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Electric Bass

ESP LTD Vintage-204 Bass Review

January 31, 2012
From its humble beginnings as a supplier for custom replacement parts, ESP is one of a handful of guitar companies that has paid just as much attention to bassists
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1965 Fender Precision Bass and '70s Ampeg B-15 S

January 10, 2012
When the Fender Precision bass was introduced in late 1951, almost immediately it had a dramatic and lasting effect on how music was heard and played.
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Hagstrom Viking Bass Guitar Review

January 10, 2012
Here we take a look at the semi-hollow Viking 4-string bass—a variation on the company’s 1960s Concord bass.
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Brubaker JJX-4 Bass Review

December 20, 2011
Brubaker Musical Instruments has a reputation for exotic woods, innovative designs, and high-quality builds.
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1969 Silvertone 1490 Bass

November 15, 2011
The ’69 Silvertone 1490 bass showcased here has a 30" scale, three-tone sunburst, double-cutaway 14"-wide body.
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Bootleg Dawg Bass 4 Review

November 15, 2011
The Dawg is a bass with solid tone and no frills.
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Jackson JS3 Concert Bass Review

November 9, 2011
The JS3 Concert aims for the budget-minded bassist with the heaviest of proclivities.
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Scott Walker Guitars

October 18, 2011
Master craftsman Scott Walker is a Santa Cruz-based luthier who cut his teeth in the business working for Santa Cruz Guitar Company alongside Richard Hoover
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Gibson Les Paul Junior DC Bass Review

October 18, 2011
This Les Paul Junior bass draws influences from Gibson’s storied EB-0, but also benefits from the addition of some new refinements.
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5 Surefire Ways to Vintage Bass Tone

September 20, 2011
Vintage bass tone comes from a combination of three things—the bass, the amp, and the player’s hands.
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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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Gibson Basses—A Primer in EB (That’s Electric Bass to You)

August 16, 2011
The EB line consisted of the EB-0, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-4L basses.
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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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Drew & Sebastian Guitars

July 19, 2011
Graham Drew, master luthier at Drew & Sebastian Guitars in Virginia, says his company offers various options for every detail on their instruments, all the way down to how the pickups are wound.
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1958 Fender Precision Bass

July 19, 2011
You could make the case that popular music fans over the last 60 years are as much indebted to Leo for the Precision Bass.
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The Gibson Thunderbird—One of the Greatest!

July 19, 2011
The Gibson Thunderbird is the crazy drunk chick you won’t bring home to meet your mama.
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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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1968 Fender Paisley Telecaster and Telecaster Bass

June 14, 2011
In the late 1960s, Fender decided to go straight to the heart of the popular psychedelic aesthetic, and, in 1968, the Paisley Red and Blue Flower Telecasters were born.
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Peter Malinoski

April 19, 2011
“I never wanted to make someone else’s instrument any more than I wanted to copy someone else’s painting,” says artist and luthier Peter Malinoski.
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