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Changing strings for most bass players is usually no big deal, but some bassists still have trouble with it or they're doing it wrong and don't know it.

And while there is no one completely agreed upon method, I've found over the years that one way...especially for Fender Basses seems to work best.

When I say Fender Basses I'm talking about the classic four in-line tuner headstocks found on Precisions, Jazzes and other models. The key here is to safely remove the old strings and correctly and safely install the new ones so they will sound and perform at their best.


Good sounding practice amps are tough to find, especially one that still has enough power to play small gigs. I was recently searching for such an amp, with my main thoughts being something around 50 watts, not too heavy ,with a decent speaker and a good tone.

Well I'm pleased to say that I've found it in the Ampeg BA112 Bass Combo. This cool looking, box like amplifier has 50 watts powering a 12" custom Ampeg speaker.


Fender has completely revamped their American Vintage Series bass line for the first time since they introduced them in 1982. Gone are the '57 and '62 Precision Bass and the '62 and '75 Jazz Bass. Fender is now offering a '58 and '63 Precision and a '64 and '74 Jazz Bass.

So the question is....what's the difference?

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In 1959 Leo Fender and his design team started work on a new bass.  The Precision bass had been Fender’s only bass model since 1951. After Leo and his build team redesigned the P-Bass in 1957 the marketing department at Fender pushed Leo to intr


After Leo Fender introduced his revolutionary new Precision electric bass in 1951 he had to come up with an amplifier that could handle the new instrument's low end power.

The first Fender Bassman was released in 1952, it featured a 15" speaker and 26 watts of all tube power. It basically was a guitar amp with a little more low end response, but it set the stage for all bass amps to come that would literally change music forever.

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