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February 18, 2014

Over the last few years, Tech Bench has looked at amps, preamps, pickups, hardware, electronics, and many other links in the chain of devi...

December 4, 2013

There is no shortage of reasonably built, attractively finished import basses on the market these days, and for as little as $180, you can...

October 28, 2013

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON MODS PERFORMED on electric bass is the transformation from passive to active.

September 19, 2013

THIS MONTH’S MOD IS SOMEWHAT OF A “WALK of shame” for me, having mutilated more Fender Precision Basses in the pursuit of “the best of both ...

August 26, 2013

IF YOU’RE PRONE TO BOUTS OF B.M.S. (BASS Modification Syndrome), at some point you’ve probably looked at one of your basses and wondered, “W...

July 25, 2013

ONE SIMPLE WAY TO PROFOUNDLY AFFECT THE basic character of your instrument is to swap out the pickups— a mod that can often be carried out w...

July 6, 2011

Mirrors don’t lie / A mirror won’t lie So don’t be lookin’ if you can’t stand to see Mirrors don’t lie / A mirror won’t lie I know it’s s...

May 1, 2011

FOR MOST BASS PLAYERS, THE pursuit of ideal tone is a lifelong endeavor.

March 1, 2011

THOUGH I’M A CHANGED MAN WHO’S rehabilitated himself, I have a dark secret from my past that I’m just now feeling bold enough to admit: I’m ...

February 1, 2011

FORGIVE THE PUN, BUT LET’S admit it upfront: We bassists can get very attached to our strings.


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