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Reviews: Bass Gear

MXR M87 Bass Compressor Pedal Review

September 20, 2011
The MXR M87 Bass Compressor gets the job done pretty easily, while still allowing for a good range of variation from basic settings.
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Dingwall Guitars Z3 5-String Bass Review

September 20, 2011
The Z3 is a striking bass that challenges convention with thoughtful features and versatile sounds.
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Cort Arona 5 Electric Bass Review

September 7, 2011
Cort teamed up with German luthier Sandberg Guitars to design this 5-string bass that dabbles in both boutique feel and budget price.
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Peavey Void 4 PXD Bass Review

August 16, 2011
It aims to be the go-to tool for bassists looking to put a bit more meat on their low-end muscle—and at an affordable price.
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Reverend Justice and Thundergun Bass Reviews

July 19, 2011
Reverend basses are back, but are now being produced in a high-end Korean factory rather than their US headquarters.
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Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar and Jaguar Special Short Scale Bass Reviews

June 23, 2011
These two price-conscious basses offer solid tone and great builds.
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Black Cat Pedals Bass Octave Fuzz Pedal Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Bass: 1987 Kramer Striker into a a Gallien-Kreuger 700 RB-II bass head to a 1970 Orange 8x10 cabinet. Download Example 2 Guitar: Cycle through 4 settings.
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Source Audio Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter Pedal Review

March 15, 2011
If you’re a bass player itching to add extra flavor to your playing, the Soundblox has the means to do it.
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MTD Kingston Saratoga Bass Review

February 15, 2011
The latest from Michael Tobias'' more affordable line combines familiar J bass features with newer conveniences
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Manson Guitars E-bass John Paul Jones Signature Bass Review

January 17, 2011
The JPJ is a 4-string bass with straightforward controls whose only concessions to the unorthodox are an eye-catching body and a Hipshot D-Tuner.
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DDyna Music Company Bass 10 Pedal Review

January 17, 2011
The all-analog, true-bypass Bass 10 is a compressor with a 4-band EQ and a switchable overdrive.
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Mesa/Boogie M3 Carbine Bass Amp Head Review

December 21, 2010
The 300-watt/4-ohm, solid-state/ tube hybrid M3 is the latest addition to the company’s Carbine series, which includes the 600- watt M6 and the 900-watt M9.
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Hahn Model 22 Bass Review

November 16, 2010
A ''50s-style bass with boutique construction
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Epiphone Zenith Fretted Acoustic/Electric Bass Review

November 5, 2010
The Zenith is an acoustic-electric semi-hollowbody at a reasonable price
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MXR M82 Bass Envelope Filter Pedal Review

September 21, 2010
Funky and flexible bass envelope filter
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SWR Headlite and Amplite Bass Amp Reviews

August 17, 2010
SWR''s micro bass amps maintain that SWR sound in a portable package.
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Amptweaker Bass TightDrive Pedal Review

July 20, 2010
Amp guru James Brown''s debut pedal is tweaked for bass
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Orange SP410 Isobaric Bass Cab Review

June 16, 2010
A 4x10 with the portability of a 2x10
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Ernie Ball Music Man Classic StingRay 4 Bass Review

May 18, 2010
Ernie Ball''s Classic Stingray 4, which blends modern features with its 1976 roots, is reviewed.
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Xotic XJ-1T 4-String Bass Review

March 11, 2010
Xotic''s import J-bass clone packs additional features and tons of quality
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