June 2020

Reviews: Bass Gear

Jul15-Kala-FEAT

Quick Hit: Kala 5-String SUB U-Bass Review

June 7, 2015
A 5-string bass whose big sound belies its small size.
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Jul15-Dream Studios M5-FEAT

Dream Studios M5 Review

June 1, 2015
Whether you favor passive or active electronics, this bold 5-string has you covered.
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FEAT

Boom-Boom Beyond the Bedroom: 1x12 Bass Combo Review Roundup

May 20, 2015
We size-up four surprisingly versatile sub-$500 amps from Ampeg, Hartke, Fender, and Ashdown.
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Jun15-Aguilar-Fuzzistor-FEAT

Quick Hit: Aguilar Fuzzistor Review

May 10, 2015
A new silicon-transistor fuzz machine for bassists that’s built like a tank.
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June15-Taurus-FEAT

Taurus Abigar Mk-2 Review

May 4, 2015
A bass booster that combines modern and vintage overdrive tones.
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Jun15-TC-BH800-FEAT

TC Electronic BH800 Review

April 24, 2015
A svelte 800-watt bass amp with a cornucopia of sounds available via free download.
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May15-Keeley-FEAT

Keeley Bassist Compressor Review

April 7, 2015
Taking the mystery out of compression with a new easy-to-use and solidly built pedal for bassists.
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Apr15-PG-Phil Jones-FEAT

Quick Hit: Phil Jones Bass BigHead Review

March 15, 2015
Big bass sound and plenty more from a pocket-sized package.
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Apr15-PG-Fender-Jag-Bass-FEAT

Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass Review

March 11, 2015
The indie-minded 4-string gets upgraded with stellar hardware and extraordinarily flexible electronics.
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Apr14-Radial-FEAT

Radial Bassbone OD Review

February 23, 2015
A 2-channel preamp/overdrive packed with bass-friendly features.
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EHX

Quick Hit: Electro-Harmonix Nano Bass Big Muff Pi Review

February 10, 2015
EHX’s coveted Big Muff tone is now available for bassists in a svelte Nano-series enclosure.
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Mar15-REV-Red Witch-FEAT2

Red Witch Factotum Suboctave Bass Drive Review

February 2, 2015
A powerful analog suboctave and overdrive for bass.
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Schertler

Schertler Bass Fidelity B10 Review

January 30, 2015
A pint-sized powerhouse 1x10 bass combo that belies its footprint.
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Feb15_PG_ShredNeck_FEAT

Quick Hit: Shredneck Z-Series Review

January 12, 2015
A wee bass with plenty of thump designed for easy travel.
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Jan15-PRS-Kingfisher-Video-FEAT

PRS SE Kingfisher Review

December 15, 2014
A modern 4-string offering from PRS that serves up the low end without busting the bank.
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Jan15-Fender-Rascal-FEAT2

Fender Rascal Review

November 28, 2014
A vibey, one-off short-scale bass from Fender’s Custom Shop is now available as a production model.
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Dec14_Eden_FEAT

Eden I-90 Bass Chorus Review

October 27, 2014
A new chorus pedal geared for maximum low end.
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Darkglass

Darkglass Electronics Duality Dual Fuzz Engine Review

October 10, 2014
A pair of discreet and blendable circuits provide a wide spectrum of fuzzy bass tones.
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Nov14_BreedlovePursuit-FEAT

Quick Hit: Breedlove Pursuit Bass Review

September 29, 2014
An attractively priced new acoustic bass guitar from Breedlove that projects warm and woody tones, and good looks to boot.
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Nov14_PG_Yamaha-FEAT2

Yamaha TRBX505 Review

September 22, 2014
A solidly built, multitasking 5-string bass for under $600.
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