Troy Sanders: English Castle Magic

Troy Sanders plays bass. He also sings. Not only that, he is the frontman of Mastodon, a band that is quite possibly the most exciting musical force of the heavy rock persuasion operating today. Joel McIver asks the questions; Tina Korhonen takes the shots.

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Jule Potter ‘Monique’ Dovecage Pre-Amp, Demeter ‘Minnie’ 800D Power Amp

Audiophiles are used to paying top dollar for high-quality audio, right? Mike Brooks takes a look at two bass equivalents.

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Nick Simper: Purple Daze

Deep Purple’s founding bassist Nick Simper looks back with Harry Paterson.

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TC Electronic BH800

Ian Glasper goes toe-to-toe with TC’s feisty new amp. Who wins?

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Barefaced Super Compact 12 Cabinet

Kev Sanders tackles the latest cab from the Barefaced stable. Will it cut the mustard?

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Ritter Cora Late Lounge 4

Christmas is coming. Ask Santa nicely and perhaps he might bring you one of these, says Mike Brooks.

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Bill Nash PB-57

Dave Thorpe tackles Bill Nash’s latest aged P-Bass.

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John Bentley: Still Cool

Harry Paterson meets John Bentley of Squeeze.

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Sunn Coliseum

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

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Hartke HD25 And HD50 Combos

Dave Clarke has a heart to Hartke with a new range of highly portable combos. Rightly or wrongly, combos falling into the category of ‘practice amps’ tend to be used in small rehearsal spaces, intimate live settings for acoustic gigs

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