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

Anaconda Tribute J4E - Elite

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

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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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Eugene Gill of King 810 on the bass end

Pic: Scott Uchida Being in a four-piece band with only one guitar player, I have to be conscious of the fact that, as the bass player, it’s my job to hold the rhythm down first and foremost. When I was

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Jeff Williams of Onslaught marches into the bass zone

I would describe my bass style as tactless, lacking subtlety and with a slightly spiteful aftertaste. I do not play five- or six-string basses because they have too many strings. I slap because from time to time I work in

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Justin Smith of Purson talks bass

I don’t use a five- or a six-string. I don’t really see the point… The lower strings never sound very good to me. If you need notes that low, use an organ. I ain’t got no funk! I like my

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Zack Anderson of Blues Pills steps up

Pic: Kristoffer Oen I’ve always stuck to four-strings. I like to keep it simple, natural. I like the classic style, and all my heroes played four-string. I can’t think of a bass player who I’ve been influenced by that used

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Josh Werner on the low end

Pic: Greg Christman I would describe my bass style as deep pocket dub, melodic cosmic funk, hard bop afro psychedelic free rock. I choose four-string bass because less is more! I have built my concept around the creation and acknowledgement

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It’s another heavy metal day for Fredrik Larsson of Hammerfall

I mainly play five-strings since I always end up needing that low B, or in my case A. I’m not a big fan of ‘how low can you go’ and just pump on the B string, I use it when

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Calling All Bassists!

It’s your chance to pull the strings! Complete this bass survey and your feedback could shape the future of bass strings. By entering you’re also in with a chance to win 1st prize which is one year’s supply of Elixir

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Tony McLoughlin of The Young Folk talks bass

Pic: Kathrin Baumbach I play a 1984 Japanese Fender Jazz. It was made for Fender at the famous FujiGen Gakki factory, a musical instrument manufacturer based at Matsumoto in Japan and named after the famous Mount Fuji. I swapped out

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