The Essentials of Maintaining a Bass Guitar
Once you've taken the plunge and bought a bass guitar, you want to do everything you can to maintain it. Maintaining a bass guitar includes cleaning it, storing it properly, making repairs and adjustments, and changing the strings when needed.
Before you attempt any adjustments or cleaning for a bass guitar, you need to assemble the right tools. Knowing what to include in a bass guitar cleaning and repair kit will ensure that you are prepared [more…]
Guitars are surprisingly hardy creatures. You can subject them to a rigorous performing schedule, keep them up all night, bang on them relentlessly, and they don’t mind a bit. Generally speaking, guitars [more…]
At some point, your bass is going to need some repairs. You can do many minor repairs on your bass yourself in order to keep it in top-notch playing condition. The trick is knowing which repairs you can [more…]
If you know how to raise and lower the bridge on a bass guitar, you can make slight adjustments to the action of your bass. The saddles on the bridge can be lowered or raised by turning the screws at the [more…]
At some point, every instrument, including the guitar, requires some kind of repair. Although you can fix a wide variety of guitar problems yourself, some repairs [more…]
Some bassists think that you don’t need to change strings on a bass guitar until they unravel (the strings, not the bassists), but to keep your bass working properly, you need to know when to change the [more…]