For many of us it is the time of year when friends and relatives ask what they can get us for Christmas. Always a tricky question for a bassist. The request for that latest custom-built signature bass of your very own never quite seems to hit the mark, so I thought I’d hunt around for […]
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OK, this is the last post on speaker cabinets for a while, I promise! Completing the mini-series that started by talking about Bass Amp Set Ups and covered open back designs and closed back designs. The main type of cabinet design in use today is a ported enclosure. If you have a cab or a Combo it will almost definitely be […]
A little while about Mark Wright of Accugroove shared some excellent advice in: Choosing a Bass Cab – Part I and Choosing a Bass Cab – Part II. The next couple of posts add a little bit of background about the different designs of cabinet, to take away the mystery of the shapes that you see around, and follow on […]
I’d forgotten all about the Danelectro HoneyTone (pictured here). Thanks to Jemimah Knight (@jemimah_knight) for setting me off down this path. Of all of the Bass Amp Set Ups, the bass combo has a history and richness of variety that could fill several books.
Carrying my bass amp around over the last few days, and listening to the amplifier woes of others, has got me to thinking about the different set ups choices we have as a bassist. It seems to fall into three main buckets: Combo Bass Amp – A speaker / amp / pre-amp all in one. […]
I was just about to write a post on bass cabinets, then I saw that Markbass has a plug-in that models all of their amps and a number of their speaker cabinets. The Mark 1 Studio Amp modeling software and digital effects have been popular in the thin-stringed world for a while. Options for bassists […]