The latest addition: Peavey Bass Amp

Well, all set on practice amps now.  This is the Peavey Max 158 Bass Amp, which is a 20 watt amp. It wasn’t the steal that my little mini-me guitar amp was (puh-lease, as if I was going to find another $20 amp? lol), but it retails at about $100 and I got it for $60, so I did okay.

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Excuse the feline photobomber.
I am really in no position to discuss the specs much. I’m too much of a novice to really know what to do with all the knobs, but it gets some good volume (I have it turned down as low as it goes).  When I first pulled it out, I accidentally hit the mute button and couldn’t figure out why nothing was happening. Oops!  I’m not quite sure why an amp has a mute button, but I’m sure the reason will eventually become clear.

What I have noticed though, now that I have the amp, is a complete lack of any direction without Rocksmith holding my hand.  With guitar, it’s easy to figure out what to do without Rocksmith. I’m horrible at chords, I need to practice wrist position, forming chords ,etc etc etc.  But, since I’m not doing so atrociously bad on Rocksmith with the bass, I have no goals to work on without it.  So I have my amp, I’m set to noodle, and I have absolutely no idea what to even do.  I guess the googling of online bass lessons is in my future, something with a progression that I can follow.

In any case, I think I’m set on ‘stuff’ for the moment.  Now, I just have to figure out what to do with all of it.

Until Next Time, fumbling blindly…and reorganizing to make room for all this music stuff!

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3 thoughts on “The latest addition: Peavey Bass Amp

  1. This might be helpful if you’re looking for videos. I came across it a few months ago, but I’ve only watched the 1st video. Its structured and divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced.

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    1. Thanks. I’ll check it out. It’s going to be a weird balance to strike, since the absolute beginning few lessons will be redundant for me, probably, but a general sense of direction and purpose is important. I guess picking a song to work with on bass would be a good idea, too. Funny how that works. I plugged in and then thought ‘ok, so, what now?’ Lol. Proof that I’m still a newbie. 🙂

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      1. I go through the basics all the time when I look at new materials. The only stuff I tend to skip are the things where they go over the parts of the bass, but everything else – even playing open strings and holding the bass, get reviewed again.

        I just pick an exercise to do while I watch. Usually its just me going through scales or chords along the Cycle of Fourths or something.

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