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.”
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

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.

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.”

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].

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.

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.

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

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

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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