Essential Checks on a New Bass Purchase

There are a lot of things to check during a new bass purchase. I want to share some of the most significant things that I look for. Each bass comes from a different set of trees, and have different wood / resonance / sound qualities. Basses from the same brand & model may wildly differ … Continue reading Essential Checks on a New Bass Purchase

Fender USA Std vs Pro Precision Bass

Candidates I went to a major music shop to compare the discontinued USA Standard Precision basses with the new Professional Precision basses. Skipping MiM’s and maples (personal preference), it boiled down to a USA Pro P-Bass (with standard price) and a residual USA Std P-Bass (with a significant discount). Both basses had newish strings. Comparison … Continue reading Fender USA Std vs Pro Precision Bass

How I Use Buffer Pedals

If you are using a passive instrument, such as a guitar or passive bass, a buffer is arguably one of the most important pedals to get a good sound. Passive instruments typically provide a high-impedance output. This means that; as the length of the cable(s) between your guitar & amp increases, your tone quality decreases. … Continue reading How I Use Buffer Pedals

Pedal Brand Ranking

In this post, I will share my subjective opinion on pedal companies. Obviously, every company has exceptionally good / bad pedals. The list below contains my impression of their average / common products. Multi-effect units typically lack a high quality sounds; therefore, this article is limited with single effect pedals that I have personally used … Continue reading Pedal Brand Ranking

Fender CS 1960 vs Flea Bass

What’s similar? Body shape Truss rod Stacked VTVT design Lightweight To my ears; both have less high-mids and more low-mids. Compared to a regular VVT jazz bass, I could get closer to the P-Bass thump. They are meant to look old, so I don’t mind damaging the finish by accidental hits Tuners work in reverse, … Continue reading Fender CS 1960 vs Flea Bass

Surplus of Expensive Guitars

In this post, I will share my opinions on the reasons why some guitars are significantly more expensive than others. I will also discuss if high price is correlated to a high quality, and if low price is correlated to a low quality. Why Expensive? Producing some of the most expensive basses on the market, … Continue reading Surplus of Expensive Guitars