A Bass Player Should Never Blame His Tools!
Understand Your Gear From The Ground Up
Don’t Fight Your Bass Any Longer!
10 Lesson Mini Course Covering Bass Setup, Tone, Effects and More!
“Understanding the physical makeup and setup of your bass is essential in developing the feel and tone you’ve always wanted”
“Adjusting the bass truss rod, setting the correct intonation and experimenting with the string height are all things we know are important for getting the most out of our instrument but there’s always the temptation to rely on luthiers and repairmen in performing even simple bass setups. DIY setups can seem so daunting”
“We can also spend so much time dealing solely with playing and practice that we don’t take a minute to work on the actual tone and sound of the notes we’re playing.”
“Setup, Tone & Gear Essentials provides you with the skills necessary to perform your own basic setup before diving deep into the world of tone creation”
Mark J Smith (Creator of Talkingbass)
Don’t Take My Word For It….
As an adult educator with 30 plus years experience, I find your teaching and support materials to be excellent.
Rob P. – Australia
Mark is very focused in the lessons. There is no waste of time or gap fillers. It’s to the point and well prepared
Alexander Fuchs – Germany
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Setup, Tone & Gear Essentials Course?
Setup, Tone & Gear Essentials is designed to give any bass player a foundation in bass setup and a well rounded knowledge of all aspects of bass guitar tone creation from physical technique through to effects and equalisation.
What level of player is the course aimed at?
The course is aimed at any player from beginner to intermediate level although even advanced players might benefit from certain aspects of the course. It’s always good to go back over the fundamentals.
How Long Are The Lessons?
The lesson length’s vary but the complete course is over 3 hours in length.
How is the course presented? Do I Download Anything?
The course is hosted on the Talkingbass website so there are no video files to download. There is a lesson material zip file for each module containing a Course Workbook and any relevant practice tracks.
Can I see a Sample Lesson from the course?
Of course you can. Here’s a short clip from the Bass Setup Lesson:
How Do I Purchase The Course?
Simply click on the Enroll Now button below. From that page you will be able to pay for the course via Paypal or Debit/Credit card.