Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Articles by Steve Cook

Where's the Love?

January 10, 2012
To play bass is not second-rate, as the guitarist may imply, but rather an honor to hold such power in your hands.
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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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Take Control, Make it Happen

November 15, 2011
I hit a wall last year. Not literally, but musically. My tone and my touring basses were just not doing it for me anymore.
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Levana Bunker Booster Pedal Review

October 20, 2011
There are benefits for both active and passive basses with this pedal, and the key is in the Gain Select switch.
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Working When You're Not Working

September 20, 2011
During your not-busy season, what are you going to work on? I suggest starting with small goals and then moving on to the more ambitious ones.
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A Quick-Start Primer to Summer Touring

June 14, 2011
Artists typically stay busiest during the summer months when the fairs, festivals, and amphitheater shows are happening all over the country.
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Taking the Backseat

May 17, 2011
Available on DVD, the documentary Bring on the Night offers a revealing look into the world of top-tier touring. Shot in 1985, the film shows a young Branford Marsalis
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Builder Profile: Epifani Amplifiers

April 19, 2011
New York City’s bass-amp innovator talks about his never-ending quest for impeccable tone and how he broke into the scene by tirelessly schlepping his designs to jazz clubs and getting local legends to plug in.
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On Bass: The Call

March 15, 2011
It’s the event we all dream of—the one point in our musical time line that can define a career. That magical phone call (or email or text) asking if you’re
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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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