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Reviews: Bass Gear

Sandberg Electra TT4 Bass Review

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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Darkglass Electronics Microtubes Vintage Pedal Review

Darkglass Electronics Microtubes Vintage Pedal Review

June 11, 2013
There’s an ongoing revolution happening in the world of stompboxes for bassists. Companies are producing pedals that are getting ever so close to reproducing some of the overdriven DI
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Spector Coda Pro Bass Review

Spector Coda Pro Bass Review

June 11, 2013
Since setting up shop in 1975, master luthier Stuart Spector has since become something of a star in the bass community. Though he started out as a one-man operation,
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Dingwall Super P Bass Review

Dingwall Super P Bass Review

May 11, 2013
Onstage or in the studio, the Dingwall Super P''s modern take on a legendary design can and will tackle it all.
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Amptweaker Bass TightFuzz Pedal Review

Amptweaker Bass TightFuzz Pedal Review

April 30, 2013
This versatile bass distortion is packed with smart features and great tone.
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Gibson EB Bass Review

Gibson EB Bass Review

April 15, 2013
The new Gibson EB bass features a totally new body style, a pair of newly designed pickups, and a vibe that’s all its own.
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Verellen Meatsmoke Preamp Review

Verellen Meatsmoke Preamp Review

April 15, 2013
An excellent tool for rock and metal players, the Verellen Amplification Meatsmoke preamp is a compact version of the all-tube Meatsmoke amp head that delivers tones very close to those of its bigger brother.
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Z.Vex Basstortion Pedal Review

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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Tech 21 VT Bass 1000 & B410-VT Bass Rig Review

Tech 21 VT Bass 1000 & B410-VT Bass Rig Review

March 11, 2013
The combination of a VT Bass 1000 head and B410-VT cab makes for a pretty incredible bass rig that gets very, very close to the sound and feel of a classic Ampeg SVT.
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Waterstone Meaden FL Fretless Bass Review

Waterstone Meaden FL Fretless Bass Review

March 11, 2013
One of their most recent offerings, the Meaden bass (named after ’60s British mod icon Peter Meaden), is a fine example of familiar, new, and vintage—all rolled into one.
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Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi Pedal Review

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi Pedal Review

February 25, 2013
The Deluxe Bass Big Muff Pi—though it’s a bit more expensive—builds on the winning formula with versatility and features that make it a better value than its smaller brother.
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3Leaf The Enabler Bass DI/EQ Pedal Review

3Leaf The Enabler Bass DI/EQ Pedal Review

February 6, 2013
We test the DI that''s a lot more than a DI—giving bass players tone-shaping capabilities built-in.
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Teye Guitars R-Series La Gitana Bass Review

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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VOX StompLab IIB Pedal Review

VOX StompLab IIB Pedal Review

February 4, 2013
Vox''s StompLab IIB is a portable, tone workstation that offers up a ton of great sounds while still being kind to both the back and the wallet.
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Normandy Alumicaster Bass Review

Normandy Alumicaster Bass Review

November 5, 2012
Offering exceptional sonic and visual quality, Normandy’s Alumicaster bass is a great combination of vintage and contemporary.
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Eastwood Stormbird Bass Review

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

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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Fender Select Precision Bass Review

Fender Select Precision Bass Review

October 8, 2012
Serving up a straight, no-frills approach to tone that’s fit for any stage, Fender''s Select Precision is a showroom instrument that’s meant to be an everyday workhorse.
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Zoom B3 Bass Effects and Amp Simulator Pedal Review

Zoom B3 Bass Effects and Amp Simulator Pedal Review

September 5, 2012
Zoom’s B3 multi-effects pedal provides an exhaustive set of tonal tools for bassists with 99 available stompboxes and 12 amp models onboard.
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Fano Alt de Facto PX4 Bass Review

Fano Alt de Facto PX4 Bass Review

September 4, 2012
The vintage-looking Fano PX4 is a hell of a tone machine for rock and blues, offering up the thick, chewy tones that defined big bass in rock’s heyday.
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