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David Cameron visits John Hornby Skewes

Chairman John H. Skewes and Managing Director Dennis J. Drumm were delighted to welcome Prime Minister David Cameron’s General Election ‘Battle Bus’ to the Garforth, Yorkshire premises of John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd., in this, the Golden Anniversary year

Stu Hamm returns with killer new album!

We’ve heard it, so we know… see below for info.  

Interview: Oytun Ersan, Oytun Ersan Project

I play both four- and five-string bass because my four-string gives me a punchier sound while slapping, whereas my five gives me more range while soloing. I slap because I feel the rhythm the most while slapping. The secret of

Reviews

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Sadowsky Metro M524

A blonde beauty from the land of the rising sun. Mike Brooks investigates.

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Enfield Lionheart English Rose 4 and 5

A Rose by any other name, you say? Joel McIver plucks two super-souped-up Enfields.

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F Bass BN5

At close to three grand, this five-string ought to be pretty F-ing special. Joel McIver gets to grips with this classy Canadian…

Features

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Suzi Quatro: Natural Born Woman

After 50 years in business, all-grown-up rock icon Suzi Quatro is still playing bass harder than any other three bassists put together. Joel McIver heads to Quatro HQ for the full low-down.

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One from the archives: Robert Trujillo on Jaco

Originally published in BGM 108. Metallica are the biggest metal band the world has ever seen, or indeed will ever see – so why aren’t we talking to their bassist Robert Trujillo about them? Because the great man has a

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Victor Brandt: Victor-y

Victor Brandt of veteran death metallers Entombed AD reveals the secrets behind the big sounds.

Gear

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Ashdown AAA Vintage 12, MAG C112-220 Combos

Kev Sanders road-tests two new budget combos from Ashdown. Will they emerge unscathed?

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F Bass BN5

At close to three grand, this five-string ought to be pretty F-ing special. Joel McIver gets to grips with this classy Canadian…

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Warwick LWA 1000

Loud, lightweight and liftable, Warwick’s new LWA 1000 head and cabs land on Chris Hanby’s doorstep for a road test…

Interviews

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Steve Hanley: Fall Guy

Steve Hanley served many long years in the iconic post-punk, post-rock, post-everything band The Fall and has written about it in a new autobiography. Joel McIver meets him.

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Suzi Quatro: Natural Born Woman

After 50 years in business, all-grown-up rock icon Suzi Quatro is still playing bass harder than any other three bassists put together. Joel McIver heads to Quatro HQ for the full low-down.

Trujillo-TK-4612002

One from the archives: Robert Trujillo on Jaco

Originally published in BGM 108. Metallica are the biggest metal band the world has ever seen, or indeed will ever see – so why aren’t we talking to their bassist Robert Trujillo about them? Because the great man has a

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