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David Abdo

David Abdo

David Abdo is a first call bassist in the Midwest. He has performed with a wide spectrum of artists in Jazz, R&B, Blues, Latin, and Rock. He also counsels fellow musicians who are struggling with G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), a condition that he has been battling for many years.

ARTICLES

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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Boss GT-1B Review

November 3, 2017
A Pandora’s box full of tools and effects that might move a bassist to the front of the stage.
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Ashdown SZ Funk Face Review

October 3, 2017
The Brit amp outfit teams with founding Jamiroquai bassist Stuart Zender to deliver a 12AX7-fueled drive pedal that's seriously funky.
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Eden AstroFlange Review

August 23, 2017
Eden’s newest modulation box for bassists makes easy work of dialing in smooth and subtle effects.
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Hotone B Station Review

August 22, 2017
A preamp/DI for bassists that packs a ton of essentials, but keeps the price well under two bills.
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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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Electro-Harmonix Bass Clone Review

July 13, 2017
EHX puts the soul of their classic chorus into a box built for bassists.
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Glockenklang Steamhammer Review

July 4, 2017
Glockenklang brings down the bass sledge with a precision-engineered, 700-watt class-D powerhouse.
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Ibanez SRH505F Review

May 18, 2017
This piezo-loaded fretless from Ibanez dishes out the mwah alongside its tasty semi-acoustic flavor.
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Phil Jones Bass Session 77 Review

March 14, 2017
A pair of 7" ferrite drivers helps a wallet-friendly 100-watt bass combo deliver the goods.
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Epifani Piccolo 999 Review

February 1, 2017
This 1,000-watt head won’t break your back at 4 1/2 pounds, but it might add molto bene to your vocabulary.
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Dunlop CBM105Q Cry Baby Mini Bass Wah Review

January 13, 2017
The new Cry Baby for bassists proves big, tasty wah sounds can be tapped from a mighty small pedal.
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Sandberg Forty Eight Review

January 2, 2017
Classic inspirations gleam in Sandberg’s Forty Eight bass, but this versatile machine is in a class of its own.
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ESP LTD B-1005SE Multi-Scale Bass Review

November 21, 2016
Boutique looks, quality components, and impressive tones converge in a unique new 5-string.
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Cort B5 Plus AS Review

October 20, 2016
A modern 5-string with classic features brings the booty without busting the bank.
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EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe Review

September 4, 2016
A new drive pedal for bass that boxes up the tone of one of the greats and offers customization galore.
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3Leaf Audio Octabvre Mini Review

August 31, 2016
Designed for session bassist Tim Lefebvre (David Bowie, John Mayer), this stomp serves up both classic octave thump and synth-like glory.
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Ashdown Rootmaster RM-500-EVO and RM-210T-EVO Review

August 15, 2016
Ashdown’s new 500-watt, 11-pound bass amp brings tweakability aplenty for less than 500 bucks.
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Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 and 112T Review

July 7, 2016
Jeff Genzler’s return to bass amplification with a rig offering boutique-like construction and tone, minus the boutique price.
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Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra Review

May 19, 2016
A sturdy box for bassists that delivers wide-ranging drive and an impressive EQ section.
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