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Bass Guitars

Fender American Precision Bass Guitar Review

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relying on the active EQs, hyper thin necks, and high output pickups of the type that the Ibanez Soundgear series originally made popular. […]

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Bass Guitars

Bass Guitar Shopping on a Budget

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. […]

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Epiphone Bass Guitar Reviews: Blackbird and Les Paul Basses

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. […]

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Unsung Guitar Hero: Cliff Williams

Since the early 70s, AC/DC has been doing dirty deeds and blowing up our videos, all while flicking the switch of rock n roll. The first formation of the band included Bon Scott, Angus Young, Malcolm young, Mark Evans, and Phil Rudd. In 1978 however, Evans was ejected from the band, and in came Cliff Williams. […]

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Best Bass Guitar Strings?

Players are tired of bass strings made poorly; either with a bad finish, or out of obviously poor material. So, about four years ago, a number of heavyweights from the music biz, the metal (as in materials, not the music) biz and even a guy who has a lot to do with nuclear submarines got together. They discussed material properties, winding pressure, the spacing of said windings (these guys measure winding space by the mm, nice and tight, so the crap from your hands won’t find it’s way through the windings to the core, thereby affecting the tone), studied the best and worst qualities of strings from Tomastic, Pearse, Markley (both frozen and thawed) and Pyramid. […]

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Ibanez SR Series Guitar – Bass on a Budget

I found a four string, sort of copper-orange SR 300 bass on the wall, that I guess because of it’s color, kinda called to me. My first pleasant surprise was how light this bass was. It’s body is made from Agathis, which is some Pacific Rim relative to mahogany. The neck is a maple/mahogany/maple/mahogany/maple sandwich with a rosewood fretboard that feels MUCH more expensive than $299.00. […]

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Fender 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass Guitar

1960 was a great year for the Fender Company. It had been around long enough to see its designs road-tested under all manner of playing and recording conditions and was becoming the legend that we know today. Honestly, every real vintage piece of Fender gear from 1960 I have experienced myself has been tremendous, including a brown 4×10 Concert amp that got away from me that I still yearn for in the dark of the night. It was the year when Fender got it all right. […]