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May 2014

Articles by Heiko Hoepfinger

Bass Bench: Tuning Stability

March 21, 2014
Having problems keeping your bass in tune? Before you swap out the tuning machines, ponder a few facts.
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Bass Bench: Bass Ramps--Right for You?

February 14, 2014
This simple add-on improves speed, consistency, and tone quality for some players.
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Bass Bench: The Future of Bass, Pt. 2

January 10, 2014
When it comes to exploring innovation in the bass realm, how far are you willing to go?
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Bass Bench: The Future of Bass

December 18, 2013
Where is bass design headed and why should you care?
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Bass Bench: Dropped-Tuning Delirium

November 22, 2013
Hey, low-enders! Discover the sonic and creative benefits of detuning your bottom string.
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Bass Bench: Beef Up Your 4-String

November 1, 2013
You can extend the range on a bass without adding more strings. Check out the pros and cons of several approaches and read what Michael Manring says about the emotional power of altered tunings.
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Bass Bench: Name That Bass

September 25, 2013
Sure, we’ve all seen oddball instruments, but it’s rare to find a bass this weird.
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The Bass Bench: Adding a Trem System to Your Bass

September 6, 2013
Ever think about adding a whammy bar to your bass? Discover what’s available and learn the pros and cons of different trem technologies.
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Bass Bench: Forgotten Gadgets—The Bass Whammy

August 9, 2013
Bass trems may seem like a gimmick at first, but there's more to them than meets the eye.
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String Nut or Zero Fret?

July 5, 2013
The zero fret takes care of the intonation and, more importantly, establishes the correct and minimal string height.
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