December 2016

Electric Bass

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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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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In Search of Uncle Bookie, Part 2

March 11, 2010
A artist-owned bass is in terrible shape. Refinish it or not?
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Kay K162 Pro Bass Review

January 14, 2010
Kay''s K162 Pro Bass reissue delivers vintage looks and feel for those with a Jones for the past.
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Unsung Heroes of Tone: The End of an Era

October 21, 2009
Kevin Borden finishes his journey through vintage bass amplification history with early ''80s Peavey combos
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All You Need is... Bass!

August 19, 2009
A pretty pile of basses
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Claudio Pagelli

August 19, 2009
Four beauties to celebrate Claudio Pagelli''s 30th anniversary
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Bass Collection SB401

August 19, 2009
The origins of a "Bass Collection" bass from the eighties
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Freshening up a 1962 Harmony H22 Bass

August 19, 2009
Prepping a low-end vintage instrument for studio use
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Spector Euro5LX EX & NS-5H2 FM Bass Reviews

August 19, 2009
Spector''s Euro5LX EX and NS-5H2 FM offer two different sets of features for bassists to choose from
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Pheo Guitars

July 22, 2009
Phil Sylvester is a visual artist, and guitar gear is his medium. Check out his bizarre and beautiful creations.
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Breedlove Atlas Series Stage BJ350/CR4 Acoustic-Electric Bass Review

June 17, 2009
Breedlove''s Atlas Series acoustic bass is a niche instrument that will deliver an organic sound for players willing to acclimate themselves to it.
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Michael Tobias Design MTD 535-24 Bass Review

April 21, 2009
Michael Tobias Design''s 545-24 is a top-notch instrument for discerning bassists
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Roger Morillo Custom Bass

March 17, 2009
Sleek and beautiful bass from luthier Roger Morillo
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