If you are to look at any system that has a serious car stereo in it you will most likely notice that most have a digital sound processor. The first time I saw one of these I thought it was just an overpriced bass boost, and that my current amp would do basically the same thing. Little did I know that a bass processor is much more than a bass boost.
A bass processor is installed before any crossovers or signal processors. So it would be hooked up right after your in dash unit. Always install before your crossover. At first you might think that a bass processor would be just for bass heads. This is not the case a bass processor can also improve the low end sound of all music from classical to rap. So what exactly does it do?
A good bass processor contains a circuit that accurately recreates and injects low frequency information back into the signal, giving your bass more impact. A bass processor will also allow you to customize this low end power to your specific vehicle. It does this by allowing you control the para-bass functions. What this does is allows you to adjust the sweep and the width of the bass.
The sweep will let you pick a certain frequency you want the bass restoration circuit to maximize. Having a lower sweep the bass will be centered around lower frequencies. While having the sweep higher means it will be centered around a higher frequency. While the width allows you to control how wide of a frequency range it will effect. If you have the width low the bass will be centered around a smaller frequency range, and turning this up higher will increase the frequency range.
So with all this bass processing going on you might be worried about your expensive subwoofers. I know that is something I was worried about when I first installed a “epicenter” by Audio Control a popular bass processor. I was mainly worried about the subsonic frequencies that can damage your stereo equipment.
If you look at any good bass processor will come with what is called subsonic filter. Subsonic frequencies are those that are not audible to the human ear. Sound frequencies that are below 20Hz are considered subsonic. A good bass processor will have a subsonic filter that will make sure you don’t waste your car stereo’s power on this subsonic information and will make sure you are putting all of your systems power to good use.
A subsonic filter is a huge feature to being able to fine tune your bass response. On most systems setting this filter at 33Hz will be good. If you want to protect you’re your speaker system even more though you can try a higher frequency. Often a higher frequency will sound louder and cleaner.
So whether your interest is in Beethoven’s kettle drums, Miles Davis’ trumpet, or the percussion of rap music, a digital bass processor will restore those long lost bass notes.
Source by Nathan S Rees
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The guitar has a long standing tradition of being the 'bad boy' of the instrument world, and with that reputation has come a great deal of popularity. Of all the guitar types, the easiest to learn has to by far the bass, which has a longer neck, a wider body, and less strings. Because of this, you will be able to learn it much more quickly then the average guitar, by moving from one note to another.
In the end, playing the bass is all about having a sense of rhythm, and knowing what to do to enhance the sound of a song, rather than overpower it. It's a detail that enriches the music, adding to the already present foundation provided by the other instruments. It makes you a fundamental part of the band, allowing to weave a complex tone where it was only bones before.
There are a number of ways you can learn to play the bass, and you may be able to just do it yourself, out of your home. From music books that are meant to guide you through the process at your own pace, you can learn on your own, with the lowest possible cost to you. If you prefer a more visual aid, you can find numerous online courses that will teach you for a small fee, using videos, step by step instructions, and FAQ pages. Or, if you prefer a more direct approach, you can always hire someone to teach you. Check your local billboards, newspaper, community pages, or phone book for music teachers specializing in the bass.
In the end, it will take some dedication, practice, and effort, but you could be on your way to playing the bass in no time. Find your perfect sound today, and start learning to play the bass guitar!
Source by Johnathan Moostey
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Finding the right bass guitar can be tricky, especially if you're a beginner, this article is intended to provide some guidance to newbie's for purchasing their first bass guitar. Yamaha make some of the best instruments in the world and sell them at bargain prices, in the next few paragraphs I'm going to refer you to a few Yamaha bass guitars that might be just the thing for you.
First up is the RBX170 4-String Yamaha electric bass, although the manufacturer's entry level model this instrument provides some serious sound for your money. Yamaha RBX models are famous for producing really clear notes which can be use to create very pronounced bass; the single-coil pickups found on this bass really go along way. If you purchase this instrument from an online retailer it will set you back around £ 139, which you really can notgue with when you look at what you're getting, the wide-cutaway contours make this Yamaha bass guitar really comfortable to play .
If you've got a little bit more cash to spend then you may want to take a look at the Yamaha RBX 374 Electric bass, at £ 269 this is a rather more expensive instrument but this is more than made up for by its astounding versatility . The pickups are equipped with a 2 band active Q and bending spot which allows the player to toggle between a variety of different tones; in fact I'd be surprised if Yamaha bass guitar did not have a tone suitable for every musical style.
Many of you may raise your eye brows when I suggest looking at a Yamaha 5-string bass, the instrument is harmonious with heavy metal and rock music and will not even be considered by most bassists, however the Yamaha RBX 375 5-String is different and I'll show you why. The RBX pickups accompanying this instrument are great for playing anything from country music to 70's funk; it is a hugely versatile bass which looks great as well. Having said this, this instrument is capable of producing some huge sounds, its pickups are actually specially designed to be played at volume and reduce fret buzz, if you're into your heavy metal this Yamaha bass guitar is definitely worth a look.
Source by Edward Cottam
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In this bass guitar lesson you will learn to play a melody with the help of bass tablature. To play melodies is a great way to practice finger dexterity and you can actually play them to your friends!
First we will take a look at a bass tablature staff:
These four lines represent the strings on your bass guitar. We will assume that you have four strings on your bass. The top line represents the first string on your guitar, the string with the highest pitch or the G-string.
On these lines you will find numbers telling you to press down your fingers on the frets. Here is an example:
The number 3 tells you to press down the third fret on the third string and play the note. The number 0 tells you to play the open second string, that is, without pressing down a fret.
In this bass guitar lesson you will play the melody in the second position. That means that you play all the notes on the second fret with your index finger, the notes on the third fret with your middle finger and so on.
I will write down the lyrics to the song Amazing Grace one line at a time. Below every line I will give you the corresponding melody written with tablature notation as previously explained. Let us start with the first line:
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind, but now I see
I suggest that you learn the melody by heart and practice it using the previously mentioned fingerings.
Source by Peter Edvinsson