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May 2014

4-string

The Resurrection of Uncle Bookie's Stacker

December 21, 2010
In this installment, we’ll look at what went into resurrecting and restoring the Stack Knob Jazz bass owned by Walter “Uncle Bookie” Booker.
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Hahn Model 22 Bass Review

November 16, 2010
A ''50s-style bass with boutique construction
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1976 Music Man StingRay Prototype "Old Smoothie"

November 16, 2010
One of the first Music Man instruments ever built after the CBS no-compete restriction expired
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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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Revisiting the ’60s: Precision or Jazz?

August 17, 2010
The differences and similarities of vintage P- and J-basses are discussed.
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Reclaim Your Oomph!

July 20, 2010
Minor changes to bring your vintage bass'' sound back to its former glory
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Rickenbacker Model 4001 Bass

July 20, 2010
A history of Rickenbacker basses, and the value of this ''70s example.
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1977 Fender Jazz Bass

July 20, 2010
Created in 1960 as a mellower alternative to the seminal Fender Precision bass, the Fender Jazz bass has created a musical legacy all its own
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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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