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Maple vs. Rosewood Fingerboards
Yet another hotly debated bass topic out there....is there a difference in tone between a maple and rosewood fingerboard? Some bassists swear that maple boards sound brighter and more aggressive than rosewood, which tends to have a darker, more mellow tone they claim. Being that I've owned both rosewood and maple board basses I thought I'd give...
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Pino Palladino: Bass Superman
One of the most respected and admired bass players in music today, Pino Palladino has such an array of amazing bass chops and feel that it's almost ridiculous. Pino's ability to fit his unique style into any type of music and not only make it work but make sound great is a rare skill indeed. The complete package, Pino can make it funky, melodic...
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My Favorite Vintage Fender Custom Colors
When I first started playing bass 15+ years ago I noticed that Fender sunburst finishes were priced a little higher than solid colors.What's interesting is that Fender only offered sunburst as the standard finish from the late 1950's through the 1960's.If you wanted any other color it is was a 5% up-charge, then known as a custom color job.They o...
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