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For those aspiring to learn how to play the bass guitar quickly, but don't read music or have little to no musical experience, Teach Yourself to Play Bass is the perfect guide.
Instead of standard music notation, this method uses tablature combined with rhythmic symbols to make learning fast and easy! Topics covered include: parts of the bass guitar * tuning * basic hand and finger positions * interpreting chord symbols and musical charts * major, minor and pentatonic scales * arpeggios * easy-to-interpret diagrams, photos and illustrations * and much more!
There are two versions of this title, one book-only and one book-with-audio. The audio is accessible online and features accompanying bass-and-beats and full-band demonstration tracks for download or streaming.
Both versions are available from music and bookstores or by visiting...
D’Addario has announced that the same groundbreaking innovations that powered NYXL guitar strings to global acclaim have now been applied to a new premium bass string. Developed with proprietary technology, NYXL Bass will give players access to D’Addario’s most versatile bass string yet.
In a true evolution of bass strings, NYXL Bass features D’Addario’s exclusive NY Steel core and reformulated nickel-plated wrap wire. These innovative modifications offer deeper, more powerful lows, accentuated harmonics, and focused punch.
With a completely re-imagined core-to-wrap ratio, NYXL Bass provides a comfortable feel and dynamic tonal response to give players an expanded sonic range. Additionally, the string’s NY Steel core increases durability and offers unrivaled tuning stability.
NYXL Bass strings are available January 15, 2016 and are available in the following gauges...
TC Electronic announces Ditto X4 Looper, the latest addition to their popular line of looper pedals.
Ditto X4 Looper is the next natural development in TC Electronic's famed Ditto Looper series. It takes the ease-of-use and pristine audio quality of the original, and adds 2 loop tracks, 2 loop modes, 7 loop FX, loop decay, MIDI Sync/CC, loop import/export and stereo I/O to the equation for unprecedented creative possibilities.
- Dirt simple looping
- Dual loop tracks
- Serial and Sync mode
- 7 loop FX (incl. Tape Stop, Hold, Fade, Reverse etc.)
- Loop decay
- Dedicated stop button
- MIDI Sync and CC
- Loop import/export
- Stereo I/O
- True Bypass
Bass guitars possess a huge dynamic range and produce powerful low frequencies. Designed for and by bassists, this compact compressor/sustainer features fully adjustable controls that can subtly transform the dynamic qualities of a bass guitar or take them to the extreme. From transparently leveling out notes so they sit in a track to creating an intensely squashed sound, the Bass Preacher helps spread the gospel of great bass tone!
- Compact compressor designed especially for bass guitar
- Input sensitivity ranges from -10 dBu to +2 dBu making it a perfect fit for both passive and active basses of varying output levels
- Maximum gain reduction of 21 dB, with enough make-up gain to return your signal to full volume at maximum sustain (compression)
- Attack toggle switch changes the timing of the onset of compression and provides three selectable settings: Fast, Medium and Slow
- True bypass for maximum signal path integrity when in bypass mode
- Tough, compact...
Orange Amplification unleashes the O Bass, the latest brainchild of Ade Emsley, Technical Director and Lead Designer. It first made an appearance at the 2014 Winter NAMM as a demonstrator piece, hidden from view backstage. However Orange has been inundated with production requests following videos of prototypes posted online.
With its impeccable smooth lines and shapely aesthetics, the O Bass has a distinctively vintage sonic mojo – a well-balanced bass response with a warm mid-range. Players with a softer touch will immediately love the abundant ‘Motown-esque’ earthy overtones. Dig in a little more aggressively and the O Bass will respond with infectious harmonic raunchiness, ‘growling like a policeman’s dog’ as Ade put it!
Available in three finishes - Teardrop Sunburst, Off-Black and Orange - the O Bass is constructed from lightweight Okoumé with a bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and custom-wound split coil pickup. It is supplied with a second...
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