December 2016

Reviews: Bass Gear

Fender Rascal Review

November 28, 2014
A vibey, one-off short-scale bass from Fender’s Custom Shop is now available as a production model.
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Eden I-90 Bass Chorus Review

October 27, 2014
A new chorus pedal geared for maximum low end.
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Darkglass Electronics Duality Dual Fuzz Engine Review

October 10, 2014
A pair of discreet and blendable circuits provide a wide spectrum of fuzzy bass tones.
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Quick Hit: Breedlove Pursuit Bass

September 29, 2014
An attractively priced new acoustic bass guitar from Breedlove that projects warm and woody tones, and good looks to boot.
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Yamaha TRBX505 Review

September 22, 2014
A solidly built, multitasking 5-string bass for under $600.
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Providence ABC-1 Anadime Bass Chorus Review

September 16, 2014
By combining a top-notch chorus effect with bass-friendly filtering and subtle delay, Providence hits new highs—and lows.
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ESP E-II Stream Bass Review

September 7, 2014
A modern take on a classic reverse-style bass design that’s packed with quality components and capable of big tones.
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Electro-Harmonix Crying Bass Review

September 1, 2014
With its wah, fuzz, and filter effects, the innovative and affordable EHX Crying Bass might have you weeping tears of joy.
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MXR Bass Preamp Review

August 31, 2014
This versatile preamp pedal for bassists offers a whole lot under the hood.
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Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI Review

August 29, 2014
The NYC crew brings a new options-packed box to the table for bassists.
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Malekko Diabolik Bass Fuzz Review

August 22, 2014
A roaring new analog fuzz for bassists designed in collaboration with Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
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Quick Hit: Cort Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic Bass

August 12, 2014
A new bass conceived by one of the masters of the 4-string and manufactured by Cort.
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DigiTech Bass Whammy Review

July 25, 2014
The next generation of the popular low-end pitch-shifter serves up the tones of the original—and then some.
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Peerless Guitars Retromatic B2 Bass Review

July 21, 2014
A dual-humbucker semi-hollowbody bass with a vintage vibe and plenty of onboard tone-shaping potential.
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Fender Dimension Bass Review

June 22, 2014
The iconic bass manufacturer introduces a new low-end machine.
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EBS Classic 500 Head and ClassicLine 210 Cabinet Reviews

May 29, 2014
This solid-state bass rig from Sweden serves up convincing tube-like tones.
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Ibanez AGB205 5-String Bass Review

May 8, 2014
A short-scale, 5-string semi-hollowbody bass that delivers deliciously deep lows without breaking the bank.
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Musicvox MI-5 Custom Special Review

May 1, 2014
A vintage-vibed rocker with solid craftsmanship, retro tones, and an approachable price tag to boot.
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Warwick RockBass Star Bass Review

April 9, 2014
A vintage-flavored semi-hollowbody 4-string with some modern charm.
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Dr. J D53 Sparrow Driver and DI Review

April 1, 2014
A compact and affordable DI/driver pedal for bassists that can aid in tone sculpting and be a best friend in an amp crisis.
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