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Sepultura bass cover with Jackson JS3 bass

Proof that you don’t need an expensive bass to get great tone, YouTube user Sanitys Void rocks out using an under-$400 Jackson JS3. The fact this sounds any good at all using a camera microphone is actually quite impressive. What would you upgrade on this bass? Drop in some EMG 35 pickups, perhaps?

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[Bass of the Week] Fish Custom Guitars M-Factor 5

This week’s feature bass is a 5-string headless. Builder Jeff Ziebart writes: This is a neck through 5-string I built featuring a 5 piece center section of padauk, eastern maple, and wenge between walnut veneers. The fingerboard is cocobolo bound with bloodwood and the 24 frets are medium Evo gold colored wire. The body wings… Read more »

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"Stealing" your guitar player’s effects and getting away with it in the studio

When it comes to recording the bass guitar direct, a bass DI is the go-to stomp box for that sort of thing. However, if you ever run into the situation where you don’t have your favorite DI box at-the-ready (or if yours broke for whatever reason,) you can plug in to your guitar player’s multi-effects… Read more »