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Reviews: Bass Gear

Quick Hit: Ampeg Opto Comp

May 21, 2018
Three knobs and an optical circuit brew up mellow analog compression that fills out tone rather than choking it.
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Cort GB75JH Review

May 17, 2018
Cort delivers a 35"-scale, 5-string beast of a bass that offers snap, pop, and sustain galore through a smart pickup combo and mindful construction.
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Diminutive Darlings: Short-Scale Bass Review Roundup

May 15, 2018
We check out three downsized rumblers—the Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang, Spector Bantam 4, and Supro Huntington II.
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Modulus Graphite Funk Unlimited RevOLite Review

April 13, 2018
Modulus is back with a flyweight bass that’s easy on the shoulders but heavy in tone—and couldn’t care less about how cold it is outside.
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Tech 21 SansAmp GED-2112 Review

April 4, 2018
A partnership with Rush’s legendary bassist results in a dual preamp unit that earns his mark of approval and brings big, analog bass tone.
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Sire Marcus Miller P7 Review

March 9, 2018
An appointment-rich take on the P formula—with design input from a top-tier player—that still keeps it real on your pocketbook.
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Miura Guitars M2 Review

March 2, 2018
This no-frills, simple-to-use bass compressor makes it a breeze to incorporate the effect most low-enders really shouldn't be without.
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Epiphone Embassy PRO Review

February 15, 2018
A classic Epi bass from the ’60s is reimagined and reissued with a price that harkens back to the same era.
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Dunlop Geezer Butler Cry Baby Review

February 12, 2018
A rock-bass pioneer gets one of his signature tone spices bottled up in a new wah pedal.
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Quick Hit: Guild Jumbo Junior Bass

February 4, 2018
An acoustic bass that’s easy to transport, has big tones, is well constructed, and priced right.
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API TranZformer LX Review

January 11, 2018
A pair of top-shelf studio weapons are transformed into one DI pedal that gives bassists formidable tone-sculpting power.
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Warwick RockBass Corvette Basic 8 Review

December 18, 2017
We are entering brave new territory here, and the chime-y goodness emanating from the Basic 8 was a treat even before I plugged in.
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KHDK Abyss Review

November 27, 2017
Bi-amp technology and a secret-weapon voicing switch combine to unearth a treasure trove of bass overdrive flavors.
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Serek Midwestern 2 Review

November 21, 2017
A short-scale exercise in bass design that doesn’t come up short on classic style or versatility.
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Gear of the Year 2017

November 7, 2017
Another year, another dazzling parade of pedals, guitars, amps, modelers, and accessories that made our noggins spin.
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Boss GT-1B Review

November 3, 2017
A Pandora’s box full of tools and effects that might move a bassist to the front of the stage.
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Yamaha BBP34 Review

October 27, 2017
A refresh of Yamaha’s BB bass design brings power, class, and impressive playability.
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Ashdown SZ Funk Face Review

October 3, 2017
The Brit amp outfit teams with founding Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender to deliver a 12AX7-fueled drive pedal that's seriously funky.
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Quick Hit: Korg AW-LT100B

September 28, 2017
A lightweight, accurate, easy-to-read tuner made specifically for bassists.
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Allen Eden Disciple 5 Review

September 25, 2017
A sharp-dressed take on the Jazz-bass formula—with boutique looks, solid tones, and a quite manageable price point.
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