New Gear: July 2013
7/1/2013 1:32:00 PM
Novation’s popular 20-year-old Bass Station gets an update with the Bass Station II, an all-analog redesign equipped with two filters, two oscillators, a sub-obscillator, patch-save capability, onboard modulation, an arpeggiator, and analog effects.
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Roundup: 7 Micro Combo Amps
7/1/2013 12:09:00 PM
GIVEN THE UBIQUITY OF GALAXIES, ANDROIDS, IPHONES, AND YOU-NAME-IT, IT’S EASY TO FORGET that just 10 or 12 years ago, the tools needed to execute the basic commands of a smartphone could easily gobble the surface area of your average credenza.
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Full Circle: 360 Degrees of the Acoustic 360
4/25/2013 8:59:00 AM
ON A WARM SUNDAY MORNING LAST OCTOBER, A DOZEN OR SO BASS GEEKS SAT IN A ROOM AT SIR REHEARSAL STUDIOS IN LOS ANGELES WAITING FOR A BASS PLAYER LIVE! EVENT TO BEGIN.
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New Gear from the 2013 NAMM Show
3/26/2013 4:55:00 PM
This month and next, we’ll be sifting through everything we saw at this year’s NAMM Show to bring you the best in bass.
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Ampeg, January 1973
3/14/2013 2:36:00 PM
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Soundroom: Tech 21 VT Bass 1969 & B410-VT
1/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
TO MANY OF US, THE ULTIMATE IN OLDschool soul and rock & roll bass tone was codifi ed back in the 1960s and hasn’t changed a whole lot since; hand a dude like me a P-Bass and the choice of an Ampeg B-15 combo or SVT stack, and watch him settle into hours of blissed-out riff-andgroove noodling.
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Peavey Tour TNT 115, Headliner & Headliner 410
11/5/2012 12:00:00 AM
WHETHER YOU’RE A BRAND-SPANKING NEWBIE or a grizzled gig vet, Peavey’s got your back.
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Markbass Big Bang
11/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
IN THE BEGINNING, THERE WAS BASS. AND IT WAS LOUD, and it was good.
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Ampeg Micro-CL Stack
8/8/2012 12:00:00 AM
IN THE PANTHEON OF GREAT ROCK tones, the sound of a P-Bass driven through an Ampeg is high on the list of all-time classics.
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Fender Super Bassman & Bassman 410 Neo
6/11/2012 12:00:00 AM
MR. BASS MAN / YOU’VE GOT THAT certain something / Mr. Bass Man / You set that music thumping.
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Markbass TTE 500 & New York 151 RJ
6/11/2012 12:00:00 AM
Long before he was shouting “You’re going to Hollywood!” to would-be pop stars on American Idol, Randy Jackson was busy building a bass resume longer than an Idol audition line.
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Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2-12T Combo
5/14/2012 12:00:00 AM
WHEN THE GENZ BENZ SHUTTLE 6.0 combo arrived on the scene in 2008, bassists took notice of the little box with the big sound.
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Ashdown LB-30 Drophead 15H
3/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
TUBE—THE WORD ITSELF JUST SOUNDS sexy.
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TC Electronic RH750 & Blacksmith
2/17/2012 12:00:00 AM
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Warwick WA 600s, WCA 115 & WCA 410
9/2/2011 12:00:00 AM
WHEN WARWICK TEAMED UP WITH Jonas Hellborg a while back to produce a line of amps and cabinets, the resulting Hellborg Preamp, Power Amp, and cabinets made a big impression here at BASS PLAYER.
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