Höfner 173 "Artist"
11/5/2012 12:00:00 AM
FOUNDED IN GERMANY IN 1887, HÖFNER may forever be typecast by low-end aficionados as the company that made Sir Paul McCartney’s 500/1 “Beatle Bass.”
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Blast Cult One4Five and Channel Blaster
11/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
THE SLAP UPRIGHT BASS TECHNIQUE WAS originally a response to the problem of getting heard in a group.
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Keith Roscoe of Roscoe Guitars
10/31/2012 12:00:00 AM
Welcome to “Meet Your Maker,” a series dedicated to bringing you closer to the individuals behind the instruments that inspire us.
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Retro-Rama: 1976 Fender Mustang & 1978 Musicmaster Basses
8/8/2012 12:00:00 AM
THIS TIME, I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE cool to combine these two ’70s mini-Fenders into one article, as they are definitely close relatives.
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Godin Shifter Classic 4
8/8/2012 12:00:00 AM
ADD ’EM UP, AND PRECISION-STYLE AND Jazz-style basses—whether from Fender or the myriad manufacturers who have drawn on those iconic designs—command the lion’s share of the bass market.
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Retro-Rama: 1964 Framus 54-19
5/10/2012 12:00:00 AM
THIS IS ONE OF THE COOLEST BASSES I have found in a long time.
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Retro-Rama: 1960s Kent Bass Guitar
3/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
THIS MONTH’S RETRO-RAMA BASS IS AN INTERESTING JAPANESE twist on a classic American design.
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Top Shops For Bass
3/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
WHETHER YOU’RE A JET-SETTING SALESMAN OR A ROAD-WEARY ROCKER, CHANCES ARE YOU WILL ONE DAY FIND yourself away from home, wondering where you might find a little low-end love.
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Retro-Rama: 1968 Silvertone 1443
3/9/2012 12:00:00 AM
FOR THOSE WHO STARTED PLAYING music in the ’50s and ’60s, Silvertone was an iconic brand name that meant quality instruments at an affordable price.
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Roundup: Acoustic Bass Guitars
3/9/2012 12:00:00 AM
WHILE IT AIN’T EXACTLY THE BIG CAT in the bass jungle, the acoustic bass guitar (ABG) has definitely earned its place in the ecosystem.
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Fodera Yin Yang Standard & Emperor 5 Standard
3/9/2012 12:00:00 AM
FODERA BASSES HAVE LONG BEEN THE stuff of dreams for most bass players—their reputation as exquisite instruments and their association with some of the bass world’s baddest players (Anthony Jackson, Victor Wooten, and Matt Garrison among them) make them among the most coveted basses on the market.
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Cort GS-Punisher-2
2/23/2012 12:00:00 AM
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Retro-Rama: 1966 Klira Twen Star
2/16/2012 12:00:00 AM
WHEN THE BEATLES BECAME SUPERSTARS IN 1964, sales of electric guitars and basses took a huge upswing all over the world, and manufacturers had to adapt to survive.
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Roscoe Century Basses
9/2/2011 12:00:00 AM
TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICAN philosopher and educator Mortimer Adler once said, “People value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant, or as intrinsically admirable.”
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Veillette Guitars Concorde Bass
7/6/2011 1:00:00 AM

SINCE THE EARLY 1950S, SOLID-BODY basses have dominated the groove-making sector of the market.

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