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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Ibanez Grooveline Basses
6/1/2011 1:00:00 AM

IN 1990, MY DAD DECIDED I WAS serious about this “bass thing,” so he took me into the local music store in Rolla, Missouri, and told me I had $800 to spend.

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Warwick Thumb Basses
5/1/2011 1:00:00 AM

WITH ITS EVER-EXPANDING ROSTER OF artist endorsees and swelling product lines of basses and amplifiers, Warwick seems to be capturing the zeitgeist of the bass world especially well as of late.

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Peavey Millennium 4 AC BXP
4/1/2011 1:00:00 AM

In his book Mojo Triangle [Schirmer, 2005], author James L. Dickerson drops anchor points in the musical meccas of Nashville, Memphis, and New Orleans to draw a triangle that hems in what he calls the birthplace of country, blues, jazz, and rock & roll.

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Retro-Rama : 1964 Gibson EB-6
3/30/2011 12:45:00 PM
THE EARLY ’60S WERE A TIME OF identity crisis for many bass players.
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Cort A5-Custom Z
3/15/2011 12:45:00 PM
CORT GUITARS IS WELL KNOWN for producing instruments for several prominent brands—its own among them—with a primary focus on affordability.
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Fender Kingman Bass SCE
1/1/2011 1:00:00 AM

WITH BRANCHES SUPPORTING amps, guitars, mandolins, banjos, and basses, the Fender family tree is a pretty formidable one.

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Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar, Jazz Bass ’77 and Precision Bass
12/1/2010 1:00:00 AM

IN MY EARLY YEARS AT THE magazine, the predominant topic of discussion among us BASS PLAYER editors, gear-wise, was the incredible quality of low-cost basses made overseas, mostly in Asia.

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Warwick Corvette NT LTD 4- and 5-Strings
12/1/2010 1:00:00 AM

THE RENOWNED 19TH-CENTURY German Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel once said, “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”

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Retro-Rama : 1976 Guild B-50
11/1/2010 1:00:00 AM

THIS IS THE “MISSING LINK” IN THE trilogy of columns I wrote a while back about the evolution of the acoustic bass guitar, or ABG [August–October 2008].

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Dingwall Combustion, ABZ and Afterburner II Basses
11/1/2010 1:00:00 AM

DINGWALL BASSES OCCUPY A UNIQUE space in our crowded bass landscape.

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Fodera NYC-5 and NYC-4
10/1/2010 1:00:00 AM

Brooklyn's Fodera Guitars is in a cinematically rundown warehouse district on the Red Hook waterfront.

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Kala uBass
9/1/2010 1:00:00 AM

BP's Brian Fox takes the Kala uBass for a spin.

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Retro-Rama : Joe Osborn’s 1960 Fender Jazz Bass
8/31/2010 1:00:00 AM

Joe Osborn's 1960 Fender Jazz Bass is arguably one of the most famous recording basses in the history of popular music.

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