So you have a bass player in your life, and you're not sure what to get him or her for the holidays? Well look no further. Here's a few of our favorite gifts to give (and receive!) for that special bass player on your list.
1) Effect Pedals
Pedals are toys for adults. They're compact, colorful, boxes of pure fun. Every new pedal adds a whole new dimension to their playing, unleashes creativity, and can lead to hours of fun playing and tinkering. There are tons of options - from high-end boutique pedals to more budget-friendly options...
I tried it all.
I boiled. I soaked. I wiped.
Boiling in water helped for a bit, but my strings were brittle, and rusted. Soaking in alcohol was a pain. Other wipes didn't seem to do much at all.
I'd end up just buying more and more strings. Again and again. They'd sound great for a while - a couple weeks if I was lucky - and then, poof. My clear, bright, cutting tone would slowly descend into mud.
There had to be a better way.
After much research, and many rounds...