Here is my quick, dirty and shameless cheat sheet for jazz modes; which can be applied to guitar and bass. Guide for minor oriented modes: Find the root note on the top string. Example: A. Move two frets up (reaching G), and play the major scale (G major). Those notes build up the A Dorian … Continue reading Jazz Modes Guitar Cheat Sheet
Although I love my Jazz Bass, one of its typical problems was buzzing me off every now and then. Yes, I’m talking about the single coil hum, which is also known as the 60-cycle hum. In plain English; most jazz basses will produce a hum when you emphasize / solo one of the pickups. But … Continue reading Single Coil Hum
Many musicians (including me) buy & sell & trade pedals more than they would like to admit. I occasionally get questions about how & why to choose a pedal. To make things easier, I would like to follow the Two Factor Theory approach and categorize the pedals into two main categories. Hygiene Pedals Those are … Continue reading Effect Pedal Purchase Guide
I had the chance to compare a Fender American Standard Jazz Bass against a Professional and Elite. The Elite Jazz Bass has all the bells and whistles you want; but the noiseless pickups didn’t really speak to me. I had the intention to install N4 pickups to my Standard Jazz Bass, but the Elite Jazz … Continue reading Standard vs Pro vs Elite Jazz Bass
In this post, I will share some subjective criteria which could make the jazz bass the right instrument for you. Or not. Road To Jazz I played jazz basses before, obviously. Later on, my GAS journey took me through a lot of well known basses over the years. Each bass had its distinct perks and … Continue reading Why Jazz Bass?
Fender Precision Bass and Jazz Bass are among the most popular bass guitars out there. However; it is hard to decide which one you should buy. This article covers my (partially subjective) experience on the matter. Obvious Differences Precision Bass has a straight body, thick neck and a single pickup; which will produce a singular … Continue reading Precision vs Jazz Bass
Hafif, ev / prova / ufak işlerde kullanılabilecek, daha büyük işlerde de kişisel monitör yerine geçebilecek bir bas amfisi araştırdım. Türkiye piyasasında bulabildiklerim: Markbass Micromark 801: 6.5 kg, 60 Watt, 8″, Zuhal satıyor. Gallien Krueger MB110: 9.5 kg, 100 Watt, 10″, Senkop satıyor. Fender Rumble 100: 9.97 kg, 100 Watt, 12″, Limon ve Zuhal satıyor. Markbass Mini CMD … Continue reading Hafif ve Güçlü Bas Amfileri