November 2019

4-string

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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Eastwood Sidejack Pro JM Bass Review

August 9, 2019
This short-scale looker takes visual cues from a ’60s Mosrite, while raising the playability level.
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Vintage Vault: 1968 Gibson Melody Maker Bass

July 29, 2019
This muddy cousin of the EB-0 is a rare gem, despite some design flaws.
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Quick Hit: Traveler CL-3BE Review

June 20, 2019
Size-defying sound, price-defying appointments, and ready for a road trip.
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Ibanez SRMD200 Mezzo Review

June 11, 2019
This P/J hybrid offers Precision-like tone with a medium-scale build and small-scale price.
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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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Strandberg Introduces the Boden Bass Series

April 24, 2019
More than a mere “bass version” of the Boden guitar models, the 4- and 5-strings were developed from the ground up to meet the requirements of the most discriminating and demanding bassists in the world.
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Reverend Triad Bass Review

April 21, 2019
Joe Naylor's latest 4-string is a triple-pickup champion of versatility, playability, and lookin’ good.
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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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NAMM '19 - Mattisson Bass Janek Gwizdala Master Built & Standard Series Signature Bass Demos

January 27, 2019
Virtuoso bassist Janek Gwizdala jams on his brand-new namesake collaboration with luthier Anders Mattisson.
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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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Squier Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH Review

December 18, 2018
With this new workhorse, adding a double dose of humbucker to the Jazz formula equals a whole lotta bass.
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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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Elrick Unveils the Icon Bass

October 25, 2018
The Gold Series bass has a bolt-on neck construction with a body that features a heel-less design.
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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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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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SNAMM '18 - Galloup Guitars G.9CE Demo

July 19, 2018
The Michigan-based luthier and guitar-building instructor introduces his first acoustic bass with an original bridge design.
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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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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - iVee Guitars iVee#13 "TTT Bass" Misery 3030 & iVee#107 "es" Wayang Demo

May 25, 2018
Indonesian luthier Ivan Mulia demos 6- and 4-string instruments with meticulously hand-etched metal parts—the bass’ fretless fingerboard.
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