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April 2015

Reviews: Bass Gear

Premier Guitar's rating system includes brief summations of a product’s pros and cons, as well as pick ratings (0–5) in four categories—Tones, Design/Build, Value, and Playability (for instruments) or Ease of Use (amps, effects, and other devices) or Versatility (pickups and speakers). Items with a total of 18 or more picks (out of 20) win our coveted Premier Gear Award.

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Keeley Bassist Compressor Review

April 7, 2015
Taking the mystery out of compression with a new easy-to-use and solidly built pedal for bassists.
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Quick Hit: Phil Jones Bass BigHead

March 15, 2015
Big bass sound and plenty more from a pocket-sized package.
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Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass Review

March 11, 2015
The indie-minded 4-string gets upgraded with stellar hardware and extraordinarily flexible electronics.
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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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Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Bass Big Muff Pi

February 10, 2015
EHX’s coveted Big Muff tone is now available for bassists in a svelte Nano-series enclosure.
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Red Witch Factotum Suboctave Bass Drive Review

February 2, 2015
A powerful analog suboctave and overdrive for bass.
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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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Quick Hit: Shredneck Z-Series

January 12, 2015
A wee bass with plenty of thump designed for easy travel.
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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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Fender Rascal Review

November 28, 2014
A vibey, one-off short-scale bass from Fender’s Custom Shop is now available as a production model.
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