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Physics of Bass

This article is intended to explain the actual physics of how a bass guitar works. I'll start with explaining some of the theory involved around the movement of the strings, and how different tones, or pitches, are achieved. Next I'll explain how this movement of the strings interact with the pickups to produce a signal that can be transfered to the amplifier. The last bit of the signal chain, from the amp input to the speaker cone, will not be covered in depth, but will get a superficial explanation. I don't assume any advanced physics skills from the reader, so I'll try to keep things as simple as possible.

Amps & Cabs 101

The purpose of this article is to explain how amps and cabs work together in a rig. I'm going to explain how the power from the amp is distributed to cabs, and what effect the cab load has on the amp's power output. I'll show the three most common combinations of amp and cabs, and explain how you can calculate loads.

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Welcome to Bassplaying.com

It's my pleasure to welcome you to bassplaying.com. I know many of you will be visiting from other great bass sites like ActiveBass and TalkBass. I think bassplaying.com will have a lot to offer internet bassists around the world. I hope it will become your favorite bass site. So please join us in creating content and discussions related to bass playing.

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Bassplaying.com is a place for people who play bass guitar. It strives to be a friendly community where bass players can hang out, trade ideas, learn new techniques, and share views on anything relevant to playing bass. (When you're not in the mood to talk about bass, you can discuss anything at all at the Wheat and Barley Pub.)

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