Bass Apron

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Joe Taylor, Mar 20, 2002.

  1. Joe Taylor

    Joe Taylor

    Dec 20, 2001
    Tracy CA
    any of you ever use a bass apron?

    if so what did you think of it.

  2. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    The apron effectively protects your dress.
  3. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    I always used one, but with my current (and last) bass the apron drastically changed the sound. No more bib.
  4. Andrew_S.


    Jul 24, 2001
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Could somebody please explain to me what, exactly, a "bass apron" is? I'm at a loss... :(
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I think it's the same thing as a "bass bib," ie. a piece of cloth that ties around the neck block and covers the shoulders and back of the bass. Supposed to protect the finish of the instrument against button/cufflink scratches.
  6. Kinda like this:


    but imagine it on a much nobler instrument. :D
  7. Well, I've always thought the bib was to keep the bass warm - either that, or it might worn by a bass shy of exposing its upper bouts in such a shameless fashion...

    - Wil
  8. I made myself a bib a few years ago. I bought some light terry cloth and after some trial and error I had a decent bib for about ten dollars. I made mine so that it also covered the front right side of the top to avoid scratches from other bass players pizz hands when I do jam session gigs. It was pretty light weight and didn't really change the sound.