November issue out now!

November’s Bass Guitar Magazine features chats with Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters, Bootsy Collins, Andre Cymone, Nathan East, Hadrien Feraud and loads of other amazing bassists, plus Jaco’s Fender, Kirk Hammett’s new bass overdrive and tons more low-end awesomeness.

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Mike Shuman, Queens Of The Stone Age

Back with a new album, Villains, Queens Of The Stone Age are about to restake their claim as Coolest Rock Band Ever. Bassist Mike Shuman talks tactics with Joel McIver California’s Queens Of The Stone Age, now a recording and

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Sever Innovations: Tone Up Bass Bridge

Davorin Sever has 30 years of experience, three of which were spent developing this beauty. Kev Sanders takes it to the bridge Leo Fender’s earliest basses had bridges that consisted of little more than a piece of bent metal with two

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New Bootsy Collins Album Announced

The sometime James Brown and Parliament/Funkadelic bassist Bootsy Collins, a living legend in our world, returns with his first album in six years on October 27. Titled World Wide Funk, the album features a host of guest musicians such as Public Enemy

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Anaconda Tribute J5E Elite

Custom five-string basses are always attention-grabbing – and this slithery example from Anaconda is no different. Mike Brooks sheds some skin… from his fingertips. This particular Anaconda was presented to us at the LBGS back in March and although it’s

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PVRIS: Life of Brian

Brian MacDonald’s band PVRIS – pronounced Paris – are the top of the pops among the rock-loving youth, and with their eagerly-awaited second album on its way, they’re set to rise a long way in a short time. Interview: Joel

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Electro-Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp/DI

EHX’s latest full-featured preamp comes with all the bells, and indeed, all the whistles. Joel McIver prepares to stomp There are so many bass preamp pedals of varying cost and usefulness currently on the planet that occasionally we wake at night

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Win a Jackson David Ellefson bass worth £400

Our December issue, on sale on November 14, is our 150th – a stellar achievement in the world of publishing! – and to celebrate we’ll be publishing two essential lists in that very issue. The first is a run-down of

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October Issue – Out Now!

A real treat this month, bassists, with Tower Of Power’s Francis ‘Rocco’ Prestia giving us an exclusive interview for our front cover. Add Glenn Hughes, Klaus Flouride, Snow Owl, Neil Murray and reviews of super cool gear (Flea’s Fender Jazz!)

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Sergio Vega: Til Def Us Do Part

What’s the darkest tuning of them all? Let’s ask bassist Sergio Vega of Deftones, a band that utilises every flavour, from metal to reggae and beyond – and after almost three decades in business, still defies categorisation Interview: Joel McIver

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