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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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NAMM '18 - PureSalem Guitars Cardinal Bass & Levitation 12-String Demos

February 12, 2018
Vintage form defines the first bass and debut 12-string by this Florida company.
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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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NAMM '18 - Dingwall D-Bird Standard Demo

January 28, 2018
The boutique-bass builder's multiscale "Lamborghini" interpretation of the famous silhouette features a cool new three-pickup array that can conjure a multitude of tones via a 4-way rotary switch.
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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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Dunable Guitars Announces the JM Bass

November 21, 2017
The company's designation of their first signature instrument goes to the collaboration with High On Fire bassist Jeff Matz.
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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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Yamaha BBP34 Review

October 27, 2017
A refresh of Yamaha’s BB bass design brings power, class, and impressive playability.
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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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Warwick Introduces the RockBass Corvette Basic 8 and Rex Brown Signature Model

August 22, 2017
The former Pantera bassist's new model features active EMG pickups, Warwick electronics, and bronze frets.
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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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SNAMM '17 - Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen (JMJ) Signature Mustang Bass Demo

August 10, 2017
The legendary Beck bassist and all-around ace producer shows off his new signature model that’s based on his vintage 4-string.
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SNAMM '17 - Supro Huntington Bass Demo

August 4, 2017
Bass wizard Doug Wimbish test-drives the new 4-string with retro flair.
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SNAMM '17 - Modulus Funk Unlimited 4 RevOLite Demo

July 24, 2017
The newest Funk Unlimited model carries the same shape but features a reinforced carbon-fiber construction that increases rigidity and reduces weight.
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SNAMM '17 - Guild Guitars Jumbo Junior Bass Demo

July 20, 2017
One of the company's classic shapes gets the low-end treatment.
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SNAMM '17 - Spector Basses Euro 4LE 1977 Demo

July 19, 2017
The boutique-bass mainstays celebrate 40 years in the business with an homage to the 4-string that started it all.
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Ibanez Announces New Basses for 2017

July 18, 2017
The company is expanding the BTB700 series with the bold, new BTB747 7-string model and its more traditional counterpart, the 4-string BTB740.
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SNAMM '17 - Yamaha LJ16 Billy Corgan Signature Acoustic & BB Series Bass Demos

July 16, 2017
Find out what the Smashing Pumpkins leader tweaked on the popular jumbo and what the Japanese brand enhanced on their popular series of low-end instruments.
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SNAMM '17 - Swope Guitars 6-String Prototype and Dakota Demos

July 14, 2017
Luthier Chris Swope—who spent time working at Sadowsky and Gibson—brings an offset 6-string and stylish 4-string to this year's show.
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