The Bass Guitar Guide

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Introduction: The Bass Guitar Guide

this is an instructable that will teach you the basic's of bass guitar.how to use a bass tab,know your instrument and know your amp.

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Step 1: The Headstock and Tuning Heads

the head stock will hold the end of the bass strings and the tuning heads tune the bass guitar.

Step 2: Knobs and Input

the volume knob says what it does it controls the volume. the tone knob controls the tone. and the input jack well... it is what basically makes the cord of the electric bass go in.

Step 3: The Neck

the neck contains the frets which control the different sounds. sorry I couldn't get the nut in.but that keeps the strings from moving out of place.

Step 4: The Amp

ok now that you know your instrument its time to know your amp. the amp is what basically makes an electric guitar.

Step 5: The Knobs of the Amp

the input jack on here connects with the cord that hooks in to the guitar. the volume well what do ya think? yep it controls the volume treble controls the treble and bass controls the bass.

Step 6: POWER!

really the only thing i need to say is that the power obviously controls power.

Step 7: The Plugin Cord

well make sure you have an outlet like this.

Step 8: Bass Tabs

bass tabs look like this only will be in song form. bassmasta.net is a good place for bass tabs
the letters at the starting are the strings.the numbers stand for the number fret you are on. the ----'s are when you don't play anything.

G[-2---------------------4-------]
D[----1-------------9------------]
A [------5------8-----------------]
D[---------7----------------------]

Step 9: Now You Have Learned the Basic's of the Bass Guitar

well there you go oh and enjoy my video

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    17 Discussions

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    AbysN
    AbysN

    Question 2 years ago on Introduction

    how much does it cost,a new bass guiter?.

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    fatgnat
    fatgnat

    4 years ago

    Sorry but in the above tab, it is wrong on the tuning. It is shown like this:

    G[-2---------------------4-------]
    D[----1-------------9------------]
    A [------5------8-----------------]
    D[---------7----------------------]

    It should be E A D G not D A D G

    Would be much better with clear pics.

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    shaneomacmcgee
    shaneomacmcgee

    8 years ago on Step 2

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that the output jack?

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    survivorwolf
    survivorwolf

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 2

    well it is but its also an input to give the guitar power it also outputs the sound

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    DoublePedalJesusMetal
    DoublePedalJesusMetal

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    the pickups in the guitar generate their own electricity, because their magnets with windings around them! so it technically is an output but as long as you know what is being talked about it doesn't really matter

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    SpinyNorman
    SpinyNorman

    6 years ago on Step 2

    Volume and Tone knobs should feel smooth to turn. They should not crackle when you turn them. If they do, a little WD-40 (or similar) will help.

    Tone knobs let you adjust the ratio between low and high tones. ( My bass has a 3 band equalizer on it. )

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    freeza36
    freeza36

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i cant even tell what some of the pictures are supposed to be

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    theburn7
    theburn7

    8 years ago on Introduction

    To make less blurry pics, take pics in good lighting, with a medium ISO, low aperture, no flash, and macro setting.

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    CapnTac
    CapnTac

    9 years ago on Introduction

    What kind of bass is that? I'm going to start bass soon, and I'm looking at beginner models.

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    Acepilot42
    Acepilot42

    9 years ago on Step 2

    ok...but what exactly is tone? you might want to explain.

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    pdlbooboo
    pdlbooboo

    10 years ago on Introduction

    thats an output jack on the guitar itself... the music comes out of the guitar and into the amp. The amp has the input jack

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    iamlopainus
    iamlopainus

    10 years ago on Introduction

    i would agree with KFBass...for most things worth playing one must know how to read actual music, not tab. Tab is very hard when you are working with a whole band.

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    KFBass
    KFBass

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Maybe add an extra page about reading music on the bass?