Read the September 2018 Issue

4-string

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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Modulus Graphite Introduces the Funk Unlimited RevOLite

July 10, 2017
The model utilizes advanced carbon fiber-reinforced construction to increase the structural rigidity of the neck and body.
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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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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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Vintage Vault: 1964 Gibson Thunderbird Bass

March 5, 2017
How art deco and ’60s marketing meshed in a classic low-ender.
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G&L Kiloton Review

January 30, 2017
Two of Leo Fender’s most significant designs for G&L come together to make one powerful bass.
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NAMM '17 - Spector Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass Demo

January 26, 2017
The former Ozzy Osbourne bassist jams on and chats about his new signature 4-string.
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J Ferro Basses Introduces the Avalon

January 16, 2017
The new basses are available in 4- and 5-string configurations.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice Review

December 16, 2016
Long known primarily for their classic active basses, the historic builder debuts a strong new passive 4-string.
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Overload Guitars & Basses Announces the Taurus 4-String Bass

November 21, 2016
A fully customizable 4-string with a wealth of wood and pickup options.
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Epiphone Releases Limited Edition Korina Flying-V, Korina Explorer, and Korina Explorer Bass

November 10, 2016
These old favorites have been updated with critically-acclaimed pickups and a solid Korina body.
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Journey Instruments OB660 Review

October 30, 2016
Carbon-fiber construction and a removable/stowable neck make airline travel a cinch.
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