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Bass Guitar Setup and Stringing: A Comprehensive Guide

$19.99 $12.00

4.88 (12 reviews)


What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to set up your bass so it plays and sounds just how you like it
  • Learn how to adjust the truss rod, string height, intonation, action, and more
  • Learn three different ways to properly tune your bass
  • Learn the proper way to restring your bass
  • Learn how to get different tones from your bass
  • Learn tips and tricks to keep your instrument in tune

Would you like to immediately sound better on bass guitar and extend the life of your beloved instrument?

Then grab your bass and let us show you how to improve the sound and playability of your instrument almost instantly!

This course shows you everything you need to know to properly string your bass, as well as how to set it up perfectly and have it playing like an absolute dream.

No expensive or complicated tools needed either.  Just a few simple tools that you probably already have in your house.

Best of all, you’ll save big money because it can cost upwards of $55 or more to have a professional do what you can easily do yourself with the simple, step-by-step instructions you’ll see in this course.

Perhaps your bass does not play as well as it used to … or maybe your bass just wont stay in tune as long as it once did … or perhaps you hear that ugly buzzing sound on certain frets … or maybe your action has slowly gotten higher and higher.

Well, these are all normal things that happen to a bass guitar over time. Your bass guitar, after all, has moving parts that need periodic adjustment and refinement to keep the instrument within specs and playing and sounding like you want.

But why not learn to perform these simple adjustments yourself?  You’ll not only sound better immediately, but you’ll now have the ability to fix any issues on the fly— and save a significant amount of money in the process.

We go over all the tools you need to complete a setup. And we keep it easy, just a few simple tools will get the job done. You will amaze yourself when you hear the difference that a few simple adjustments can make!

In this course you will learn:

-The proper way to string your bass and replace those old strings. When old strings don’t hold their tune and take on that dreadful “dead” sound, they need to be replaced. Every bassist should know how to properly replace their own strings. This is something you will have to do quite often, so you will want to learn the proper procedure because improperly installed strings won’t stay in tune and won’t perform their best. You’ll discover tips and tricks to make this process easy. We literally show you which string is which, how to cut the strings to the proper length, and how to properly wind the string to the peg. You will also learn what to do to new strings to help keep them in tune.  We leave no stone unturned and start from scratch so that no one gets left behind.

-All about truss rod adjustment.  You’ll learn how to adjust the truss rod to perfectly set your bass guitar neck relief. We show you the proper way to perform this critical adjustment.

-How set your bass action. You’ll learn how to adjust the string height to set your bass guitar’s action to your exact preference. If you like your action low and fast, no problem, as we show you how. Or maybe you like your action a little higher, so that you have more room to work the notes — we’ll show you that, too.

-How to set the intonation. You’ll learn how to check and set your bass guitar’s intonation so that your notes sound to pitch where they should.

-Learn three different methods to tune your bass. Why three?  Well, some people find one way easier than another way.  Knowing all three gives you the flexibility to work with your instrument in the way you prefer.

In our bonus tone lesson you will learn about all the factors that contribute to your overall tone. Learn about the volume and tone controls on your bass and how the affect tone. Learn how to get different tones from tonal adjustments. Learn about pickups and how active versus passive pickups affect tone. Go from bright and punchy to dark and muffled — whatever your preference.   You’ll learn how to get various tones quickly and easily.

You will also see a fun bass tapping lesson to introduce you to fretboard tapping. Learn how to get some awesome, unique sounds from your bass. This is a technique that you can really run with and get creative.

Bottom line:  This is a comprehensive course that will give you and your bass a lifetime of playing pleasure.  You’ll also gain a ton of confidence in being able to control your instrument better.  This will translate into advancing more quickly in your playing skill.

Feel free to email us any questions and we wish you the best in all your musical endeavors,

David Taub, Next Level Guitar Inc.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone wanting to set up and adjust their bass guitar
  • Anyone wanting to know the proper way to restring their bass

Course content

  • The proper way to string the bass guitar – change those strings!
  • Setting up your bass guitar – The Tools needed
  • Setting up your bass – Adjust the truss rod – dial in the neck relief perfectly!
  • Setting up your bass – adjusting the string height – set that action!
  • Setting up the bass – checking and setting the Intonation
  • How to tune your bass guitar – 3 popular methods
  • Bonus lesson on getting a good bass tone and getting tonal variety
  • Bonus Bass Lesson on Fretboard tapping – create new and different sounds

12 reviews for Bass Guitar Setup and Stringing: A Comprehensive Guide

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.


  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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