Wednesday, July 2

Gibson EB 4-String 2014 Electric Bass Guitar with Case Review

I just recently purchased a Gibson EB 4-String 2014 Electric Bass Guitar with Case, I was very excited when it first arrived. I opened the case just to find one of the case latches very loose, the rivet not installed correctly. Ok I thought, shit happens. I can fix it, so I did. When I opened the case I found a very cool looking bass, Vintage Sunburst, Babitz Bridge, Gotoh Tuners (advertised as Grovers but not) in a tan case that was very weak with guitar case candy not bass guitar. Ok. Not good so far.

Sunday, February 10

How To Setup A Fender or Most Bass Guitars

FENDER® BASS ADJUSTMENT AND CARE The following setup procedures and specifications are for you Fender bass as equipped with the strings that come on the instrument as standard equipment from the factory. If you plan to change string gauges, you may need to adjust the specs somewhat to compensate for the changes in string sizes. Modifications of the specs may also be made (within limited parameters) to adjust for your individual playing style or application (i.e., how hard you pick, finger, slap, pop or fret the bass). Note: These are minimum specifications that are meant as a guide; they should not be construed as hard and fast rules, as we realize that every player's subjective requirements often differ.

Saturday, February 9

Bass Guitar Hardware-Tuners-Bridges-Etc.

Send us your questions about bass bridges, tuners, drop d tuners, pickup covers, installation, pickguards, etc. Hipshot, Badass, Schaller etc.

Bass Guitar Pickups And Electronics

Send your questions about pickups, wiring, pots, preamps, configuration or just tell us about yours. Bartolini, EMG, Seymour Duncan, Etc.

Bass Neck Work And Repair

Send us your questions or comments about bass neck repair, refinishing, nut replacement, customization, truss rods, etc.

Sunday, June 3

Ken Smith Design Burner Deluxe 5-String Electric Bass

Product Description
Built on the body and neck designs of master bass builder Ken Smith's acclaimed BSR "B" models, KSD is proud to present the Burner Deluxe 5 String. Constructed of an alder body capped with a solid 1/2 inch 4A flamed maple top, the Burner Deluxe 5 String is smartly dressed in a natural satin finish which showcases the depth and beauty of the select North American tone woods.

Ibanez SR605 5-String Electric Bass

Product Description
The SR605 brings added thunder to the plate by providing the extra low-end to their already popular Soundgear basses. Ibanez' SR605 has all the same extra smooth action to give your low-end rhythms the feeling of silky tones but the ability to punish the ears with heavy grinding bass that makes an audience rock all night. You can find Ibanez Soundgear basses in every corner of the musical spectrum, due to its functionality and tonality that is only rivaled by its structure. The SR600 features Ibanez' Bartolini MK-1 pickups and a 3 band EQ to give you a well pronounced sound that's easy to control. Other features include a 5-piece, Jatoba/Bubinga SR5 neck, 24 Medium Jumbo frets and an Accu-Cast B20 bridge. Feel yourself float away in the tone of the SR605.

Tuesday, July 5

Rickenbacker 4003 Bass

The Rickenbacker 4003 electric bass has a deep history. Rickenbacker's original solid-body electric bass was first introduced in the spring of 1957, bringing its own unique style to the Rock and Roll explosion of the early 60's and 70's. In the hands of bass-masters including Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, and Geddy Lee, Rickenbacker 4000-series basses forged a solid reputation for distinct tone and comfortable playability. The latest Rickenbacker 4003 bass stays true to its roots, offering these same characteristics to a whole new generation of players.

John East J-Retro Preamps

J Retro Preamp Description

The J Retro 01 Bass Preamp is designed to fit directly into standard "Jazz" style basses without modification, including a PP3 battery. Its high quality circuit uses three stacked knobs and includes an active blend circuit plus a 3 band equaliser with bass, variable frequency mid, treble and bright function.

A very gentle built in contour gives immediate colour without detracting from the basic sound of any bass. The active blend circuit prevents the loss associated with many passive basses where, when both pickups are up full, the signal from one pickup feeds into the other and vice versa.

However, a switch is included to allow a passive equal mix of both pickups. A second switch - basic "get-you-out-of-trouble" passive mode is included in case the battery dies in crucial circumstances, but this mode allows lots of useful settings too.

Easy to fit, no routing or modification on most basses.

A standard PP3 battery fits under the plate in the standard cavity in most J-style basses.

American Special Jazz Bass®

The new Fender® American Special basses bring you the latest in U.S.-built quality and value. The American Special Jazz Bass guitar features a slim neck profile, a high-gloss finish and the Fender Greasebucket™ tone circuit, which rolls off highs while maintaining low-end definition.
Features include an alder body and C-shaped maple neck, maple fretboard (Black, Candy Apple Red models) or rosewood fretboard (Olympic White, Three-color Sunburst models) with medium jumbo frets, single-coil alnico Jazz Bass pickups, vintage-style black plastic Jazz Bass knobs, three-ply pickguard (black-white black on Candy Apple Red and Olympic White models; parchment on Black and Three-color Sunburst models), vintage-style bridge and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.

Steve Bailey Jazz Bass® VI (Six String) Fretless

Steve Bailey is a bassist’s bassist and instructional author with a diverse and stellar list of performing and recording credits, including Dizzy Gillespie, the Rippingtons and Jethro Tull. Fender’s Steve Bailey Jazz Bass VI® is a phenomenal bass that lets you explore an almost limitless tonal palette, from singing cello-like tones to the seismic low end of the B string. Features include a select alder body, quartersawn maple neck with asymmetrical profile, two-octave compound-radius (9.5”-14”) ebony fingerboard, custom Fender® pickups, 18-volt active electronics, onboard mute switch and active EQ, heavy-duty adjustable locking bridge and Bailey’s initials on the back of the headstock. Heavy-duty gig bag included.