June Issue

Reviews: Bass Gear

Schecter CV-4 Review

September 9, 2017
This humbucker-packed, 4-string workhorse combines classic looks with a lot of tones.
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MXR M287 Sub Octave Bass Fuzz Review

September 7, 2017
The lethal combination of fuzz and an octaver comes to life through this powerful yellow box.
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Eden AstroFlange Review

August 23, 2017
Eden’s newest modulation box for bassists makes easy work of dialing in smooth and subtle effects.
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Hotone B Station Review

August 22, 2017
A preamp/DI for bassists that packs a ton of essentials, but keeps the price well under two bills.
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Italia Maranello Cavo Review

August 16, 2017
A semi-hollow blast from the past with a nod to the modern.
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David Nordschow Amplification DNA-800 Review

August 9, 2017
A light and tight bass powerhouse with an impressive design pedigree.
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Electro-Harmonix Bass Clone Review

July 13, 2017
EHX puts the soul of their classic chorus into a box built for bassists.
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Quick Hit: Traynor SB106

July 5, 2017
Clean bass tones from a small, stout combo that can go from desktop to practice to gig with grace.
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Glockenklang Steamhammer Review

July 4, 2017
Glockenklang brings down the bass sledge with a precision-engineered, 700-watt class-D powerhouse.
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Quick Hit: Rainger FX Dr. Freakenstein Dwarf Bass

June 12, 2017
This mini-but-monstrous bass fuzz and its manipulative assistant make for one dynamic duo.
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Trace Elliot ELF Review

June 7, 2017
The wee ELF is small enough to fit in your back pocket, but possesses a voice that defies its size.
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Fender American Professional Jazz Bass Review

May 22, 2017
A refresh of one of the most iconic bass designs brings some new flavor for the modern player, but keeps its Jazz soul intact.
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Ibanez SRH505F Review

May 18, 2017
This piezo-loaded fretless from Ibanez dishes out the mwah alongside its tasty semi-acoustic flavor.
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Bass OD/DI/Preamp Pedal Roundup

May 8, 2017
We test four versatile and feature-laden bass stomps from Gallien-Krueger, Providence, Two Notes, and Tech 21.
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Quick Hit: Taylor GS Mini-e Bass

April 30, 2017
A wee acoustic bass guitar shows that great things come in small packages.
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Reverend Mike Watt Wattplower Review

April 13, 2017
A four-year artist and manufacturer collaboration results in a lean, mean, short-scale machine.
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Quick Hit: Emma Electronic Okto-Nøjs

April 10, 2017
The tasty combination of octaver and fuzz is taken to new highs—and lows—with this Danish design.
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Gibson EB 4 Review

March 30, 2017
While it doesn’t summon visions of yesteryear’s Gibson EBs, the newly reimagined EB 4 offers up impressive construction, playability, and modern tones.
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Quick Hit: Crazy Tube Circuits Planet B

March 26, 2017
An OD for bassists that takes tonal inspiration from a ’70s tube amp and lets you go supersonic at will.
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Phil Jones Bass Session 77 Review

March 14, 2017
A pair of 7" ferrite drivers helps a wallet-friendly 100-watt bass combo deliver the goods.
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