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Passive Tone Controls Explained

What is a passive tone control? A Passive Tone control is a low pass filter comprised of a three-way variable resistor (potentiometer), and a capacitor. How does a passive tone control work? The passive tone control on your electric bass guitar is a subtractive device. The capacitor allows high frequencies to pass or be bled… Read more »

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[Bass of the Week] Krashburn (KBG) JBass5 Lefty

We don’t see many lefty basses get submitted for Bass of the Week, so it was nice to see a mean, green (literally) lefty machine pop in the inbox. Builder James Kefalas writes: A close friend has been playing bass for years and asked me to build a lefty Jazz Style bass in 5 string…. Read more »

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Rush YYZ Isolated Bass Track

Bless the modern internet for being able to provide us stuff like this. If you ever wanted to hear the raw sound of Geddy’s bass on YYZ, just watch the video below and check it out. A common point of debate is whether Geddy used both a Fender Jazz and a Rickenbacker on this song…. Read more »