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Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I read/write tabs?
- How do I view .btab files?
- .btab files are simply normal text files. You can use any
text viewer (Windows Notepad, for example) or even open them
in a word processor (such as Microsoft Word). Essentially,
they are just .txt files with a different extension.
- Can you get/send me this tab?
- You can enter requests using the
Requests Page, however tabs will not be directly emailed
to users. Any fulfilled requests will be added to the archive
in the next update.
- How often is the archive updated?
- The archive is updated as often as I can find the time. Please
understand that the BTA is a free service maintained in my spare
time. I do the best that I can, but there may be lags in updates
from time to time.
- How do I submit a tab to the archive?
- Follow the submission guidelines listed
here. If you enjoy tabbing, consider joining the
Bass Tab Archive Tabbing Army to help
fulfil users' requests.
- What program should I use to write a bass tab?
- The answer varies based on personal preference. I just use
Windows Notepad to write tabs. However, there are many good
software applications that help you create good looking tab.
Check out the software section.
- Will you add a link to my website?
- I will only link to websites that I feel will be useful to bass
players. This rules out most personal home pages or band web
pages. If you think your site is link-worthy, email
- Can i get a zip file of the entire archive?
- Sorry...bandwidth restrictions prevent me from putting such
a large file up for download.
More questions? Email
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