ASHDOWN MAG ROOTMASTER 420 AMP AND 210T CAB

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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

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Fender Jazz – Custom Shop 1964 ‘New Old Stock’

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

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Way Up

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Pete Way is one of this country’s true heavy rock legends. Lee Marlow meets the great man for a chat about a life spent at the low end. A Gibson Thunderbird slung low. Too low, really, but no one cared,

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Screen Gem – Robert Trujillo

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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 very special project to discuss:

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California Dreaming

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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,

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Carvin MB10, MB15 & MB210 Micro Bass Combos

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Low-cost bass combos with healthy power ratings and small dimensions? Sounds like a good deal for the player looking for a portable set-up… Mike Brooks lines them up Powerful, transportable combos are always in demand, and with fuel costs and

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The man who would be king

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Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill meets Jon D’Auria for the lowdown on his band’s new record, life on the road and the small matter of selling out stadiums with his band of brothers… Pics: Kevin Estrada There’s an old proverb

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California Dreaming

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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

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Fender Rumble 100 and 500

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Duff Battye puts two of Fender’s new Rumble combo series to the test. Will they make the earth move for him? The 2014 NAMM trade show in California saw guitar and amp giant Fender launch their Rumble series of bass

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Ampeg v4-B

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Chris doffs his hat to Ampeg’s venerable V4-B After Ampeg’s successful launch of the SVT in 1969, the world looked to be a changed place as far as we bassists were concerned. No longer did we strive for volume, as

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