0 Introduction

This website contains a vast collection of technical facts a bass guitar player might want to know about his or her amplification equipment. It does not cover the bass guitar itself. The information is not intended as a buying guide, although it should provide more insight in the technical aspects of bass guitar amplification, in order for the reader to come to the music shop better prepared.

This knowledge base was first published on Talkbass.com, the world's largest online bass player community. If you need more information, the Talkbass Amps FAQ thread has links to a huge number of discussions and other resources about bass guitar amps and cabinets.

This work is released under a Creative Commons License

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The author is a professional electronics engineer and amateur musician, playing bass guitar in rock and metal bands. Whenever a live stage is described in this document, the focus is on rock and metal music and the accompanying sound pressure levels.

Questions? Feel free to email me at jorisfuzzcraft.com

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