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Setting Up Intonation

In this lesson I will show you how to check and adjust the intonation on your bass. In this case, I am playing a Fender Jazz Getty Lee Edition bass with a Badass bridge using a phillips head screwdriver and tuner to adjust the intonation.

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Intro to 5-String Bass

In this lesson, I will introduce you to the 5 string bass. I'll talk about the two different standard kinds of 5 strings and go over their features.

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Tone Bone: U Bass for Funk

In this Tone Bone lesson, I'll show you how the U Bass can be used for funk and soul music, emulating the sound of a Precision Bass with flatwound strings and the tone controls turned down.

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ToneBone: UBass

In this lesson, I will show you the Ubass instrument, which is a very small acoustic bass that you can amplify. Its a great tone to add to your arsenal.

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Muted Thumb Technique

In this lesson, I will show you a technique for using your thumb to pluck the strings while muting the strings with your palm to created a dark, thumpy tone good for funk or reggae and even old blues.

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Tone Bone: Distortion

In this lesson, I will show you how distortion can affect your bass tone. Distortion pedals often imitate the sound of tube bass amps. I use a SansAmp Bass DI driver pedal in my rig and I will show you how it sounds with various settings.

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Drop D Tuning

In this lesson, we'll explore an alternate tuning for the bass, drop D. In this tuning, the low E string is tuned down a whole step to D.

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Tone Bone: Aphex Punch Factory

In this tone bone video, we'll look and listen to the Aphex Punch Factory optical compressor. Its one of the better sounding pedal compressors that I've used and a good start to learning about compressors on the bass.

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Tone Bone: Flatwounds

In this lesson, I will show you a bass with flatwound strings and talk about how they affect your tone. Flatwounds are a great way to get a vintage sound from your electric bass. I'll also show you a string muffling technique using a piece of foam pipe insulation to get an even more old school tone.

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How To Use An Amp

In this lesson I will discuss how to use your bass amp and cover the basic function of the controls.

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