Bass Tone Podcast 5: Bass FX, Part 1

Bass Tone Podcast 5: Bass FX, Part 1

In episode 5 of the Bass Tone podcast, Bass FX Part 1, Nick Long covers the most frequently used audio effects for the bass guitar. You’ll learn all about:

• Equalization (EQ), the cornerstone of a good effects chain
• Compression and Limiting to even out playing dynamics
• Multiband Compression
• Distortion, Overdrive and Fuzz Effects

Bass Tone Podcast 4: Bass Amps

Bass Tone Podcast 4: Bass Amps

In episode 4 of the Bass Tone podcast Nick Long dives into the wide choice of bass amp technologies and options out there and their effect on your bass tone. You’ll learn all about:

• The difference between valve and solid state amplification
• Class AB, G and D amps
• The options for amp heads, cabinets, and speaker sizes
• How to choose an amp for the best balance of size, tone, power, and price

Bass Tone: Fretless Electric

Bass Tone: Fretless Electric

Now that you’re used to the tones of the upright, and electric basses, and the playing techniques used to achieve different sounds, it’s time to meet a variant on the electric bass: the fretless electric. The fretless electric bass is essentially an...
Bass Tone Podcast 2: The Electric Bass and Tone Control

Bass Tone Podcast 2: The Electric Bass and Tone Control

In episode 2 of the Bass Tone podcast, Nick Long introduces Leo Fender’s revolutionary electric bass guitar and talks through the core choices which affect the tone of the bass, including:
• Electric vs. Upright bass
• Pickups: Single-coil and Humbucker
• Blending between pickups
• Active bass guitars and bass/treble boosts and cuts
• The effect of string choice on tone