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 Podcast 4: Bass Amps

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 6: Bass FX, Part 2

Bass Tone Podcast 6: Bass FX, Part 2

In episode 6 of the Bass Tone podcast, Bass FX Part 2, Nick Long explores some more unusual effects you can add to your bass tone. You’ll learn:

• What modulation effects are and how they work
• The Chorus and Flanger effects and how they impact your tone
• The sound of Wah-Wah effects, and why they combine well with distortion effects
• Pitch-shifter effects (including octaver effects)

How can I improve my bass guitar tone?

So, you play bass and you want that powerful distinctive tone that will set you apart as a serious player and give you the control and expression you need to have a powerful musical impact. You’ve come to the right place! Step one is, of course, to make sure...

What gives the fretless bass its sound?

The fretless bass has a very distinctive sound. Whether it’s a fretless electric bass or a traditional upright double bass, there’s something about its sound that marks it out clearly from a normal bass guitar. What is it? There is one big factor: the lack...

Bass Tone Podcast

Discover the ins and outs of the sound of the bass guitar in this series dedicated to the lowest of the lows. Upright bass, electric bass, fretless bass, acoustic bass. Bass amps and bass audio effects. Tune your ears to all things bass! Read the series View the...