To amplify something means to increase it. A bass amp basically increases the volume of your bass sound. It’s important for you to buy a bass amp as soon as possible. If you can’t hear yourself, you can quickly develop some bad habits and playing technique which are only obvious when amplified. You can check out my bass technique pointers on studybass.
In this bass amplifier FAQ, I will try to answer the most common amp questions I hear from my students. This is all stuff a bass player should know to some degree.
I'm just putting these bass amp articles together. Please be patient and check back soon for more articles.
bass amp basics
The basic components of bass amps and some of the terminology used to describe them.
bass preamps part 1
What preamps are, preamp inputs, gain, and EQ settings.
bass preamps part 2
Effects loops, limiters, outputs, and other preamp info.
bass cabinet guide
Here I explain a lot of the technical jargon related to bass cabinets and things you should consider before buying a bass cabinet.
how to hookup bass heads and cabinets
A lot can go wrong if you don't get this right. Understand ohms and hooking up multiple bass cabinets to your bass head.