Fender’s Precision Bass has long been the industry standard in electric bass guitars. If you’re reading this article, this isn’t anything you haven’t heard before. However, it seems nowadays the simplicity, durability, and thunderous time-tested growl of this instrument has fallen slightly out of favor, and we see more and more bassists relying on the active EQs, hyper thin necks, and high output pickups of the type that the Ibanez Soundgear series originally made popular. […]
Squier Vintage Modified ‘70s Jazz Bass is a bass for all levels of player. If you’re a young player just startin’ out, you’ll be extremely lucky to have this be your first bass and it’s not one you’ll grow out of anytime soon. If you gig and don’t want to take an expensive instrument on the road, you might just wanna take a look. […]
Leo Fender invented the fretted electric bass guitar early in his career. There have been many innovations since those seminal days, as a quick glance through any online or brick-and-mortar music store will display, but the basic concept remains the same. It’s always fun to see what the top-selling basses are at any given time, however, as it gives an indication as to what designs and feature are on the minds of the world’s bass players: do they want a new, innovative flavor to their next instruments, or is tried-and-true traditional the order of the day? […]
Bass players, your Ebay/Craigslist vintage search may have a surprise ending here: Announcing a limited run of a re-vamped version of the Ibanez Destroyer bass! The Candy Apple Red DTB100 is definitely the extrovert of the Ibanez bass family. Whether you’re looking to get retro-fit, or it’s time to hit your audience with some electro-shock therapy, this may be the Bold Statement that you’ve been looking for. […]
Totally killer design looks like tomorrow, sounds incredible.
The 6-string MusicMan Bongo Bass Guitar is crafted from select basswood carved into one of the most distinctive electric guitar body styles ever. The MusicMan Bongo is very well balanced and responsive. Features include a super-tight 5-bolt joint to a select maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard. Dual neodymium humbucker pickups with 4-band EQ on 2 concentric knobs and continuous balance provide huge tone with precision command. The Bongo electric bass’s Schaller BM tuners with tapered string posts, easily accessible truss rod, matching headstock, and a graphite acrylic resin-coated body cavity (for supreme noise shielding) add up to true MusicMan luxury. […]
There 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? […]
If you love it louder than Hell, Epiphone’s Nikki Sixx Blackbird electric bass guitar is the axe for you. A pair of DeepSixx humbuckers give it thunderous output, especially since they are wired direct and have an on/off toggle as the only control.
Les Paul lends his name to this new Limited Edition Epiphone electric bass guitar that gives you unparalleled performance, features and affordability. Starting with the classic Les Paul Special body shape it sports a solid mahogany body and neck for rock-solid performance, rich bass and clean, clear highs. […]
Höfner company was founded by luthier Karl Höfner in the city of Schönbach in 1887, at that time the city was German. He soon became the largest manufacturer of string instruments in the country. His sons Josef and Walter joined the company around 1920, and began spreading the brand’s reputation worldwide. The company suffered some upheavals during and after World War II, but survived and continued to thrive. The company built new factories in Bubenreuth, Western Germany in 1950. […]
The 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. […]
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 […]