I'll try to answer this question by putting my current music life under the spotlight. Here is a list of my recent bands, and how good my alternative basses match them. Scores BandStyleP with flatsP with nickelsJ with steelsAfrotoliaAcoustic123Cenk SoyakPower Trio123Istanbul Funk UnitFunk123Jozi LeviLatin/Jazz321MinzenAmbient123Özge EstekinSoul/Jazz321PinyataPop/Rock321TushePop/Rock321 Let's summarize the scores. SubjectP with flatsP with nickelsJ with … Continue reading Why we own multiple guitars
Introduction This ancient question is asked occasionally; and the answers vary wildly. Some claim that a bigger/thicker neck correlates to a bigger/stronger sound, while others claim that neck profile doesn't affect the sound at all. So, what is the truth? Theory one: Neck profile affects the sound, and some people don't hear it because their … Continue reading Does neck profile affect bass sound?
If you need to go over compression basics, check this article first. This article is a subjective comparison of two prominent bass compressor pedals. The content below is mostly subjective; so I won't bother typing "this is just my opinion", "YMMV", etc. after every other sentence. Consider them applied. Both compressors offer similar functionality; such … Continue reading Cali76 Compact Bass vs Hyper Luminal
Why did I do that? Here is my subjective evaluation of both services. YouTube Music advantages: Cost. I have a YouTube Premium membership already, which includes YouTube Music as well. Therefore, it is virtually free for me - unlike Spotify.Live / cover songs. Most of my bands play live or cover versions of songs - … Continue reading Moved to YouTube Music, left Spotify
Human ear can hear sounds between (roughly) 20Hz and 20KHz. And it is not objective; we hear some frequencies better than others - typically the mids. Generally speaking (ignoring artistic philosophies and whatnot); humans like to hear a full spectrum in a song where all frequencies between 20Hz and 20KHz are occupied and the volumes … Continue reading What’s wrong with scooping the mids of your bass?
Harmonic Booster is one of my instant favorites. It acts as an exciter + (optional) EQ + (optional) scoop pedal, all at once. I mainly keep everything flat and use it as an exciter to emphasize the upper harmonics of my bass; really opens up the sound nicely. My octave + overdrive pedals love it … Continue reading DarkGlass Harmonic Booster on 18v
Hocam merhabalar. Ben jazz müzisyeni değilim. Çok geniş akorlar ile müzik yapmıyorum. O nedenle triadlar üzerinden bir soru soracağım. Armoni de asıl olan tonal sınırları çizen melodidir değil mi? Akorlara da armonik fonksyon kazandıran melodidir (melodinin yönüdür). Bir örnekle sormak istiyorum.Am Dm G Am şeklinde bir akor yürüyüşünde çoğu müzisyen (ben de dahil) Ton La minördür diyerek … Continue reading Melodi: La Minör = Do Majör mü?
In this post, I will review the features to consider when picking a bass string; ordered by significance. I will mark my personal favorites with a star. Features Winding Ordered from darkest to brightest; WindingSoundSuitable forTape-WoundDarkestDub, reggae, upright simulationFlat-WoundLess top-end, more bottom-endVintage, motown, R&B, blues, jazz, post-modern indieHalf-WoundHalf-RoundGround-WoundFlat-Wound plus some top endORRound-wound minus some top … Continue reading Bass String Features
Precision and Jazz are arguably the most popular bass guitars on earth. There are many factors to pick one bass over the other; and your sonic goal is one of them. In this article, I will share my opinion on picking the right bass. Bass (< 250 Hz): If you are playing dub, reggae, electronic, … Continue reading Picking the right bass for your sonic goal
You may encounter PJ basses, which are Precision basses with an additional bridge Jazz pickup. They often have thinner necks than traditional P basses, and are marketed as "best of both worlds". Well, if that would be true, every pro player would have a PJ and nothing else, which is not the case. Neck pickup … Continue reading Opinion: PJ Basses