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Reviews: Bass Gear

TC Electronic SpectraDrive Review

August 10, 2018
A true multi-tool for bassists that packs all the essentials for performance and practice.
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Quick Hit: Crazy Tube Circuits Locomotive Review

August 2, 2018
A 12AY7-packed bass OD for clean, mean, and points in-between.
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Ibanez TCB1006 Review

July 30, 2018
It’s not for the timid or small-handed, but Thundercat’s signature 6-string bass offers a reward in tonal currency equal to its size.
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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Bass Review

July 12, 2018
An iconic bass design undergoes a subtle yet significant refresh, both inside and out.
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Blackstar Unity 500 Review

July 4, 2018
After more than a decade serving the needs of guitarists, U.K.-based Blackstar opens their doors to bassists with a new series of amps.
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Swope Guitars Dakota Review

June 14, 2018
Crafted by a builder with a serious shop pedigree, this unique detour from the standard P formula is style-rich, tone-wealthy, and ultra-comfortable.
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Hartke HD500 Review

June 4, 2018
For a 35-pound lightweight, Hartke’s new 2x10 combo can throw some air—with 500 watts under the hood and a smart command central.
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Quick Hit: Ampeg Opto Comp Review

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 Review

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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