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7. Hardware

Hardware refers to the machine heads (also known as tuning pegs), the bridge, and the controls. All of these can be replaced quite easily, so if you can only afford a cheap bass to start with, all is not lost - it can almost always be significantly improved at a later date, with little or no experience required.

The bridge of a bass is a critical part of the instrument, playing a big part in determining the way it sustains and responds. There are several ways that bass strings can be threaded through the bridge - some are top-loading, and others are strung through the body. ‘Through-body’ bridges improve clarity and sustain, but it can take a little longer to change strings. The other important function of the bridge is string adjustment - a good quality bridge will enable you to control the string height and tuning for each string. This, combined with fine adjustment of the truss rod (which controls the angle of the neck) will help you to keep your bass in perfect working order.

The machine heads tune the strings of your guitar. Cheap heads may slip while playing, causing the intonation of your instrument to drop. D-Tuners provide an easy way to detune your E-string down a tone to D via a simple pulley. But why stop at the E-string?!

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Note: Participation in an online competition runs independently from any purchase at Musikhaus Thomann e.K. The following Competition Rules apply when participating in any online competition run by Musikhaus Thomann:

  1. Competition

    1. The competitions are organised by Musikhaus Thomann e. K., owner: Hans Thomann, Treppendorf 30, 96138 Burgebrach, Germany.
  2. Participation

    1. Competitions are only open to persons of full age.
    2. To take part in the competition you must answer all questions correctly, fill in the registration form and submit your entry to Musikhaus Thomann e. K. by pressing the "send" button.
      By pressing the "send" button the participant accepts the aforementioned terms and conditions.
    3. The participant is responsible for entering their email and/or postal address correctly. Entries to the competition will be logged electronically.
  3. Qualifying Entrants

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    2. Should these conditions of participation be violated, especially by using illegitimate means, Musikhaus Thomann e. K. reserves the right to exclude persons from the competition. In case of such violations prizes can be withdrawn and claimed back subsequently.
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      Should for whatever reason the winner not claim their prize, then a new winner will be drawn.
    2. The prize presented to the winner may not be identical to the item description. There can be deviances regarding the model, colour etc.
    3. The merchandise prizes will be sent by Musikhaus Thomann e.K. or by one of its contracting delivery companies, per freight forwarder, courier or postal service to the postal address indicated by the winner.

      The delivery is free of charge. Only extra transport costs and customs/duties must be covered by the winner. In the case that the delivery has to be made through a freight forwarding company the freight forwarding company will contact the winner to arrange delivery timings.
    4. An exchange, cash alternative or replacement prize is not possible.
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      Musikhaus Thomann e. K.
      to the data protection officer
      Treppendorf 30
      96138 Burgebrach, Germany
    2. Musikhaus Thomann e. K. is obliged to consider the regulations for data protection according to the Federal Data Protection Law (BDSG) valid at the conclusion of the competition. In this context the general data protection regulations under notes regarding data protection should be noted.
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    2. Musikhaus Thomann e. K. is not liable for the insolvency of a cooperation partner and the resulting consequences for the implementation and processing of the competition.
  7. Other

    1. Legal proceedings are barred.
    2. The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies exclusively.
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