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May 2014

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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Warwick RockBass Star Bass Review

April 9, 2014
A vintage-flavored semi-hollowbody 4-string with some modern charm.
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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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Markbass Multiamp Review

March 3, 2014
A great-sounding, feature-rich bass modeling amp.
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Carvin PB4 Review

February 21, 2014
A sleek, light, and versatile take on the P-style bass.
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Providence Dual Bass Station Review

February 7, 2014
Simple to use and sonically superb, the Providence Dual Bass Station offers the kind of flexibility that will appeal to pro players.
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G&L LB-100 Review

January 27, 2014
G&L refreshes one of their classic P-style models.
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Ampeg V-4B Review

January 16, 2014
The bass-amp giant updates one of their classic designs.
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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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Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Bass Review

December 23, 2013
Fender’s new humbucker-powered take on their short-scale 1960s design.
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Retronix R-800B Bass Review

November 26, 2013
A remarkably affordable 4-string that delivers everything from quirky retro tones to vintage warmth and modern slap sounds
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