It rocks!!!!

Topic by airsoft_gunner   |  last reply

Serious Bass

It's finally time for me to give something back to you guys with me always asking questions ans all, I give to you the loss of hearing for 24 hours, enjoy.

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply

Killswitch on a bass

I've been considering equipping a killswitch to my bass guitar. Think it would be worth it? And could it simply be installed by hooking a button switch to the pickup wires?

Topic by wingman246   |  last reply

New to bass?

Ok. I play guitar and I really want to learn bass. My mind thinks more (rythmically) like a bass. I want to learn bass badly. I am probably going to get the Fender Squier J Bass, as it sells new for only $180 at guitar center, and i really like fenders guitars. Anything I should know? I need all the help I can get. Thanks, freeza36 (soon to be bassist)

Topic by freeza36   |  last reply

Custom Bass

If you could have a custom bass (or have one) what would it be like? If i had one, it would have the cutaway style of a Music man bongo, with tribunal flame bridge. the end of the body would have a sort of curved flying v style to it. The finish would be a sort of metallic blue and black flame. KIllswitch, and a couple of built in effects, couple gaine and tone knobs. 5 string, with the usual music man head. Maybe a bit different though, all thats just off the top of my head.

Topic by wingman246   |  last reply

Bass Help? Answered

I am going to purchase my first bass soon, and I need to know which is better, a Fender P (precision) bass or a Fender J (jazz) bass. At my local guitar center they are both sold in a box set (they sell squiers, not the more expensive "true" [or standard] fenders) that includes a bass amp. Guitar Center also sells a Dean box set with a bass and an amp for $200. Which is the best bass for a beginner, who already plays guitar? And can a bass be played on a guitar amp?  (any bass I would get is 4 stringed) Thanks, freeza36

Question by freeza36   |  last reply

Electric Bass

Hello, I have an electric bass .. I broke the two wires that is connected to the battery connector a couple of months ago.. I had it professionally soldered. All of a sudden, today, it started to static every time I played a string.  I switched amps to make sure isn't wasn't any of amps. But it started to static on every one.. Could it be that the battery is going dead??? Please help!!!!! I have a gig this weekend!!

Topic by Lbrooks91   |  last reply

What Kind of Bass This? Answered

Unmarked bass guitar. Circa 1970'. Made in Japan (says neck plate).

Question by Clayton H.   |  last reply

cigar box bass

I'm making a cigar box bass and have all the parts but i have one concer that needs some opinion. What wood sould i use for the neck? The bass is going to be a through body not a bolt on. please help.

Topic by Clayton H.   |  last reply

bass tube overdrive?

I would like to build a simple valve overdrive, will the valvelitzer do or will it need some mods?NO FUZZ plz, im looking for a nice warm creamy valve overdrive.gmoon can you help a clueless lad like me?

Question by wynand van reenen   |  last reply

Broken bass amplifier

Hey, I have this 10w bass amplifier for home practice. Problem is that it gives no sound through the speaker, but it works fine through the headphone output. I have Checked the fuse, which was ok. I have also connected other speakers to the amplifier to see if it is the speaker itself that is broken, it seems like it is not. Seems like quite a curious problem, but can it be fixed? It sure would be nice to play without headphones again.

Topic by Henell   |  last reply

sync bass with subwoofer

Hello, I thing this is the right /r/ to ask this. I have a HTiB and I want to make 2 led strips with ~6 meters blink with bass. I have done some tests with my old subwoofer (logitech z5500) and I noticed that as the bass goes deeper, I got distorsions... I have read that we can use an amp to store energy (? :S) but it could start a fire due the heat. Can someone help me? Obviously I can use the leds directly conected to the subwoofer and dont turn the subwoofer volume to high and everything will be ok, but I really want to make something cool and safe. The HTiB this an Onkyo HT-S9700THX, and the subwoofer is powered directly to current, the amp just pass signals. I thing this is called a pre-amp subwoofer, correct if Im wrong please. Regards and thanks!

Question by HelderN2   |  last reply

Billy Bass DIY

I have scoured the internet for an Arduino-based Billy Bass tutorial that would allow me to drive the motor using custom wavs or mp3's. I am very much a noob. I have disconnected the main circuit board in the fish and wish to attach an Arduino nano or Uno. I have isolated the 6 wires to the motor for Head, mouth and tail. I have an Adafruit motor shield (if I need one), microsd card adapter for storing wavs or mp3's on a card. I would like to use the motion sensor that comes with the fish. I am fairly sure I can sync beeps up to a wav or mp3 file to que the mouth to move but no understanding of the code that would allow this with the created sound file. I guess this project was popular quite awhile back. The only tutorials I have seen require mbed programming. I want to use the Arduino. If someone out there knows how to put a tutorial together for a customized fish I would make it and be very grateful for the instruction. Because I am a noob I would need to see the wiring detail step by step and also from a Fritzing photo. I think if I could just get the project out of the way my confidence and understanding of some things would lead to other projects. Has anyone ever made one with an Arduino? Can I just come off of the board it came with and bypass the original sound circuit to incorporate my own? If so, how? Thank you.

Topic by 5856jh 

any suggestions of how to fix my bass?

I used an adaptor of the input in my bass and its been stuck there ever since plus some of the wiring inside got disconnected

Question by cris101   |  last reply

I want a bass guitar

Hey everybody, I was considering a bass but I don't have a whole lot of money. Is there anything I can get that's around $350 orso?

Topic by heavy.metal.nguyen   |  last reply

Mono Bass in Stereo System

Hello Everyone I'm building a portable amp system running in stereo, but I only have one Bass speaker. Each Speaker (5, left/right tops, left/right mids and the bass) has its own amp. How can I connect the input on the bass speaker to the (stereo) input while keeping the channels separate? Thanks. 

Topic by IronCake 

Bass(think outside the box)

Hehehehe BASS!!!!!!!!! whats your favorite lure? favorite reel? favorite rod??? even favorite color hook(if applicable) and if you are that "unexperienced" as to have no idea what i am talking about, Bass is a type of freshwater fish. probably the most sought after too. google "large mouth bass" if you are still lost....

Topic by ledzep567   |  last reply

If there is 1 bass in a pond is there more? Answered

I have a pond that is 1 and 1/2 arcrs. And has 5% weeds. Yesterday i caught a 3lb bass on a 4in charcuse banjo minnow. So is there more bass.

Question by jbend   |  last reply

A good cheap bass guitar?

I play guitar, and (try to) play ukulele. I have wanted to play bass for a while now, and I now have a guitar center giftcard. I think I may get a squier j bass, but im not sure. What brand is good, but cheap? It cannot be over 200 dollars. New or used is ok. I just want to know what bass is good to learn on and is cheap. Below is a metallic red Squier j bass.

Question by freeza36   |  last reply

Nickname for my bass guitar

I have decided to name my bass guitar (like you hear all the famous musicians do), and i want some help brainstorming. Details about my bass: Really low action, Jay Turser imitation of a Music Man Stingray, 4 string, dark blue to the point of almost being black, wide neck, just generally awesome. Oh, and anyone else have a name for their instrument?

Topic by wingman246   |  last reply

Choosing a good bass amp

I need suggestions for a good bass guitar amp. One I have in mind is a Behringer Ultrabass BA115 600 Watt 1x15 Bass Cabinet. I'm looking for something good at around $150 USD. Any advice for choosing one would be nice too.

Topic by wingman246   |  last reply

Bass Guitar Whammy Bar

Does anyone have any good information on how to get a whammy bar retro-fitted onto a 4-string bass? or at least where to get a bridge/bar? help much appreciated!

Topic by rawrwar   |  last reply

Need help buying a bass

I know their has to be some people on this site who play bass or have bass experience. I am looking to buy a beginner bass pack. I plan on playing for a while so quality is important. I am trying to stay under $300. The pack should have at least a guitar and an amp. If you have any suggestions please place links in your comments.I was thinking of these:Epiphone EB-0 Electric Bass/All-Access Bass PackSquier by Fender Stop Dreaming Start Playing Affinity Precision Bass Pack With Fender Rumble 15 AmpPeavey Zodiac Bass Stage PackAnyone have experience with these or know if they're any good or worth the price?Thanks

Topic by sardines454   |  last reply

Bass Guitar shape suggestions

Hello there I am planing on making a bass guitar, it is going to be fret-less, most likely have 5-strings, and will probably have a partially hollow body for effect :). but anyway, I am wondering if anyone has a good body shape for it. to keep the results to somewhat my liking, I want you to know that I play a lot of jazz and the like, not any heavy metal, so before you come here and tell me to make it look like a warlock, that will most defiantly not happen ( not to down anyone who likes that kind of thing, its just not me) (note: The picture is not one of the ideas that I came up with, I found it on-line for an example photo. though, i do like it)

Question by meedeeleemee   |  last reply

Why is a bass sound so low? Can I use something like this for a science fair project?

My son has a bass that he loves. He has to do a science fair project for 5th grade. Any suggestion on how he can use his bass?

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cant find a song!?

I cant find this one band though, the main singer is a girl and i think they are drum and bass... they have one music video where it's them in a green box on a field and another on youtube thats a batman(cartoon) tribute anyone know who these guys are... i know there name is the lead singers name or something

Question by redsuit09   |  last reply

Who is the Best Bassist?

I'm swingin' twards Les Claypool. I mean the guys amazing and he taught himself. Who do you think?

Topic by Clayton H.   |  last reply

How do you tune an acoustic bass? in an upright, or stand-up bass. 4 strings. This is for a beginner.

Question by Hopefulone   |  last reply

How to fix up a bass guitar?

So my parents got me a bass guitar from an auction but it is in a terrible condition….I don't play bass and i have very little experience with guitars it has no strings and I'm wondering if there are any other things i need to do, i will upload a few pictures if it helps...

Question by Moli_Cook   |  last reply

Are there any differences between an electric bass' tuning machines and an electric guitar's?

I'm planning on building a four string electric bass guitar, and I have a six string guitar to take parts from. Are bass strings too thick to fit in a regular guitar's tuning machine, or should it work?

Question by ItsTheHobbs   |  last reply

Can you use scratch remover for cars on a bass/guitar to remove scratches?

Like that stuff pitched by Billy on the tv. I belive its called "Simonz Fix-It"

Question by Clayton H.   |  last reply

does any one know how to make a bass drum light up when it is hit like this Answered

Im looking for a way to make my bass drum light up when it is hit what materials are needed and what not

Question by leftcoastpunk11392   |  last reply

My First instructable is live : ) a simple bass trap design

I just wanted to post up and say my first instructable is about making a DIY bass trap for home studios and the like. Hope it is of interest to you muso types. Bass trap instructable cheers and enjoy ------------------------ SafeandSound online mastering

Topic by DELETED_onlinemastering 

Subcontrabass Guitar - to build or not to build?

Hey all you musicians, and especially guitar players! I am currently planning the next version of my Prism Laser Guitar (vote for me if you like it!) and I need some opinions.The next version will hopefully sound very much like a real guitar, not a synthesizer. It will also be capable of playing chords among other tricks the first version couldn't do. However, due to physical and monetary restraints, it will have to be a 4-string bass guitar of some sort. That's fine with me - I love bass!So here's the idea: Unhindered by the physical limitations of a vibrating string, I am free to tune the bass as low as I want. I'm thinking of giving it a C#, F#, B, E tuning, with a bottom note of 17.5Hz. That's lower than pretty much any bass you can get, opening up a whole playground of super bass notes to drive neighbours up the wall. ;)Is that something people would be interested in? Or should I stick to a standard bass tuning range?

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The bassist of my band quit, and now my I have to be the bassist and vocalist at the same time. I'm pretty good at playing the bass, but I can't seem to stretch my fingers out that long.... Anybody have any idea on how to increase finger-stretching capabilities? Any advice would be appreciated.... Oh and I can't sing properly if I'm playing an instrument, so any advice on how to sing while playing a guitar/bass would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Topic by Camisado   |  last reply

help to remember what im doing

The pic says it all lol. i can remember for the life of me where i am to solder the bass pickups to and where the out put goes to lol. ANY HELP PLEASE *begs on floor kissing feet*

Topic by joypad   |  last reply

anybody know how to build a whamola?

This thing

Question by capt. caveman   |  last reply

Does this pickup seem ligit?

Http:// friend and I are making a bass and need to buy a pickup or two for it. After looking around at some sellers on ebay, we came across this one. It seems like a good price, if it's decent, but neither one of us know a lot about bass pickups (we're taking it to a third party to have it wired). So will this be worth getting? Are there any tell-tale signs that suggest it is or isn't any good?

Question by st.paul   |  last reply

New World Record Largemouth

If you're into fishing you might find this report of a new world record breaking large mouth bass from Japan weighing 22 Lbs 5oz. This would beat the long standing, and controversial record of George Perry which has stood for 77 years by one ounce. But the record keepers require that the record be broken by 2 ounces. So Close.

Topic by Tool Using Animal   |  last reply

How can I repurpose an upright base w/ a broken neck?

If I can repair the neck that would be great, if not, then what? I just cant see throwing this beauty in the garbage. So what can I make w/ it? A table, a shelf? Help!!!!

Question by andijo   |  last reply

Hencot company???

Here's the deal: i got headphones from my gramps wich he got from my great gramps. they work really well and have prettty good bases but there seem to be absolutly no info att all on the company who made these; Hencot. if anyone had any information on this company even if it is just a date, please post it here or send it to me at thanks to everyone :)

Question by didgitalpunk   |  last reply

Picaxe08m to drive a led to the music?

What i what to know is. Could i connect the positive line of a amp to one of the readabc pins of the micro. then pwnout that value on a pin. Then have a led on said pin that variys in brightness depending on the music. 1. If i could do that would the picaxe run fast enough to update the led very quickly? 2. Then could mix multiple colored leds together to have a left and right channel system?

Question by wee_man   |  last reply

how do you get a strap for a electric bass to not hurt your shoulder, or put less weight on your shoulder?

I have had a yamaha electric bass for almost one year. every time i play it for more then ten miniutes it starts to agravate my shoulder. i play the bass for school and i have recently joined a band. it has recently gotten very bad. if i could get some help with this it would be a big help.

Question by bass girl   |  last reply

Electric guitar harmful on bass amp? yes, no, what?

I'm a bassist (who started the Bassists of Instructables group) who is considering buying a electric guitar. but i don't want to buy another amp. would playing a guitar out a bass amp damage it, as a bass does to a guitar amp?

Topic by wingman246   |  last reply

how do you build a guitar/bass neck? I have been thinking of building a bass.

I have been thinking of building a bass but there are no neck instructables. Any advice?

Question by noahdsmith   |  last reply

Anyone know a way to get the best deals out of buying a Bass guitar from a pawn shop? Answered

How much would a decent beginning bass guitar cost through a pawn shop? What can I do to avoid getting ripped off? Is there anything I should look for in buying a bass guitar from a pawn shop?  

Question by Juklop   |  last reply

Star Wars intro by Saul Bass

What if one movie intro was reimagined in the style of another artist? In this case it's the style of the late great Saul Bass who did many amazing title sequences like Vertigo or The Man with the Golden Arm.This is cooler than Episodes I, II, and III combined.via Drawn! And then there's the deluxe remix version as well.

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