November 2018
David Abdo

David Abdo

David Abdo is a bassist and educator in Nashville, Tennessee. His electric and upright work have supported many artists onstage and in the studio. David also counsels musicians who struggle with G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), a condition he's been battling for years.

ARTICLES

Fano JM4 Standard Review

November 12, 2018
Though it’s been kissed by a Thunderbird, this surprisingly versatile handbuilt 4-string has a vibe all its own.
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Marco N1 Review

October 17, 2018
A handbuilt take on the J-style formula brings modern touches to the table, yet has a price reminiscent of yesteryear.
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Ampeg Liquifier Review

August 23, 2018
The bass-amp giant's new dual-chorus circuit serves up a wide range of rich modulation with a price that harkens back to the 1980s.
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TC Electronic SpectraDrive Review

August 10, 2018
A true multi-tool for bassists that packs all the essentials for performance and practice.
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Ibanez TCB1006 Review

July 30, 2018
It’s not for the timid or small-handed, but Thundercat’s signature 6-string bass offers a reward in tonal currency equal to its size.
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Blackstar Unity 500 Review

July 4, 2018
After more than a decade serving the needs of guitarists, U.K.-based Blackstar opens their doors to bassists with a new series of amps.
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Hartke HD500 Review

June 4, 2018
For a 35-pound lightweight, Hartke’s new 2x10 combo can throw some air—with 500 watts under the hood and a smart command central.
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Diminutive Darlings: Short-Scale Bass Review Roundup

May 15, 2018
We check out three downsized rumblers—the Fender JMJ Road Worn Mustang, Spector Bantam 4, and Supro Huntington II.
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Modulus Graphite Funk Unlimited RevOLite Review

April 13, 2018
Modulus is back with a flyweight bass that’s easy on the shoulders but heavy in tone—and couldn’t care less about how cold it is outside.
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Sire Marcus Miller P7 Review

March 9, 2018
An appointment-rich take on the P formula—with design input from a top-tier player—that still keeps it real on your pocketbook.
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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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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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