Ibanez Bass Workshop – Portamento SRF705 5 String Electric Fretless Bass

Ibanez Bass Workshop - Portamento SRF705 5 String Electric Fretless BassBass Review of the Ibanez Bass Workshop – Portamento SRF705 5 String Electric Fretless Bass… Our third review in the Ibanez Bass Workshop Series is the SRF705 5 String Electric Fretless Bass. (View Reviews: Ibanez Bass Workshop SRC6 Crossover and Ibanez Workshop Bass BTB686SC) Words cannot describe how great his bass looks, plays, and feels. The SRF705, which […]

Greenboy fEARful 12/6/1 Cube – A D.I.Y. Bass Cab Adventure

Greenboy fEARful -3A D.I.Y. bass cab adventure in building my own Greenboy fEARful 12/6/1 Cube… Background I needed a compact, light weight, good sounding bass cabinet for some cool gigs where my 8×10 Fridge wasn’t welcome. After a good deal of research, I came across some discussions on Talkbass about a guy called “Greenboy” who lives in […]

Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V Review

Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V ReviewSquier, a divsion of Fender, brings us the “Squier Vintage Modified Precision Bass V” 5-string bass. I think a lot of bassists tend to shy away from the budget priced basses, however, this budget priced bass feels and sounds more like a lot of the higher end basses on the market today. There are three […]

EMG Geezer Butler Pickups Review

EMG Geezer Butler Pickups ReviewReview of the new EMG Geezer Butler Pickups… EMG Pickups has unveiled the GZR-P and GZR-PJ signature bass pickup sets for Black Sabbath 4-stringer Geezer Butler. Designed with Butler, the pickups are made to reproduce the bassist’s tone during his earlier years in the band. The vintage style sets offer old school vibe with a few […]

Xotic Guitars and Effects: One Craftsman’s Pursuit of Perfection

Carmine Rojas and his Xotic XB-2 with Joe Bonamassa during the band’s European tour.Xotic Guitars and Effects:  One Craftsman’s Pursuit of Perfection… What distinguishes a mass-produced instrument from a boutique bass? The builder. And what’s the difference between a builder who assembles parts and one who is an artisan on a never-ending quest to master his craft? Shokunin. A simplistic translation of shokunin is, “artisan or craftsman.” The […]

Vintage Trouble Bassist Rick Barrio Dill Talks Vintage Precision Bass

Vintage Trouble Bassist Rick Barrio Dill Talks Vintage Precision BassDuring a Fender Studio Session at Capitol Records, Vintage Trouble Bassist Rick Barrio Dill discussed his brand new American Design Experience Vintage Precision Bass. Rick Barrio Dill Bass Gear Fender American Vintage ’64 Jazz Bass Fender American Vintage ’63 Precision Bass Fender Bassman 100T head Fender 610 NEO Cabinet Fender Rumble 500 head Fender 410 […]

Fender Releasing First American-made Jaguar Bass

Fender Releasing First American-made Jaguar BassFender to Release First American-made Jaguar Bass on June 17.     Fender’s first U.S.-made Jaguar Bass is a sleek and powerful beauty, upgraded with a versatile P/J pickup configuration, combination top-load/stringthrough-body High-Mass Vintage bridge, lightweight Fender “F” tuners with A-string retainer, and body-end truss rod adjustment. The split-single-coil Precision Bass® pickup is made with alnico 5 magnets, […]

Rotosound Tru Bass Strings – RS88 Black Nylon Strings Improved

Rotosound Tru Bass Strings - RS88 Black Nylon Strings ImprovedRotosound Tru Bass Strings have been re-engineered the RS88 Black Nylon Bass Strings using an innovative new manufacturing process and are now better than ever. A new computer controlled engineering process, combined with our skilled craftsmen gives greater precision in production and improved quality of finish. The result is a bass string that is wonderful to the touch […]

Kaces Upright Bass Bag Series Redesigned and Available Now

Kaces Upright Bass Bag Series Redesigned and Available NowKaces Upright Bass Bag Series Redesigned and Available Now… Music accessory manufacturer Kaces announces the arrival of newly redesigned Symphony and University Series bags for Upright Bass and Cello. These highly popular bags now feature a modern sleek look, along with all the convenient and protective features cellists and bassists love about these series. University […]

CruzTOOLS Stagehand Tech Kit for Bass and Guitar Players

CruzTOOLS Stagehand Tech Kit for Bass and Guitar PlayersCruzTOOLS announces the Stagehand™ Compact Tech Kit that allows bass and guitar players to keep their instruments in top playing shape. The company’s flagship GrooveTech™ tool kits have built a strong following among guitar and bass players due to professional tech-grade tools, bolstered by print and online resources that teach the set-up process. Extreme portability […]