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May 2014

Articles by Heiko Hoepfinger

Choosing Magnetic Bass Pickups

August 10, 2012
Once you’ve stated your goals, you can investigate how manufacturers describe their products and then figure out how your goals and these descriptions fit together.
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From Strings to Voltage

July 9, 2012
Fig. 1 The most popular bass pickup shapes in historical order from older (top) to newer designs. Fig. 2 A single-coil pickup with magnets, bobbin, and final wiring. So
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Active Versus Passive Tone Controls

June 8, 2012
To gain more control over our sound, should we turn to onboard active electronics or simply rely on our amps to do the job instead?
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Passive Tone Controls

May 11, 2012
Let’s stay with the “cheap and easy” theme this month and explore passive tone controls.
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Cheap and Easy Bass Mods

April 6, 2012
Two cheap and non-destructive mods that add functionality and tonal variety to your instrument.
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Bass Mods - When, Where, and Why?

March 9, 2012
$0$0 As bassists, we’re used to peering into control cavities like this, but our guitarist buddies might faint at the sight.$0 $0Low-enders! Welcome to the Bass Bench, my new column
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