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Jeff Berlin needs YOU!

The mighty Jeff Berlin has launched a Pledge Music campaign for the funding of a new tribute album to the late Jack Bruce titled Jeff Berlin Plays Jack Bruce: Songs For A Wailer. Jeff, a personal friend of Jack’s, says:

Interview: Syan Barlow, Tribazik

I enjoy the high tones as well as the deeper resonances. Due to the setup of the band, where there are three of us with one guitar, I am able to take up the frequencies that maybe a second guitarist

New Tesseract bass run-through

Check out Amos Williams of Tesseract as he runs through new song ‘Messenger’. Slapalicious! – Tab: http://static.guitar-pro.com/tabs/tesseract/Messenger.gpx – Pdf: http://static.guitar-pro.com/tabs/tesseract/Messenger.pdf Tesseract’s new album Polaris is out on 18 September on KScope.

Reviews

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BC Rich Mockingbird Plus

A mighty eagle or a mere sparrow? Ian Glasper gets his wings with BC Rich’s new Mockingbird. Now that’s what you call an attention-grabber. Looking like a dramatically-cut, satanic Thunderbird, but cunningly disguised as a Jurassic kitchen work surface, it

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Fender Jazz Custom Shop 1964 ‘New Old Stock’

The most popular, most copied bass in the world: why change a winning formula, says Mike Brooks. What is there to say about the Fender Jazz that hasn’t been uttered thousands of times before? It’s one of the most successful

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Sadowsky Metro M524

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

Features

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High Standards: Jeff Berlin

After four decades, jazz fusion legend Jeff Berlin is composing, playing and educating with as much passion as ever. Mike Flynn meets the great man and learns why jazz theory will make you a better bassist – and human being.

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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

Gear

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Gear review: Howling Wolf Slapkat 600

David Etheridge discovers a hand-built amp and cab from Slapkat which take a drastically new approach to bass sound

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Gear: Fusion Urban gig bag

Fusion’s Urban bass gig bag hits the test bench

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Sunn Coliseum

Chris Hanby recalls the dawn of the Sunn Coliseum in 1970.

Interviews

Interview: Syan Barlow, Tribazik

I enjoy the high tones as well as the deeper resonances. Due to the setup of the band, where there are three of us with one guitar, I am able to take up the frequencies that maybe a second guitarist

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Studio Talk: Wolfgang Van Halen

An occasional column in which an awesome bassist talks about his or her new album. This month: Wolfgang Van Halen of Tremonti and Van Halen

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High Standards: Jeff Berlin

After four decades, jazz fusion legend Jeff Berlin is composing, playing and educating with as much passion as ever. Mike Flynn meets the great man and learns why jazz theory will make you a better bassist – and human being.

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