Cool Bass Guitar Accessories
Bass, check. Amp, check. Lead, check!
Ok, so you might have all the main stuff but how’s your accessory selection looking?
Accessories make awesome add ons or gadgets, gifts or presents – they’re a cheap way of expanding your setup. Some accessories are pretty mundane but here, we have a list which covers some awesome cheap gear and items that you can add to your set up today.
Some of these cool bass guitar accessories may well prove a revelation! You won’t know until you give them a bash…
Here are the top 10 cool bass guitar accessories
Great tuner from a world renowned name in the tuner field
Awesome headphone amp to play you bass anywhere
A great grip trainer and hand exerciser for bass and guitar players
Low cost solution to cleaning your bass frets and strings
Industry standard fret and string cleaner
Quality tool kit from the best in the business – Fender
Great stickers for bass to help you learn notes
Transmits your bass signal wirelessly
Turn your iphone or Mac into a recording studio effortlessly
Top quality bass strap
D’Addario PW-CT-17BK Eclipse Tuner – Black
D’Addario is a highly reputable and world famous brand and this tuner delivers top quality at a cheap price. It’s highlight is its colourful high-visibility display which can be moved 360 degrees for use on both right and left handed guitars. It works brilliantly and you can count on it even when there’s a reasonable level of background noise.
Nux GP-1 Headphone Amp
Headphone amps plug directly into your bass guitar’s output, enabling you to listen to your playing quietly on your own headphones. This particular headphone amp is really cheap, compact and it does just work. It is designed for guitar but it’ll work on bass, though you will just need decent headphones to produce the low-end effectively.
Yakamoz Portable Hand Grip Trainer
Finger exercisers can improve finger and wrist strength, dexterity and endurance. They work on a simple premise; you simply use one routinely in your free time whenever you have a minute or two, whether in front of your PC, making a cup of tea, traffic jams, etc. After exerting your finger and wrist muscles with one of these devices, playing bass will feel lighter and more fluid. If you’ve ever envied those with true bass player hands then this device will bring you a little closer!
Electric Bass Guitar Fretboard and String Cleaner
This simple device allows for the efficient cleaning of a bass guitar’s fretboard and strings. It’s pretty straightforward really, just tuck it under and give your bass a good old rub. It’s not exactly glamorous but it beats using non-purpose built cloth and tissues.
Fast Fret String Cleaner
A perfect partner to the fretboard cleaner, this lubricant reduces fret and string friction for quicker playing, particularly useful for chord heavy playing or bass slides. It’s certainly not to everyone’s taste but with 20 years plus under their felt, GHS have built a massive group of dedicated customers which won’t leave for a gig without this product.
Fender Custom Shop Tool Kit
Some day, the urge may come over you to rip parts out of your bass and upgrade or replace them if they’re broken/ Repairs and customisations aren’t cheap so the sooner you get to grips with it, the more money you’ll save over the course of a lifetime. This toolkit contains a 4 in 1 screwdriver, allen keys / hex keys, a diagonal cutter, a guitar string winder, ruler, feeler gauges and even a capo.
Fretnote Stickers for Bass
Designed for right-handed guitars with standard EADG tuning, these stickers attach to your guitar’s neck displaying key info about notes, scales and chords. They’re durable, frictionless and don’t get in the way of playing. A perfect gift for young bass players.
Ammoon Wireless Transmitter
This wireless transmitter and receiver system replaces your guitar lead. It transmits your bass audio over a distance of around 50m, so long as there are no obstacles in the way. The realistic working range without fear of dropouts or interference is probably much shorter but that’s ok, it still makes a great tool for jamming out wirefree.
IK Multimedia iRig
This device is deceptively simple. It features an input for your bass, a headphone output and a line-in for iPhones, iPads or iPod touches. You then download an app from the iTunes store which enables you access to tons of FX, amp racks and even a 4-track recorder! Check for compatibility first, it should work on most portable Apple devices but it only works on the newest Macs.
Elagon Bass Strap
There is obviously a huge range of straps available online but this highly adjustable strap with awesome padding seems to differentiate itself in terms of features, quality and price. It’s also available in a staggering 25 colours and styles!