Friday, July 24, 2015

Tube Bass Amps – What are the Benefits?

Bass Amps |
Have you ever used a tube bass amp? Are you interested in investing in a tube amp and looking for some information about the advantages of tube bass amps? Bass Central is here to help you. Many people have opinions on the tube vs. solid state argument, so we thought we would provide you info about the benefits of using a tube amp.

When it gets right down to it, tube amps have a warmer sound quality. When you play one up against a solid state amp, you can tell that the sound has more of that classic sound that you’ve heard on your favorite records from back in the day. That said, someone looking for a more precise and cutting sound should probably go for a solid state amp.  Power tubes may be a bit expensive, but many bass players who just want a sound that is smooth and responsive have sworn by these amps.

When you shop for bass amps on Bass Central, you’ll have no problem finding the right amp for your needs. Whether you are a professional player who wants a unique boutique bass amp or are just starting out and looking for something simple, we provide unparalleled selections that are perfect for bass players of all skill levels.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Bass Players in Print – Books by Bass Players

Bass Guitars |
As you know, bass players are many faceted individuals. Not only do they provide an integral part of any music group, many bass players are great observers who have written great books about their time playing music. Check out this list of great books by bass players and pick one up next time you are ready to read a book about your favorite bassists:

  • SNAKES! GUILLOTINES! ELECTRIC CHAIRS! My Adventures in the Alice Cooper Group – One of the newest books on this list, bass player Dennis Dunaway has put together this great book about his time playing in the original Alice Cooper group.
  • Lobotomy – Surviving The Ramones – You may not be surprised that Dee Dee Ramone has a lot to say about his time playing in the Ramones. As the main songwriter to many punk classics, Dee Dee’s amazing story covers his times on the streets, as well as being held at gunpoint by Phil Spector.
  • Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead – Everyone knows about Phil Lesh, the bass player for the Grateful Dead! Read deeper into his story and celebrate this legendary group by picking up this excellent book!

After picking up these books, you may be inspired to pick up a new bass, amp, or accessories. Bass Central has a huge selection of bass guitars and is prepared to help you find the right instruments for your needs!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Fender Jazz Bass - Bass to the Stars

There are hundreds of bass amps out there and tons of amazing ones are available through Bass Central. So, if you don’t have a certain amp in mind, there are a lot of questions you should ask yourself before placing an order. Do you want that warm tube amp sound? Are you interested in a combo amp? Do you need to find something for the studio that won’t be used in a live situation? Here are some important points you should consider before making a purchase:
  • The Right Speaker Setup – Not all speakers are created equal. Some are louder than others. If you need a louder speaker, you should look into which selections have more power behind them.
  • Can You Carry It – Performing with the amp? You’ll need something that you can carry. You shouldn’t purchase amps that have complicated setups for live situations unless you have a roadie to set it up for you.
  • The Right Modeling Options – When you need to shape your sound, it’s important to have modeling abilities. For players that are picky about their tones or just need to achieve a variety of sounds, look for amps that have more sound shaping abilities. 
Now that you are thinking about what you need, head to Bass Central to find amazing deals on bass amps. Our business is dedicated to providing you with brand-name, boutique bass amps at prices you won’t find at other businesses.