October 2020

 

4-string

ARTICLES

Dean Guitars

Dean Guitars Reveals the Edge Select Burled Poplar Satin Natural Bass

August 18, 2020
The 4-string features a solid mahogany body matched with a highly figured poplar burl top with walnut center—street price will start at $729.
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Nordstrand Acinonyx Demo - Summer Gear Slam 2020

July 15, 2020
Noted pickup maker and luthier Carey Nordstrand's first import bass is inspired by a '60s Goya cult classic and comes in at a remarkably affordable price.
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Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Most Iconic Basses

June 26, 2020
Verdine, Flea, Sheehan, Josephine and six other legends show us their favorite earth-rumblers!
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Classic Hofner, P & J Bass Tones Meet in a Splendorous Mid-Scale

June 11, 2020
The PG Rivolta Combinata Bass VII review.
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Kinga’s Feeling the “Crazy Notes”

June 1, 2020
She’s too humble for her own good, but the bass phenom’s compositions and videos are making virtuosity more fun than it’s been in ages.
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Walter Becker’s 1968 Ampeg AMUB-1 Bass

May 31, 2020
We're not sure which recordings the Steely Dan legend used it on, if any, but that doesn't mean it's not a fascinating find!
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Release the Yeti!

April 3, 2020
A stylishly designed 4-string that offers unique looks, unique tones, and a uniquely pleasant playing experience. The PG Dunable Yeti review.
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This Bass Might Be Responsible for the Pointy Headstocks of the '80s

March 16, 2020
Guitar hunter extraordinaire Frank Meyers recalls how he found this late-’60s Marlin PB-26—an ahead-of-its-time design so gonzo it left him speechless.
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G&L Fallout: The Premier Guitar Review

March 6, 2020
Racing stripes match a wicked-fast neck, while short-scale goodness and an MFD humbucker gas the machine.
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Spector Legend 4 Standard: The Premier Guitar Review

January 10, 2020
This versatile, active P/J-configured 4-string comes in at just over five bills and absolutely earns its name.
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Can You Name This Magical Mystery Bass?

December 20, 2019
This incredibly ornate bass is packed with enough electronics to make ’70s-era IBM blush, but it’s origin has our columnist stumped. Thoughts?
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Vox Starstream 1H Artist Bass Review

December 10, 2019
Examining the other-worldly aesthetics and Music Man-esque flavors of a futuristic single-pickup bass.
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Quick Hit: Cort Action HH4 Review

December 3, 2019
A dual-humbucker 4-string with plenty of switching options defies its price with a tight, light build.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Short-Scale StingRay Review

November 11, 2019
A classic bass gets a short-scale makeover, but doesn’t come up short anywhere else.
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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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