December 2016

Articles by David Abdo

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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Dr. J D53 Sparrow Driver and DI Review

April 1, 2014
A compact and affordable DI/driver pedal for bassists that can aid in tone sculpting and be a best friend in an amp crisis.
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Ashdown MiBass 2.0 and Mi 12 Cabinet Reviews

January 3, 2014
A micro rig with beefy lows and stripped-down controls.
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PRS Grainger 5 Review

November 6, 2013
A beautiful 5-string bass with innovative features and a unique voice.
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Review Demo - T-Rex Sweeper 2 Bass Chorus

August 27, 2013
Check out the T-Rex Sweeper 2 Bass Chorus pedal!
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T-Rex Sweeper 2 Bass Chorus Pedal Review

August 26, 2013
The Danish pedal outfit's new take on modulation, tailored specifically for low end.
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Epifani AL 112 Combo Amp Review

July 8, 2013
A futuristic-looking hybrid of Epifani’s past and present innovations that’s capable of delivering a ton of tone.
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Sandberg Electra TT4 Bass Review

June 29, 2013
A J-style that offers a lot of the features Sandberg is famous for but at a more wallet-friendly price.
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MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe Pedal Review

May 11, 2013
MXR''s Bass Chorus Deluxe serves up a clean chorus that preserves your primary bass tone, and offers up some cool extras not found on other chorus pedals.
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Z.Vex Basstortion Pedal Review

March 26, 2013
The mad scientists at Z.Vex dial up some amp-inspired overdrive tailored specifically for bassists with the Basstortion.
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Teye Guitars R-Series La Gitana Bass Review

February 4, 2013
The wide neck and contour-less body of the Teye La Gitana might not appeal to every bassist, but its warm tonal palette and beautiful looks will likely please a number of players.
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Ashdown Classic Tube Magnifier CTM-300 Amp Review

December 10, 2012
Capable of delivering clean and responsive to overdriven tones, Ashdown''s CTM-300 is an an all-tube, 300-watt beast that boasts some modern enhancements, while still giving a nod to the amps of old.
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5 Basses Under a Grand: Fender, G&L, Ibanez, Schecter, Sterling by Music Man

December 10, 2012
Whether you’re an intermediate player who’s recently outgrown your first instrument, a weekend warrior looking for an inspiring new bass, a gigging pro looking for a dependable backup—or even if you’re primarily a guitarist who needs a solid 4-string for home-studio work—this group of quality instruments will satisfy on many, many accounts.
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Eastwood Stormbird Bass Review

October 24, 2012
The Stormbird offers a stylish nod to classic bass designs with an affordable, sub-$500 price tag.
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Yamaha BB1025X Bass Guitar Review

October 8, 2012
The Yamaha BB1025X has practical features, nice looks, and solid playability, and its versatility makes it an ideal choice for players who prefer to use one bass for an entire show, or bassists who have to change styles quickly.
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Tech 21 Bass Boost Fuzz Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
The Tech 21 Bass Boost Fuzz allows bassists to create solid fuzz tones with both active and passive instruments and offers a boost feature for those times when a sonic lift is needed.
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Fuzzhugger Bass Bloom Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
FuzzHugger''s Bass Bloom is a harmonically rich pedal that''s capable of creating a spectrum of different fuzz tones that work well with both active and passive basses.
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HAO Bass Liner Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
The HAO Bass Liner provides extra boost in signal for those standout moments, great tonal accuracy, and a flexible 5-band EQ.
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Ritter R8 Singlecut Bass Review

August 10, 2012
Intelligently engineered, the R8 Singlecut bass is an extraordinary handmade instrument and is an ideal choice for the professional bassist or one who is able to spend top dollar for the ultimate in tone and craftsmanship.
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Peavey Headliner Head and 410 Cab Review

May 11, 2012
The 600-watt Headliner head and Headliner 410 cab represent a modern take on the qualities that have made Peavey products so enduring—robust power, reliability, and impressive construction.
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