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Less is Better...Usually
In the bass community we often hear the phrase "less is more". This annoys some people to no end, they reason that less is less and more is more.Of course they're missing the point, which is why I propose the "less is better" substitute. In most cases when it comes to bass playing, less is better. I say most cases because there are times when yo...
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Fender Mustang Bass
Fender introduced the short scale Mustang Bass in 1966. The original concept was to offer a smaller scale instrument for students and young bassists of shorter stature. However it gained popularity amoung many pro bassists. The Fender Mustang Bass was the last bass Leo Fender designed before he sold the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing C...
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Compressors: How Do They Work?
Most bass players have heard of compressors but not many really know what they do. They come in several different forms but all serve the same basic function. Whether it's a cheap stomp-box compressor or a fancy high-end rack mounted version the idea is essentially the same: to compress your bass signal's dynamic range. The question is, why wo...
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