November 2019
Steve Cook

Steve Cook

Steve Cook started as a touring bass player when printed maps were the only way to get there. His extensive studio and touring credits run the gamut from rock to jazz to country. Also a busy producer and WWII aviation junkie, he welcomes you to reach out via Twitter @shinybass.

ARTICLES

Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute Doublecut Bass Review

October 8, 2019
A salute to the EB-0 checks in with a low street price and high-flying sounds.
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MXR Dyna Comp Bass Review

September 27, 2019
The bass version of a classic compressor takes a couple inches from the waist, but provides more in the tweak department.
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Fender Downtown Express Review

September 22, 2019
Three of the most useful tone tools for bassists in a tidy, variable-XLR-equipped box.
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Jackson Spectra JS3V Review

September 12, 2019
An active 5-string with a price in contrast with its sophisticated, stealthy looks.
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One Control Blue 360 Review

June 13, 2019
The ghost of a storied bass rig finds a home in a compact pedal.
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Fender American Performer Precision Review

May 17, 2019
The venerable P’s latest incarnation brings some modern tweaks, but retains the versatility this classic is known for.
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GR Bass ONE800 and GR 212 Review

April 14, 2019
A bass rig from Italia that cooks up a tonal dish of tasty low-end flavors with plenty of power.
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Schecter SLS Elite-4 Review

March 15, 2019
A lightning-fast neck and a solid electronics package grace this 4-string with a boutique vibe.
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Trickfish Trilobite Review

February 8, 2019
The name may suggest something aquatic, but there’s nothing watered down about this DI.
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ESP LTD GB-4 Review

January 8, 2019
An offset-design 4-string that charms with both attitude and tone-sculpting power.
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Orange Terror Bass and OBC112 Review

October 8, 2018
This one-two combination for bassists doles out the thunder, but takes almost no room in the band van.
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Way Huge Pork & Pickle Review

September 16, 2018
Two distinct dirt circuits come together in one pedal for bassists who appreciate freedom of choice for their grit.
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Eastwood Airline Pocket Bass Review

September 6, 2018
A short-scale Valco-made bass oddity from the 1960s flies again as a reissue, but with some contemporary improvements.
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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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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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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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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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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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Yamaha BBP34 Review

October 27, 2017
A refresh of Yamaha’s BB bass design brings power, class, and impressive playability.
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