Read the October 2015 Issue

Articles by David Abdo

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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EBS Classic 500 Head and ClassicLine 210 Cabinet Reviews

May 29, 2014
This solid-state bass rig from Sweden serves up convincing tube-like tones.
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