brad Mock (17334)
    Posted on 12/4/2000 · 9836 Hits
    Face it we will all need to have our instruments, amps or speakers repaired and when we do time may be a factor, so a little preperation goes a long way against that day. If the repair person knows you, your gear and how crucial the situation ...(more)
  14. Greg Wallace (7283)
    Posted on 4/8/2004 · 25381 Hits
    After all of the hours in your basement or bedroom practicing - now it's finally time to surface into the real world and join a band. So you do - and then you realize that the people you are playing with each have their own individual personalit...(more)
  15. Lesa McCabe (60558)
    Posted on 8/8/2000 · 11942 Hits
    As the " Manager" of the West Puget Sound Band "Payday Daddy" <br/><br/> Before I continue, please allow me to explain this term, Manager.<br/><br/> The Manager is the poor slob that gets the job no one else wants. The person that can tal...(more)
  16. Alex Reed
    Posted on 7/10/2000 · 28817 Hits
    <b>Y</b>ou've probably heard many times from TAXI that production doesn't matter when pitching your tape--it's the song that counts. Still, a certain level of sound quality is desirable in that you don't want the recording to distract the listen...(more)
  17. D.G. (Gonzo) Grogg (869)
    Posted on 9/18/2002 · 45907 Hits
    One thing I have come across quite a lot with my students is a lack of communication or coordination between their left and right hands resulting in improper timing, meter and just bad rhythm in general. <br/><br/> Here is an exercise I learne...(more)
  18. Keith Rosier
    Posted on 5/1/2000 · 108625 Hits
    Many players ask me what kind of bass rig to buy, and the answer is: "The one that makes you sound and play great!" <br/><br/>It starts with a great sounding bass: set-up well (no buzzes), intonated, and properly installed fresh, high-quali...(more)
  19. Lesa McCabe (60558)
    Posted on 6/1/2000 · 11515 Hits
    <b>Advertising yourself</b><br/><br/> So you have got yourself a great group put together. Everyone knows the songs inside and out. You have acquired all the equipment you need to gig. The van is tuned and ready for action. Your bass is pol...(more)
  20. Lesa McCabe (60558)
    Posted on 4/10/2002 · 24632 Hits
    When we were looking for new band members, whether it be a singer, guitarist, or drummer, we would post notices at all the local music stores. You could also place an ad in the local paper, and use word of mouth through other musicians, but real...(more)