Essential Accessories Every Bass Guitarist Needs

On this page I would like to present you a couple of essential tools and accessories which every bass guitarist needs. Most of this resources I use myself and have good experience with, this is why I present them here.

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String Cleaner – I use this to clean my strings regularly after each playing. This will clean your strings as well as brighten the sound and enable you play to faster. It will also prolong fingerboard life.
best bass guitar string cleanerGuitar Polish & Cleaner – This is a spray which is great to clean and preserve your guitar, it removes fingerprints and smudges and will make guitar shine like it´s new! It is quite affordable and will last you for quite some time. You can also buy the complete cleaning pack.

Tools and Accessories

Dual Design Straplock – Straplock system will enable you a quickly release for your strap, and most importantly, it will prevent your bass guitar to accidently drop and hit the floor.

Classic Leather Guitar Strap – In my opinion leather straps are most durable, they are good looking too. There is nothing like classic black leather, in the link is exact one that I use.

Guitar Stand – A safe and well designed stand, well built and convenient to use. It can hold both acoustic and electric guitars.

Gator Case Deluxe – This is a sturdy case will serve as good protection for your precious instrument. It looks nice too.

Bass Guitar CaseChromatic Tuner & Metronome – It is useful for beginners to correctly tune the instrument as well as keep you in the right metric. If you prefer the classic metronome, this one will do the job as well.

Boss Dr. Rhythm – I advise every student of bass guitar to get himself a good rhyhtm machine. This can be a bit more expensive, but you can get a used one too. Rhythm machine will develop your ear and feeling for rhythm. Drummer and bassist are the most important part of the rhythm section, this will help you listen to the drummer.

Bass Guitar Effects Processor – I don´t recommend beginner players to use special effects when learning and practicing, they should stick to the clean sound and first develop good basis. But once a player gets more proficient, various effects can be great and will enhance your music!

Bass Guitar Amplifier – I personally use a Polytone Mini Brute III, but it is no longer produced. If I would buy a new one, Hartke would certainly be at the top of my list.

Hartke Kickback Combo AmplifierSo what equipement do you use? Feel free to drop a comment!

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