New Gear from GHS, Takamine, MXR, and More
3/24/2014 7:48:00 PM
Review: Ultimate Ears 11 Pro Custom In-Ear Monitors
3/24/2014 6:26:00 PM
There are the essential devices we need to ply our trade as bass players: instrument, strings, amp, cable.
Review: La Bella RX-N Strings
3/24/2014 6:20:00 PM
With what can best be described as a diversified portfolio, La Bella has built a following among bass players with its its variety of strings.
New Gear: January 2014
2/14/2014 4:28:00 PM
New Gear: December 2013
12/4/2013 5:14:00 PM
New Gear: November 2013
10/29/2013 11:46:00 AM
With their heavy-duty Neutrik connectors and fire-retardant sheath, FM Cables’ new Speakons are built to last, and if their three standard lengths—5’, 6.5’, and 10’—don’t work for you, go ahead and order a custom cable.
Tech Bench - Mod Squad: Going Active
10/28/2013 11:00:00 AM
ONE OF THE MOST COMMON MODS PERFORMED on electric bass is the transformation from passive to active.
New Gear: October 2013
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Spector adds another axe to its Korean Professional Series with the 34"-scale CK-4, a neck-through 4-string.
Tech Bench - Mod Squad: The P/J Path
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
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 worlds” than I care to admit.
Soundroom: Pigtronix Bass Envelope Phaser, Philosopher Bass Compressor & Bass FAT Drive
8/26/2013 10:02:00 AM
PIGTRONIX, BASED IN LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK, IS A SMALL company that has gained acclaim for its 21st-Century spin on vintage tone.
Tech Bench - Fretless-ize Your Life!
8/26/2013 10:00:00 AM
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, “What if it were fretless?”
New Gear: September 2013
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
With its stereo audio, MIDI in/out, and charging dock, the StudioConnect, an all-in-one audio interface for the iPad, makes it easy to plug in and jam along with whatever’s on your iPad.
New Gear: August 2013
7/25/2013 12:01:00 PM
Dean’s Jeff Berlin Basic bass keeps it, well, basic: It’s a bolt-on 4-string with an natural oil-finished alder body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with abalone dot inlays, Grover tuners, and chrome hardware.
Soundroom: D'Addario Balanced Tension and Dunlop Heavy Core Strings
7/25/2013 10:46:00 AM
ROUNDWOUND, FLATWOUND, TAPEWOUND, HALFWOUND, COATED, COLORED— bassists are blessed with an abundance of options for the quickest, cheapest, easiest way to chase the dragon that is the ultimate bass tone: by swapping strings.
Tech Bench - Pickup: The Pieces
7/25/2013 9:51:00 AM
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 with no alteration to the bass itself.
John Goldsby's Jazz Concepts - A 6th Sense for Melody
Blues You Can Use - Willie Dixon: Slap Soloing
Blues You Can Use - Willie Dixon: When "Wrong" is Right
John Goldsby's Jazz Concepts - A Sound for Sore Ears
Blues You Can Use - Big Mama Thornton: A Tale of Two Luthers
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