When it comes to volume, wattage is only part of the equation
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Learn about pickup options that retain classic single-coil sound while eliminating hum.
A must-have live/recording sound processor
Since the electric bass has a wider dynamic range than many instruments, compression is often applied in order to maintain a more even volume level and to match the dynamics of the kick drum. When peaks are reduced, the entire bass part can be boosted in the mix without adding distortion.
Pristine, present tone that’s made to last
Tone guru Peter Janis of Radial Engineering gets into the nuts and bolts of true bypass, and how to alleviate the noise and tone-sucking impact of effects signal chains and long cable runs. He also addresses buffers, what they do, and how to feed and switch between multiple amps without adding noise.