You don’t need a lot of equipment to make a great bass.
In fact, you might even find it easier than you think to just get your guitar, bass, and amp to work together, thanks to some basic rules.
Have a good setup for the amps.
You should have two or more guitars in your setup, ideally with a bass amp, and a speaker system.
If you’re not sure about the setup for your amp, take a look at the amp’s specifications and make sure you’re able to connect it to your amp’s amp chain.
Make sure the amp can handle the volume.
The amp’s wiring should also be sturdy enough for your amplifier to handle.
If your amplifier doesn’t have a volume control, it can still handle it, but you’ll want to be sure it can handle loud speakers and the volume can be set with a slider.
Build a bass setup.
The goal is to get the amps in sync.
To do this, your amp should work with your other instruments and instruments in your music collection.
You want to have one amp that can run your bass guitar, and one that can handle your electric guitar, piano, or other instruments.
Make the amp and amp chain work.
Your amp should have a bass tone control and two volume knobs.
Your speaker system should have its own volume control.
You’ll want both of those knobs to work with the bass amp’s volume control (see the next step).
Put the amps into the right order.
If everything works, you’ll get the sound you want.
If things aren’t working out, there’s no point in trying to fix it.
If there’s a problem, get a replacement amplifier and do your best to get it to work as you’d like.
For instance, if you’ve got a guitar that can play bass guitar and an electric guitar that you can’t play, you may want to get a new electric guitar.
If the electric guitar’s not doing the job, try switching your guitar to an electric bass.
Build your amp.
Next, you should have the amp in the right place in your guitar case.
To get the amp into the correct place, your guitar should have an adjustable mounting bracket that can be easily adjusted.
If it’s not adjustable, the guitar might need to be changed.
Install your amp chain and amp controls.
If all of that is going well, you’re done.
Make a note of which amp controls your guitar uses and put them in your amp case.
Then put your guitar in the amp chain, and your amp in a place where it’s easy to get into your amp and get the best sound.
If anything needs adjustment, do it yourself.
Turn your amp on.
Now, turn your amp back on.
Make certain that your amp controls are set to their best settings.
If they aren’t, they’ll need to go to a different amp.
For example, if the bass guitar controls are on bass, then the electric amp controls should be on electric.
Set the amp to its highest setting.
For a bass guitar player, setting the bass tone to maxed out will give you the best possible bass tone.
If, on the other hand, your electric bass player is playing with an electric piano, you want the electric piano’s bass to be in the bass range.
If that’s not the case, then set your electric piano to the lowest setting.
Play the bass.
When your guitar is set to its lowest setting, make sure that the amp is turned on.
Once you’re in the lowest position, you can play with the amp at any time.
Set your bass to its best setting.
If a certain setting is too high, you won’t be able to hear your instrument at all.
Set that setting to its absolute lowest setting and then turn the amp back up.
You can then play with your instrument with the lowest settings set.
Play with the guitar.
When the amp settings are set correctly, you have the best bass tone and the best tone control you can get.
If something is off, you need to try playing with the different settings, setting them to their highest setting, and then switching to another amp.
Turn the amp off.
Turn off the amp.
Now you should be able hear your bass tone as well as your electric tone.
Set up your guitar for live performances.
Make it sound like you’re playing on stage.
This should be easy for you to do, because you already have all the instruments in the system.
The only thing you have to do is set your amp to the best settings you’ve set.
The best setting should be the one that best matches the instruments playing.
For the electric bass, the best setting is the lowest, but for the electric violin, the highest setting should go to the highest