Sterling by Music Man SUB Ray4 easy upgrades (revisited)

It’s been a while since we’ve mentioned this specific bass, but due to the fact we get repeated requests about it, we’re talking about it again. The bass seen above has the unnecessarily long title of “Sterling by Music Man S.U.B. Ray4“, which most bass players simply refer to as “Sterling SUB Ray4” or even … Read more

This is what a Seymour Duncan SPB-3 bass pickup sounds like in a Fender Precision Bass

The Seymour Duncan SPB-3 is a force to be reckoned with, as it is a “quarter pounder” split-coil. This is a popular pickup upgrade for P-Bass owners because of its loud-and-good output combined with extended frequency range due to its quarter-inch-wide pole pieces. After using the SPB-3, you will quickly realize that the wider poles … Read more

Understanding Gain

(contributed by Robert Giovannetti of Vannetti Bass Designs and Best Bass Gear) Gain is often misinterpreted to be synonymous with volume because they both sound like they mean the same thing, especially when referencing amplifier heads. Compound this with the fact that raising or lowering an instrument’s or amp’s gain will affect its volume, and … Read more