December 2016

Reviews: Bass Gear

Laney Nexus Studio Live Head & Cabs Review

August 4, 2015
A tasty new bass rig from Laney that aims to please equally onstage or in the studio.
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Welcome to Thunderdome: Five 5-Strings Under $1,500

July 29, 2015
We spend quality time with sub-$1,500 5-string basses from Ibanez, Dingwall, G&L, Spector, and MTD.
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Quick Hit: Eden MicroTour

July 7, 2015
A tiny bass amp for plug-and-play practice just about anywhere.
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Orange OB1-500 Review

June 25, 2015
A 500-watt bass powerhouse that delivers clean to nasty with its “split-signal” design.
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Aria IGB-RC Review

June 15, 2015
An eye-catching 4-string with modern tones and an impressive build.
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Quick Hit: Kala 5-String SUB U-Bass

June 7, 2015
A 5-string bass whose big sound belies its small size.
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Dream Studios M5 Review

June 1, 2015
Whether you favor passive or active electronics, this bold 5-string has you covered.
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Boom-Boom Beyond the Bedroom: 1x12 Bass Combo Review Roundup

May 20, 2015
We size-up four surprisingly versatile sub-$500 amps from Ampeg, Hartke, Fender, and Ashdown.
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Quick Hit: Aguilar Fuzzistor

May 10, 2015
A new silicon-transistor fuzz machine for bassists that’s built like a tank.
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Taurus Abigar Mk-2 Review

May 4, 2015
A bass booster that combines modern and vintage overdrive tones.
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TC Electronic BH800 Review

April 24, 2015
A svelte 800-watt bass amp with a cornucopia of sounds available via free download.
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Keeley Bassist Compressor Review

April 7, 2015
Taking the mystery out of compression with a new easy-to-use and solidly built pedal for bassists.
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Quick Hit: Phil Jones Bass BigHead

March 15, 2015
Big bass sound and plenty more from a pocket-sized package.
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Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass Review

March 11, 2015
The indie-minded 4-string gets upgraded with stellar hardware and extraordinarily flexible electronics.
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Radial Bassbone OD Review

February 23, 2015
A 2-channel preamp/overdrive packed with bass-friendly features.
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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Bass Big Muff Pi

February 10, 2015
EHX’s coveted Big Muff tone is now available for bassists in a svelte Nano-series enclosure.
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Red Witch Factotum Suboctave Bass Drive Review

February 2, 2015
A powerful analog suboctave and overdrive for bass.
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Schertler Bass Fidelity B10 Review

January 30, 2015
A pint-sized powerhouse 1x10 bass combo that belies its footprint.
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Quick Hit: Shredneck Z-Series

January 12, 2015
A wee bass with plenty of thump designed for easy travel.
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PRS SE Kingfisher Review

December 15, 2014
A modern 4-string offering from PRS that serves up the low end without busting the bank.
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