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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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Providence ABC-1 Anadime Bass Chorus Review

September 16, 2014
By combining a top-notch chorus effect with bass-friendly filtering and subtle delay, Providence hits new highs—and lows.
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ESP E-II Stream Bass Review

September 7, 2014
A modern take on a classic reverse-style bass design that’s packed with quality components and capable of big tones.
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Electro-Harmonix Crying Bass Review

September 1, 2014
With its wah, fuzz, and filter effects, the innovative and affordable EHX Crying Bass might have you weeping tears of joy.
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MXR M81 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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Malekko Diabolik Bass Fuzz Review

August 22, 2014
A roaring new analog fuzz for bassists designed in collaboration with Justin Meldal-Johnsen.
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Quick Hit: Cort Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic Bass

August 12, 2014
A new bass conceived by one of the masters of the 4-string and manufactured by Cort.
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DigiTech Bass Whammy Review

July 25, 2014
The next generation of the popular low-end pitch-shifter serves up the tones of the original—and then some.
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Peerless Guitars Retromatic B2 Bass Review

July 21, 2014
A dual-humbucker semi-hollowbody bass with a vintage vibe and plenty of onboard tone-shaping potential.
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Fender Dimension Bass Review

June 22, 2014
The iconic bass manufacturer introduces a new low-end machine.
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