Have a question?

Ill try to answer the questions you might have here..

MarloweDK said,

December 27, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

I usually use Dunlop Nickel Strings 45-105

bobohohobassman said,

December 26, 2014 @ 5:27 pm

Hi Thomas,

May I know what strings you use on your MusicMan Stingray?

I appreciate your reply!

starflyer said,

March 9, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

Hi Marlowe;)
I really enjoy your videos, they have helped me so much..thank you!!

I was wondering if you had a video on putting your bass lines and fills together in a 4 chord progression? While I find I can follow a single chord line & fill lesson I panic when trying to make things fit in a real song.

I tried a video today but then when playing F# D A B chords I didn’t keep up trying to use fills. Could you teach/show how fills and grooves work in a real song?

Thanks so much!!

MarloweDK said,

July 31, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

Its a common problem, its two different techniques. You can lower the pickups a bit or use a compressor to even things out a bit.

I have the opposite problem, i lose bottom end when slapping

markrbb75 said,

July 31, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

Hey Thomas, I am trying to learn how to slap, but whenever I switch from finger-playing to thumb-slapping, my volume goes way up. How can I regulate this or is it something that just comes with time and practice?

serpico said,

May 2, 2012 @ 10:49 am

Hi Marlowe,
you recently posted a lick of the day, a Louis Johnson style riff bouncing off the A string (ended with a slide down from E to D). Can no longer find it – and I have REALLY looked. Could you post it again (or send the link)? Thanks, and thanks for a great site and all the great instruction!

MarloweDK said,

April 25, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

Dont have much experience with buying these

leintzmaen said,

April 25, 2012 @ 11:04 am

Howdy Marlowe,

do have any advice for an acceptable acoustic bass round 400 Euro? Thx

mylesonbass said,

January 6, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

just wondering if the video on the complete lessons on slap was ready for sale :)

masivedeath said,

December 24, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

Hi Marlow! My question to you is how did you get such a nice tone out of your Marcus Miller Jazz and does the tone blend in well in the Mix? Thanks!

alaing said,

December 11, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

Hi Marlowe,

It seems that some links are no more working .(exemple L239, L207, L 230, L119 of the 50 selected “Bass lick of the day”).

Is it normal ?

By and thanks a lot for your website

MarloweDK said,

November 27, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

Well, i have many basses and dont they all get as much “airplay” as they maybe should:-)

Cascais bassist said,

November 27, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

Can you please do more videos with your Peavey T-40? It’s the coolest bass you have but you only have 1 video, i think?


Dolfinrocker777 said,

October 1, 2011 @ 10:52 pm

Hey I have been a member of this site for a while and it is great. Thank you so much! I plan to donate sometime in the near future. Any way I know you used to have a build a track feature on this site. Where has it gone?

MarloweDK said,

October 1, 2011 @ 10:57 am

Nope, never tried a Carvin

markrbb75 said,

September 26, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

Hey Thomas, have you ever played a Carvin bass and, if so, what’s your opinion of Carvin?

markrbb75 said,

September 26, 2011 @ 12:30 am

never mind, Thomas. I found the link for “no treble”, but have to say that you really are the best brother…

markrbb75 said,

September 26, 2011 @ 12:20 am

i saw an ad for “no treble” t-shirts and now I can’t find the link.

MarloweDK said,

September 13, 2011 @ 7:18 am

Hi Gregor I only boost bass and treble, and have compression at 10 oclock, I never touch centre shift settings

GregorH said,

September 12, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

Hello Marlowe,
first, awesome site, excellent videos!

I have a question: I bought a RH450 two weeks ago and played with it some hours already – LOVE THE SOUND! I mostly play a EBMusicMan 4String 2-EQ and would love to know your EQ and EQ center shift settings you have set for your funky slap sound.
Still searching the perfect tone 😉

Thanks a lot!!

MarloweDK said,

March 13, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

I dont know the names in english of the chords and splitters (after all I AM danish, ha ha), look at the pictures on the recording tutorial page.
Otherwise yuo might just go to Korgs homepage and look at the technical specifications.
talkbass.com has some discussions on the subject too I think

BassDownLow said,

March 13, 2011 @ 6:43 am

Hi marlowedk,

I was thinking about purchasing one of the pandoras you recomended in your youtube recording page. However I want to know what cords additionally i need to record in my computer and if i need and special things for my mac or pc. COuld you give me the names of the spliteers or whatever cords i need so i can pick them up at radio shack. You should fix it up on the recording tutorial page. thank you

MarloweDK said,

March 12, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

Supreme? We never get to be that. Im constantly doubting my own playing , but when you feel stuck its actually because you are getting better as strange as it sounds. Just play all the time, write in “bass” in youtube and yuo will get inspired right away – I know I do;-)

Anthony1993 said,

March 12, 2011 @ 9:51 am

Hello MarloweDK,
Youre an excellent bass player and a superb teacher and I have always been inspired by you.

I am getting to a point after playing for 4 years, where i feel like i am not progressing. To give you an idea of where I am at, I can play Marcus Millers run for cover, Power and Scoop. ‘Glide’ by pleasure, err…some of your faster fingerstly stuff, and a a fair bit ofdouble thumbing work you do.

I am just confused? How can I get technically better? how long does it take to be SUPREME?

thanks marlowe, even if you dont reply :)

MarloweDK said,

March 9, 2011 @ 10:43 pm

Well, yuo just need to warm them up be playing nice and slow when yuo start practicing, I can have cold and stiff fingers too at first before i start practicing, especially if Ive been at the computer for some time – as we modern humans do;-)

vlado said,

March 9, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

Hello Marlow, this site is great, it helped me quite a lot. Anyway, I started playing bass some 8 months ago and it’s been loads of fun but I always have the same problem: my hands, my fingers are frozen! I know I could be much faster and much more precise if I could keep them warm all the time but that’s just not possible. Sometimes I just use a pick, because fingers on my right hand are completely numb (and I started to like that ‘treble’ sound) So do you have any advice for freezingly cold hands? Thanx in advance.

MarloweDK said,

February 18, 2011 @ 4:31 pm

Precision? What has that to do with the jazz basses?;-) Anyway, I dDont know the difference between standard and highway, thats something you have to ask a musicstore. The Sandberg is great , has a Fender feel to it but is its own.
Again TRY them!

Mircea said,

February 18, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

Hi! It’s me again (and I hope that I’m not boring you with my silly questions) Thank you so much for the answer! I will certainly try the RoadWorn bass, but… you know…I’m a bit more into Precision Basses (it’s only a “body shape” matter of taste) and I noticed that the oder Fenders I mentioned are a little more “featured” (graphite reinforced neck, badass bridge, etc.) So I realy would like to know between these three what you’d prefer. (please don’t be angry with me cause I insist :-) ) Thank YOU !

MarloweDK said,

February 17, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

You should try the “Roadworn” Fender jazz, its really good. But it comes down to trying every one of them, dont buy anything on recommandation alone

Mircea said,

February 17, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

Hi, MarloweDK !Probably you heard that kind of question allot, but for me an answer at the moment means allot! I am going to buy a new bass guitar, and I have a budget of about 1000-1200 euros. What should I choose between an American Standard bass, a HighwayOne bass or the Sandberg California? I know that both are TOP Companies, but being only my second high-end instrument, (I posses a Tobias Growler) I prefer not to be sorry about after 😉 Thank you in advance for the answer and wish you all the best! See ya!

MarloweDK said,

February 5, 2011 @ 12:12 am

Hi Luanne, no I never tried SWR gear. I must admit that Im not that gear obsessed, if it works and can play loud – fine.
Im more into good basses:-)

pedulla said,

February 4, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

Hi Thomas, I am thinking of buyin the Tc RH450. You sound great playing through it but you would have that sound playing through just about anything. I own an SWR Baby Blue, SWR RedHead, SWR SM400. Have you ever played though any of these, if so how do they compare to the TC Electronics RebelHead 450 ?? I also picked up an older GK 400 RB head and I think it sounds pretty good. Your thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks for the music, Luanne

rickyamc said,

January 26, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

I’m Ricardo, from Colombia.
I’m a percussionist who really want to learn bass because it will help me to understand the music easily; besides of it, I really like the sound of the bass because it can be agressive or soft and it gives strenght to all type of music. Despite of it, I have a very big problem:I’m a rookie, so I don’t know how to start!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don´t know what i should learn first. I need help!!!
I was wondering if you could tell me what to learn first and what bass should I buy, A precision or a jazz, I’m very disoriented but i have all the wills to learn the bass and be a bass player. Please help me, please please please please please please.

I appreciate all you help and support, thank you very much 😀 😀

joobass said,

January 12, 2011 @ 7:38 am

Hi MarloweDK! I’ve been learning alot from here,u’ve done a real great job!Am wondering whether you can help analyze the percussive part at minute 2:02 of this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lffh968FDJw please?
Thanks alot!

MarloweDK said,

December 3, 2010 @ 10:05 am

i prefer the 2×10 for defined sound, but yes the 2×12 have more bottom . But you need to try them out in a muic store anyway

Carbonfiberbass said,

December 2, 2010 @ 11:46 pm

Hello marlowedk!!!
I was given the opportunity to finally sell my old swr goliath 4×10 cabinet and i did for just under a fifth of the original prize. Now i am left with my newly purchased rebelhead and i wonder if i should go for a 2×12 or a 2×10 tc cab. I have to basses and they both sound a little less bass heavy than for ex a fender bass or such. They are 4 and 5 strings modulus quantums. Would the 2×12 cab provide significantly more bottom freq over the 2x10s

MarloweDK said,

November 23, 2010 @ 2:27 am

You should look again – I’ve also listed my method using an external camera on the the “how to page”

milankovic said,

November 22, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

Hi Marlowe,
I’m thinkig about making some videos for youtube, but don’t realy know how to do that.
I’ve ha a look at your ‘how to make a video’ pageo this site, but I couldn’t find the way how to make a video with a low quality external webcam (so no HD). I guess you use the internal webcam in you notebook? Do you know how to make a video with an external one?
Thanks for your help

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