December 2016

Articles by David Abdo

ESP LTD B-1005SE Multi-Scale Bass Review

November 21, 2016
Boutique looks, quality components, and impressive tones converge in a unique new 5-string.
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Cort B5 Plus AS Review

October 20, 2016
A modern 5-string with classic features brings the booty without busting the bank.
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EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe Review

September 4, 2016
A new drive pedal for bass that boxes up the tone of one of the greats and offers customization galore.
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3Leaf Audio Octabvre Mini Review

August 31, 2016
Designed for session bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, John Mayer), this stomp serves up both classic octave thump and synth-like glory.
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Ashdown Rootmaster RM-500-EVO and RM-210T-EVO Review

August 15, 2016
Ashdown’s new 500-watt, 11-pound bass amp brings tweakability aplenty for less than 500 bucks.
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Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 and 112T Review

July 7, 2016
Jeff Genzler’s return to bass amplification with a rig offering boutique-like construction and tone, minus the boutique price.
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Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra Review

May 19, 2016
A sturdy box for bassists that delivers wide-ranging drive and an impressive EQ section.
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Bergantino Audio Systems B|Amp & HD Cabinets Review

March 23, 2016
A 6-1/2 pound monster of a bass amp that packs in features galore.
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Sire Marcus Miller V7 Review

January 26, 2016
Sire Guitars and Marcus Miller team up to produce an impressive J-style bass at a price that doesn’t quite seem real.
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Trickfish Bullhead 1K Amp and BM 212 Cabinet Reviews

November 1, 2015
A new bass rig with standout EQ that makes it easy to dial in tones.
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Dean Zelinsky Guitars Mule Bass Review

October 19, 2015
A unique new take on the J-bass formula.
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Welcome to Thunderdome: Five 5-Strings Under $1,500

July 29, 2015
We spend quality time with sub-$1,500 5-string basses from Ibanez, Dingwall, G&L, Spector, and MTD.
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Orange OB1-500 Review

June 25, 2015
A 500-watt bass powerhouse that delivers clean to nasty with its “split-signal” design.
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Radial Bassbone OD Review

February 23, 2015
A 2-channel preamp/overdrive packed with bass-friendly features.
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Schertler Bass Fidelity B10 Review

January 30, 2015
A pint-sized powerhouse 1x10 bass combo that belies its footprint.
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PRS SE Kingfisher Review

December 15, 2014
A modern 4-string offering from PRS that serves up the low end without busting the bank.
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Brubaker JXB Standard Review

December 8, 2014
A respected luthier’s take on the classic J-style recipe—with added modern flavor.
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Darkglass Electronics Duality Dual Fuzz Engine Review

October 10, 2014
A pair of discreet and blendable circuits provide a wide spectrum of fuzzy bass tones.
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MXR Bass Preamp Review

August 31, 2014
This versatile preamp pedal for bassists offers a whole lot under the hood.
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Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass DI Review

August 29, 2014
The NYC crew brings a new options-packed box to the table for bassists.
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