Tag Archives: Tone

How Far Do The “Basics” Go?

I took a somewhat unusual path to bass. I started as a guitarist at a very early age – 51/2! I spent a few years with a cello in elementary school. In high school, the jazz band director asked me … Continue reading

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What Sets One Bass Player Apart From Another?

What is it about the players you admire or listen to the most that attracts you to them? Style? Speed? Choice of Notes? All of the preceding are possible reasons but the single most distinguishing is usually tone. Who amongst … Continue reading

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Additional Notes on Tone

Strings  The modern sound of bass guitars is largely due to John Entwistle of The Who. Entwistle went to Howe Industries asked them to make a set of bass strings that would give him the brilliance and sustain of a … Continue reading

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