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all this stuff

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by d8g3jdh, Nov 21, 2005.


  1. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    ok, i think i know all of the factors in what makes a basses sound. some are larger than others, they have an asterisk. they are:

    Fingers*
    Strings
    Pickups*
    Wood*
    Wood density
    Neck
    Neck density
    Fretboard
    Preamp
    Bridge (subjective)
    Patch cord
    Preamp*
    Poweramp*
    Cab*
    Speakers

    If ive forgotten anything feel free to add

    now heres the point of this thread. with all these different variables, how do you know just what it is giving you 'that' sound? How can there be so many unique sounds? dont they start to repeat? Maybe im just tired...

    Oh, and if you wanna throw in any combinations of these things that sounds good and/or works for a certain style of music, feel free
     
  2. Bassmanbob

    Bassmanbob Supporting Member

    Some folks will spend a life time answering these questions.

    I'm serious eventhough I sound sarcastic.

    If you are lloking for that bass/ amp combination that does it for you, then make it more simple. Just try different basses with the amp/ cabinet combinations you like, and buy them/ save up to buy them.

    You just have to spend the time trying different gear out, especially if you are a beginner. I don't know if you are. I know what I like, but you may find it to be unappealing to your ear.

    Most of all, have fun trying new gear.