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Fender Road Worn Series Guitars and Basses

March 1, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Road Worn 60s StratocasterFender first revealed the Road Worn Series guitars and basses at the Winter NAMM 2009 show four years ago, and seemed to have been a hit. These axes are for players who desire that banged up, beaten, used and abused vintage relic’d appearance but don’t have the spare $2,000 – $3,000 for a Fender Custom Shop Time Machine relic, let alone the cash to purchase an authentic vintage Fender. Read more

Best Bass Guitars To Buy – Get The Best For Your Buck!

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hofner Violin Bass GuitarIt’s an old cliché, but there really is safety in numbers. This holds true in many aspects of life, but is especially true in the world of musical instruments. Trends may come and go, but the instruments that the majority of players choose to play usually are the best at doing their job. Read more

Ibanez Destroyer Bass DTB100 – Bass Guitars

September 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ibanez Destroyer Bass GuitarIf you are looking for a second hand electric bass guitar that has killer vintage looks and bold shapes, then you might want to stop looking at the classifieds and consider getting the revamped Ibanez Destroyer Bass. It sports a vintage look combined with a pointy shape that will cater to most metal music bassists. Read more

Ernie Ball Music Man HS Bongo 6 six-string bass review

September 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 6 Bass GuitarWhen the Ernie Ball/BMW- designed Bongo bass came out in 2003, its innovative styling and brilliant tonal quality shook up the bass world. The four- and five- string models have garnered a rabid worldwide fan base; but now, with the introduction of the six-string version (the first-ever Music Man six-string bass), the Bongo is poised to carve itself a bigger niche. Read more

The Big Why: Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitars

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Playing Electric-Acoustic Bass GuitarThere is a degree of sincerity behind the arguments that people make when they blame certain societal ills on the cable entertainment channel known as MTV. Inner-city violence? Blame MTV. Teenage pregnancy on the rise? It’s MTV’s fault. Kids wearing their pants down around their femurs? That damn MTV again. High school truancy – MTV. Tattoos and nose rings Read more

Epiphone Bass Guitar Reviews: Blackbird and Les Paul Basses

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Epiphone has been a big player in the bass guitar market for many years now, dating back to the 40s with the upright bass. With their continuous growth and increasing reputation for building quality at an affordable price, we here at Gear-Vault decided to take a deeper look at a couple of Epiphone basses under $400 bones; the Les Paul Bass Special ($299) and Nikki Sixx Blackbird ($399). Read more

Jackson Guitars: Megadeth Dave Ellefson Gets Signature Bass

January 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jackson Bass Guitars Megadeth Dave Ellefson  NAMMWhen I was a pimple-faced teen, didn’t notice when girls flirted and was too busy rebelling at school, it only makes sense that my favorite guitar manufacture was Jackson Guitars (the axe of the late 80s and early 90s), my favorite band was Megadeth and ‘Rust In Peace‘ was (by far) my favorite all-time Megadath album. So it’s understandable why this news makes me want to reminisce. So, without further ado… Lets get to the news! Read more

Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitar by Fender

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

squier-vintage-modified-jazz-bass-guitarThe Squier Vintage Modified Bass is well known as a fantastic starter guitar. Produced by Fender, it is well priced and with today’s build quality, it can play a range of sounds from P-bass to the smoother warmer jazz sound. Read more

Aguilar AGRO and Filter Twin Pedals for Bass Review

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Aguilar AGROThe answer to “Why design pedals specifically for bass?” is a little more nuanced than some might think. Guitar effects often include a “free” low-cut filter that starts rolling off around 90Hz, on the assumption that guitar strings don’t go that low but hum does, so why not reduce the hum?
While that’s fine for guitar, the effect becomes unsuitable for bass, as the instrument’s natural fundamental frequencies can’t make it through. Read more

Fender Introduces Roger Waters Precision Bass

October 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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Fender introduces the Roger Waters Precision Bass guitar, named for the world-famous bassist/singer/songwriter whose elegant grooves and infectious riffs are hallmarks of the legendary Pink Floyd sound and an acclaimed solo career that continues stronger than ever today. Read more

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