December 2016

Reviews: Bass Gear

Quick Hit: Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig

December 5, 2016
This sleek and slim multi-effects unit keeps it real with some very usable effects.
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ESP LTD B-1005SE Multi-Scale Bass Review

November 21, 2016
Boutique looks, quality components, and impressive tones converge in a unique new 5-string.
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EBS Magni 500 MA15 Review

November 9, 2016
EBS delivers a new bass combo aimed at working musicians keen on a light load.
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Journey Instruments OB660 Review

October 30, 2016
Carbon-fiber construction and a removable/stowable neck make airline travel a cinch.
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Fender Mustang Bass PJ Review

October 24, 2016
Fender refreshes a classic bass design with a versatile pickup configuration.
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Cort B5 Plus AS Review

October 20, 2016
A modern 5-string with classic features brings the booty without busting the bank.
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Orange O Bass Review

September 21, 2016
Vintage mojo and thick P-like thump define this sharp new 4-string.
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Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor Review

September 15, 2016
Boss’ latest compressor for bassists aims to tame dynamics with punch and precision.
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EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe Review

September 4, 2016
A new drive pedal for bass that boxes up the tone of one of the greats and offers customization galore.
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3Leaf Audio Octabvre Mini Review

August 31, 2016
Designed for session bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, John Mayer), this stomp serves up both classic octave thump and synth-like glory.
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Schecter Diamond Series Michael Anthony Signature Bass Review

August 24, 2016
A new P-/J-style offering that delivers tones fit for the former Van Halen veteran.
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Ashdown Rootmaster RM-500-EVO and RM-210T-EVO Review

August 15, 2016
Ashdown’s new 500-watt, 11-pound bass amp brings tweakability aplenty for less than 500 bucks.
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Peavey MiniMEGA and Headliner 410 Review

July 14, 2016
Peavey packs 1,000 watts and tone-shaping galore into a 9-pound bass head.
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Quick Hit: Fredric Effects Deeply Unpleasant Companion

July 8, 2016
The London boutique outfit gifts bassists with a new take on the Shin-ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz.
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Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 and 112T Review

July 7, 2016
Jeff Genzler’s return to bass amplification with a rig offering boutique-like construction and tone, minus the boutique price.
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L.R. Baggs Stadium Electric Bass DI Review

June 16, 2016
A bass DI that can be multi-dimensional and vibey, in addition to helping deliver great tone.
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Mike Lull TXB4 Review

June 5, 2016
This boutique 4-string puts powerful T-bird tones in an ergonomic single-cut format.
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Fender American Elite Precision Bass Review

May 24, 2016
A new incarnation of the revered Fender P that brings classic Precision tones and style along with some modern enhancements.
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Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra Review

May 19, 2016
A sturdy box for bassists that delivers wide-ranging drive and an impressive EQ section.
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Myco Bepa Review

May 2, 2016
Channeling classic tube amp tones, Myco Pedals unveils their first overdrive for bassists.
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