Gear of the Year 2018: Bass gear nominees

Here are our five nominees for the best bass gear of the year. Part two of our Gear of the Year series is all about the bass. Over the course of 2018, we’ve had the pleasure of putting some of the best bass guitars, amps and pedals through their paces. Listed here are our favourites thus far. The actual winner will be announced in our January More...

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By On Monday, October 1st, 2018

Blackstar Unity 250 & 500 Bass Amps

A range of brand new bass combos introduces the Blackstar name to lovers of low frequencies. Michael Heatley looks at the most powerful members of this united front… Few can doubt the impact Blackstar has More...

By On Friday, September 28th, 2018

Orange Terror Bass

Almost 10 years on from its introduction, Borehamwood’s finest resurrects the original lunchbox bass head for 2018. Chris Vinnicombe takes a bite… Orange’s Tiny Terror popularised the lunchbox guitar amp More...

By On Monday, September 10th, 2018

Fender expand Fender Play platform with bass lessons

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has announced the introduction of bass lessons to Fender Play – the complete learning app for bass, guitar and ukulele from the brand that popularised electric bass guitar. Fender More...

By On Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Fender American Original ’50s Precision Bass

The daddy of the electric bass returns in ‘greatest hits’ form as part of Fender’s new-for-2018 American Original series. Michael Heatley enters the time machine… Yes, it’s a Precision Bass and the More...

By On Monday, May 14th, 2018

Auden Bowman Bass

Auden’s impressive range of retro-vibed, quality acoustic instruments gets a four-string addition to handle the low-end duties. Michael Heatley tunes in… Many bassists consider an acoustic four-string More...

By On Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Gear Of The Year 2017: Best Bass Product

When it comes to taking things down low, sometimes all we need is the classics, but that hasn’t stopped some brands getting inventive with their bass gear in 2017… Winner Fender American Professional Precision More...

By On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Fender Teams Up With Justin Meldal-Johnsen for Signature JMJ Mustang Bass

The latest addition to the Fender Artist Signature Series embodies vintage-inspired tone, look and feel of Justin Meldal-Johnsen’s treasured 1966 Mustang Bass. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) More...

By On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Dunlop CBM105Q Cry Baby Bass Mini Wah

Want to add funky wah to your bass sound without sacrificing pedalbord space? Gareth morgan reports Wah has been a popular effect with both funk and rock bassists since Bootsy Collins and Geezer Butler turned More...

By On Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Taylor GS Mini-e Bass

Taylor’s successful GS Mini range gets a four-string bass. Gareth Morgan finds out if small is beautiful… Taylor’s travel and beginner-focused GS Mini range has been a massive boon for the Californian More...