Best Bass Guitars

Learn more about the best bass guitars on the market, passive and active bass pickups, bass amps and bass fx pedals. Performer Magazine’s team of product experts, guitar nerds and reviewers explore the latest in bass trends, bass tech and provide updated insights on the best basses and accessories available today.

Bass guitars are a different animal than their six-string counterparts, and come with their own set of considerations, accessories and requirements that standard electric guitars just don’t have. So we’ll delve deep and explore what makes for the best bass tone – how to achieve it, how to tweak it for the stage and the studio, and let you know which bass accessories are essential for your gig bag and tour van, and which ones are just pure snake oil.

Some of our most popular articles and bass guitar reviews include:

Ampeg PF-50T Tube Bass Amplifier Head REVIEW

The 5 Best Bass Distortion Pedals of All Time

Cort B5 Plus MH 5-String Bass Review

REVIEW: TC Electronic BG250 Bass Combo with TonePrint

Genz Benz Shuttle 6.2 600W Bass Amplifier

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