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Author: Jacob Schmidt

Bassic Review – Ampeg Classic Bass Preamp and Scrambler Bass Overdrive Pedals

Like many of you, I remember my first bass amp. It was an Ampeg BA115. At the time, I couldn’t afford a full-blown SVT stack, and this was as close as I could get to “that Ampeg tone.” If you are in search of that classic tone/distortion in a format that is nicer to your budget, this review is for you. Up for review are two pedals from Ampeg: the Classic Bass Preamp and Scrambler Bass Overdrive. Bass Gear Magazine reviewed the combined version of these pedals (in the form of the SCR-DI) back in issue #17, and you...

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DNA Guitar Company – Accelerator Bass

If you’re in the market for a light bass, you may want to give this one a pluck. In fact, when I first picked this bass up, I was shocked at how light it was. I didn’t really know what to expect when opening the box, but to my surprise, there laid this small-bodied, red-burst, maple-necked, matte-finished body. I, for one, am a sucker for matte finishes, so this caught my eye, right away. The bass at hand is a 4-string, J-style “passive” bass, with a few tweaks, and it is definitely a looker. I personally know DNA guitars...

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