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  • Gear Review: Orange 4-Stroke Bass Amp and OCB410 Cabinet

    Gear Review: Orange 4-Stroke Bass Amp and OCB410 Cabinet

    The latest amp offering from Orange, 4-Stroke 300W Bass Amp paired with their OCB410 Bass Cabinet is a sweet combination bassist wanting an all analog Class A/B amp for both clean sounding or bit of edge. This a rock bassist rig without a doubt, but it really delivers on versatility. The 4-Stroke has a different... »

  • Gear Review: Ibanez SR300E and TMB2000 Basses

    Gear Review: Ibanez SR300E and TMB2000 Basses

    This review will cover two Ibanez basses that are by design apples and oranges, but maybe in side-by-side comparison help you to find a good fit that suit your needs. The SR300E-CCB is the more modern styled and beginner level variety and the TMB2000-TFL fits the more seasoned player seeking a classic sound and esthetic.... »

  • Gear Review: Gallien-Krueger MB410 Bass Combo Amplifier

    Gear Review: Gallien-Krueger MB410 Bass Combo Amplifier

    Gallien-Krueger’s latest line of combo amps, the MB combo series, has all the GK tone and power you’d expect from GK and some features that will really appeal to the “plug and play” musician. The 500 watt GK MB410 is relatively light weight at 49 lbs and has a streamlined black box presence. All controls... »

  • Gear Review: Rockready Volo Bass Gig Bag and UltraStrap 3.5

    Gear Review: Rockready Volo Bass Gig Bag and UltraStrap 3.5

    Working musicians who demand better accessories will be happy that Rockready is making a bass gig bag and guitar strap. The Volo bass guitar gig bag is designed as a lightweight case that is in between a hard shell guitar case and your typical soft gig bag. Leaning more to the soft bag side though,... »

  • Gear Review: Gruv Gear GigBlade Bass Gig Bag

    Gear Review: Gruv Gear GigBlade Bass Gig Bag

    Every once in a while a product comes along that totally reimagines a piece of gear that most of us take for granted. In the world of gig bags, that product is the Gruv Gear GigBlade. The main idea behind the GigBlade is economy of space and weight distribution. Most gig bags have backpack straps... »

  • Bass Review: Fender American Standard Dimension Bass IV HH

    Bass Review: Fender American Standard Dimension Bass IV HH

    Fender took a leap last year by introducing a new model apart from their genre-defining Precision and Jazz basses. The Dimension Bass started as a model in their Modern Player Series before branching into their Deluxe and American Deluxe series. But now the double humbucker model has been cemented into the brand’s lineup with an... »

  • Gear Review: Ibanez BTB1406E 6-String Bass

    Gear Review: Ibanez BTB1406E 6-String Bass

    Ibanez’s foray into the boutique bass domain is off to strong start. The only thing missing is the extra $1,000.00 you didn’t have to spend to enjoy all of the features this six string bass delivers. Most online retailers are offering this bass for sale in the $1,500.00 price range, which is not the price... »

  • Gear Review: Rybski Sean O’Bryan Smith Deluxe Signature Bass

    Gear Review: Rybski Sean O’Bryan Smith Deluxe Signature Bass

    Rybski’s Sean O’Bryan Smith Deluxe Signature Bass is a truly rare custom bass. Rare in the sense that most custom basses have some element of “stock” to them, where as this bass is a signature model with features to fit a particular player’s needs and the builders unique touches that comprise his own inspiration and... »

  • Review: Cort T54 and Curbow 52 Basses

    Review: Cort T54 and Curbow 52 Basses

    This review will cover two Cort basses, the T54, and the Curbow 52. These basses are not the Cort basses of years past you may remember when you went shopping for one of your early basses. For an entry level intermediate basses, I was truly impressed with the features, fit and finish, and the sound.... »

  • Gear Review: Kinal SK5-B Bass Guitar

    Gear Review: Kinal SK5-B Bass Guitar

    It’s bass guitar review time once again, and this time we’re checking out the SK5-B made by Michael Kinal of Kinal Guitars. Please bear with the theoretical extrapolations in this review. It might seem like a long review here, but the information will come in handy for you when you start to compare basses, giving... »