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Interview: Dirk Schlächter of Gamma Ray

I would describe my bass style as outstanding, amazing, incredibly innovating: the best style ever heard. Just kidding, but I would say that I’m very flexible in my bass style. I play with fingers, I play with a pick, I

Interview: Pat Seals of Flyleaf

Pic: Travis Shinn I would describe my bass style as… simian? Keith from Buckcherry once told me I played bass like the Samsonite gorilla from the old TV adverts. I’ve always had fun messing around with five- and six-string basses,

Jared Sturgis of Chrysalis talks bass

I play a five-string bass because I can express myself more. With five strings, a wider array of note combinations are more easily accessible. I slap because it adds flavour to the music. It’s always been one of my favourite

Reviews

Anaconda Tribute J4E - Elite

There’s a new, serpentine bass-maker on the block. Does this snake rattle, asks Mike Brooks?

Anaconda Basses is a newly formed company, fronted by Andrew Taylor-Cummings, a bass player himself. His Tribute and Crusher models are prime examples of the standard of instrument Andrew is creating at his workshop in North London, so how do

Swan Song Guitars

Arizona’s Swan Song bass-makers have debuted with a serious piece of bass hardware. Joel McIver ruffles its feathers

  Just the words ‘Rimrock, Arizona’ make this pale, typically sun-deprived Brit faint at the thought of how hot it must be in Swan Song’s workshop. Either luthier Nelson Joyce and his team have industrial-strength air-conditioning or they’re built like

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ASHDOWN MAG ROOTMASTER 420 AMP AND 210T CAB

The British amp legends launch a spiffing new range – and Kev Sanders gets straight to the root of the matter… Ashdown Engineering There’s always a buzz of excitement among the bass community prior to the launch of a new

Features

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Chasing the shadow of the Funk Machine

Documentary maker Paul Crutcher is on the hunt to find James Jamerson’s ‘Funk Machine’ Fender Precision. He tells Ben Cooper that he’s closing in on the prize.

Best of 2014 competition winner announced!

Back in October we asked BGM readers to nominate your favourite bass-related event of 2014. You responded with a flood of entries, some hilarious, many serious, but all highly gratifying: the winning entry goes to Robert Mitchell, who nominated his daughter

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California Dreaming

Glenn Hughes, once of Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Black Country Communion, returns with a new band, California Breed. Joel McIver gets the lowdown If you’ve been following the remarkable career of bassist extraordinaire and Voice Of Rock Glenn Hughes, you’ll know

Gear

Rotosound Announce String Change Clinics

Rotosound is pleased to announce a series of free of charge ‘String Change’ Clinics where bass player and Rotosound demonstrator Jim Houghton will be available to restring customer guitars and basses throughout the day. In demand bassist Jim Houghton is

AC Guitars announce new range of woods

AC Guitars is very pleased to announce the introduction of the ART tops and fingerboards. The ART woods (Acrylic Resin Treated) will be available in the Über Series of basses and represent the ongoing partnership between AC Guitars and Gallery Hardwoods. This

Brand new Yamaha TRBX range coming!

Fingers at the ready. We played all three of Yamaha’s new basses, from the budget sub-£200 version to the midlevel bass with five-position preset EQ and the top-of-the-range TRBX. Look out for a review in Bass Guitar Magazine shortly…

Interviews

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John Patitucci: Johnny Loves Jazz

Bass everyman John Patitucci is a law unto himself when it comes to the low end. Andy Hughes asks the great man the big questions.

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Horace Panter: Art of Bass

Horace Panter is a creative everyman, holding down effortless ska bass-lines with the Specials and compiling a book of his artworks. Joel McIver meets him.

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Chasing the shadow of the Funk Machine

Documentary maker Paul Crutcher is on the hunt to find James Jamerson’s ‘Funk Machine’ Fender Precision. He tells Ben Cooper that he’s closing in on the prize.

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