Fender American Professional II Precision vs American Original ’60s Precision

I had the chance to compare those basses side-to-side. Here is a list of significant differences that I have observed. Mind you: This list is highly subjective and might differ from bass to bass as well. PropertyDecisivePro IIAO '60sWeight⭐️LightHeavyNeck⭐️Comfortable, just rightToo wide, uncomfortableNeck diveNoneModerateSoundTight bassLow-mid orientedBurpyLess trebleBassyBass + Low-mid orientedLess burpMore trebleString balance⭐️GreatAverageColorEye-catching, sparkly optionsClassic … Continue reading Fender American Professional II Precision vs American Original ’60s Precision

How to tame boomy bass frequencies on live gigs

My tool of choice to solve such problems is using a parametric EQ pedal. I have an Empress ParaEQ, but you can pick any model you like. Here is how it goes: Set the frequency knob to an average position - like 500Hz.Set the Q narrow.Turn up the volume of that frequency (500Hz) very loudly.Start … Continue reading How to tame boomy bass frequencies on live gigs

Fender American Professional II Precision Bass Review

I had the chance to test this stunningly beautiful bass for a couple of hours, through multiple amps with different cab sizes. I'd like to share my opinions. Keep in mind that wood is not consistent - two instruments with the same brand & model may differ wildly. Another Pro-II P bass might be better … Continue reading Fender American Professional II Precision Bass Review

Why we own multiple guitars

I'll try to answer this question by putting my current music life under the spotlight. Here is a list of my recent bands, and how good my alternative basses match them. Scores BandStyleP with flatsP with nickelsJ with steelsAkın EldesAcoustic123Cenk SoyakPower Trio123Istanbul Funk UnitFunk132Jozi LeviLatin/Jazz321MinzenAmbient123Özge EstekinSoul/Jazz321PinyataPop/Rock231TushePop/Rock231 Let's summarize the scores. SubjectP with flatsP with nickelsJ … Continue reading Why we own multiple guitars

Does neck profile affect bass sound?

Introduction This ancient question is asked occasionally; and the answers vary wildly. Some claim that a bigger/thicker neck correlates to a bigger/stronger sound, while others claim that neck profile doesn't affect the sound at all. So, what is the truth? Theory one: Neck profile affects the sound, and some people don't hear it because their … Continue reading Does neck profile affect bass sound?

Cali76 Compact Bass vs Hyper Luminal

If you need to go over compression basics, check this article first. This article is a subjective comparison of two prominent bass compressor pedals. The content below is mostly subjective; so I won't bother typing "this is just my opinion", "YMMV", etc. after every other sentence. Consider them applied. Both compressors offer similar functionality; such … Continue reading Cali76 Compact Bass vs Hyper Luminal

What’s wrong with scooping the mids of your bass?

Human ear can hear sounds between (roughly) 20Hz and 20KHz. And it is not objective; we hear some frequencies better than others - typically the mids. Generally speaking (ignoring artistic philosophies and whatnot); humans like to hear a full spectrum in a song where all frequencies between 20Hz and 20KHz are occupied and the volumes … Continue reading What’s wrong with scooping the mids of your bass?