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Gibson ES-335 Bass Review

All Ears Kalamazoo isn't the name of a strange bird. It's a town in Michigan where Gibson was founded. While the brand is very present among six-string colleagues─ to the point of fanatism sometimes ─ it never really did, after its creation, stir the bass guitar world. read more…

Sterling Ray 34 CA Mini Review

Ray Issue… Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote a review about the Music Man Classic Stingray bass guitar. One year later, Sterling, another brand of the Ernie Ball group, presents the budget version. So my curiosity led me to review this instrument. A review that will be of interest to all of you who dream about buying a legend for half the price. read more…

Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass & Telecaster Bass Review

Both or Nothing At All When I went to pick up these beauties at AudioFanzine's editorial office, I asked myself how many Jazz and Precision basses I had already reviewed in my life as an editor. From Standard to Deluxe, Vintage, Special and Classic versions, from US to Mexican and Japanese, not to mention the Korean Series and Squier — Fender's offer is very wide and almost confusing. read more…

User reviews on 4-string bass guitar products

Won't let you down (Ibanez - JTKB200)

By Lardy Fatboy, 01/10/2018
This is a great Bass for any circumstances. It's solid and reliable, it looks retro enough if you need retro but standard enough for anything else. Inexpensive enough for a beginner but it wouldn't look out of place on a big stage. it has passive pickups that keep it simple but they can also pack a big bass punch

well made but a bit heavy (Peavey - Zephyr)

By Lardy Fatboy, 23/09/2018
I got this second hand at very reasonable price so take that into account in the value for money rating. I got it mainly on the name, I used to play drums in a band years ago and the Bass player played a Peavey T40 which he really rated at the time as a very versatile Bass, good for all types of music, (and good for defending himself! We use to play some rough old gigs but I was impressed by its build particularly after having seen him stop mid number to vigorously dissuade an over enthusiastic stage invader or two, and then slip back into the song without having to re-tune or anything. Enough of the T40 though, this is suppose to be about my C4 Zephyr) Back to now and I saw this and thought it's definitely more of a looker than the T40 and hoped it would be as well made and good a gigging bass. At the time though, (about 3 years ago), more of a learner Bass as I hadn't played for a while and wasn't much good back in the day, (but always hopeful - do you know how may black cats I have accosted on a crossroads at midnight?)

So the bass itself it was made in Vietnam in the 90's and is a 7-piece maple/mahogany through-neck (or 5-piece depending upon how far up the neck you go) with walnut wings and a rosewood fretboard. It has 24 frets in a 35 in scale and two passive, (I believe this is the only Cirrus series Peavey that has passive pickups) Peavey VFL Pickups. There is a volume and tone knob for each pickup a fully adjustable bridge and 14/1 tuners. I say its suitable as a beginner bass and it is for me but like the Bass I am large and heavy; it would not be a good beginner bass for children or small people. I am still not great as a Bass player but it has been played by a number of people I know who are and they all agree it a good workhorse with plenty of Bass tone, it can be a little rattly if not set up properly though. Finally it is built to last; and has, it's at least 20 years old but it doesn't show its age.

BC Rich NT Beast Bass (B.C. Rich - NJ Beast Bass)

By Jhonny Ontiveros, 28/08/2018
Excellent Low, especially for metalheads. Its price is good, because in Europe it is 700 EUR without box. Excellent and overwhelming sound.I recommend it!!!
BC Rich siempre ha sido infravalorado, pero esto está mal. Son intrumentos extraordinarios y fuera de lo común. Only to play Metal Extreme! Nothin else! Great collection instrument.

News 4-string bass guitar

[MUSIKMESSE] LTD introduces two multi-scale basses

Published on 04/09/16
LTD has introduced the B-1004SE Multi-scale bass as well as its 5-string version, the B-1005SE.

[NAMM] Warwick Lee Sklar Signature

Published on 01/22/16

Feature Articles 4-string bass guitar

And the Guitar Was Born!

Published on 06/15/15
And the Guitar Was Born!
The telephone rings. Pegg's back suddenly stiffens, she adjusts her glasses before picking up the phone. She can tell by the timbre of the voice that asks for Ted McCarty that it's bad news for her b…

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