The bridge of any bass guitar has an impactful effect on its sound and playability, from intonation and string height (also called action) to stability. Upgrading can help improve these areas as well. Important to ensuring the underside of the bridge is perpendicular to the top of your bass is checking it with an experienced […]
A chord is composed of multiple notes played simultaneously on one fret. Frets are strips of metal placed along the neck that allow players to easily finger individual notes for playing chords. If the chord appears as “PM,” use palm muting (i.e. laying your right hand’s edge across its strings to dampen them with your
When strings vibrate, they produce an ever-shifting magnetic field which the conductive coil converts into electrical signals that can then be read by your bass amplifier to form its unique tone. Bass bridge pickups feature thinner and brighter sound signatures, closer to the string’s anchor point. This type of pickup works especially well for fast
Banjo bridges play an essential part in shaping the sound of your instrument, from thick designs to compensated ones. General rule dictates that bridge should be placed at twice the distance from nut to 12th fret, however intonation checks with both fretted 12th fret note and open string notes can help determine where your bridge
Wonderwall was Oasis’ biggest hit in the 1990s and propelled them to the forefront of music scene. An easy song to learn, its popularity led many notable artists like Ryan Adams to cover it. This song is also suitable for beginning guitarists due to its chord voicings and strumming pattern, making it simple for newcomers.
The bass guitar is an extremely popular musical instrument. Its sound provides key rhythm and harmony components of songs; basses can be plucked, strummed, slapped, or even thumped to produce sound effects. A bass is an instrument with four strings and typically smaller dimensions than standard electric or acoustic guitars. Primarily used as an accompaniment
The banjo is a stringed instrument commonly seen in popular music such as Foggy Mountain Breakdown or films such as Bonnie and Clyde. Understanding its parts is vital in understanding its sound. The main contributors to a banjo’s sound are its rim and tone ring, with changes in depth of resonator impacting tone as well.
No matter your experience level or skill set as a guitar player, understanding the parts of your instrument is vitally important. Understanding its components allows you to quickly distinguish among various models and also makes tinkering easier on your own instrument. Acoustic guitar bodies contain various parts that contribute to its tonal qualities and overall
A bass guitar setup involves making adjustments that ensure it functions effectively, such as balancing neck relief and string action, checking intonation accuracy across the fretboard, etc. Process may be handled professionally or independently depending on your level of experience. Before attempting it yourself, be sure to understand exactly what needs to be accomplished and
The bass guitar is an indispensable instrument, perfect for all genres of music from jazz to metal, as well as providing an opportunity to learn about all of its component parts. An 6 string bass guitar can provide musicians with access to more notes. Usually tuned B-E-A-D-G-C, one octave lower than its four string counterpart.