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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RIKKERS 30th Anniversary Hollowline

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Got a spare four grand? If so, this slab of delicious Dutch-ness may be for you, declares Joel McIver When the courier delivered this bass to BGM’s command bunker, we wondered why Rikkers had sent it in a massive flight

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Tomas Sperring Amber Run

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My bass style is far from complicated, although I do love a good passing note or six. It might sound clichéd, but it’s just whatever fits into the mood of the song: it’s never really there to stand out. Circus freakshow crossed with

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London Bass Guitar Show 2014

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The London Bass Guitar Show took place in association with BGM on 1 and 2 March and was, if anything, even more of an event than last year’s runaway success. Will the halls of Olympia ever recover? Saturday 1st March

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