Robert Trujillo: Bass Destruction

On the day Metallica unleash their long-awaited tenth album, bassist Robert Trujillo tells Amit Sharma about his journey into one of the biggest bands of all time Robert Trujillo is sitting by the window in his penthouse suite of Kensington’s

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Ida Nielsen to appear with London Sinfonietta

Danish bassist Ida Nielsen, BGM alumna and one of the stars of this year’s London Bass Guitar Show, is currently at front and centre of a classical project called Spirit, premiered by the London Sinfonietta at Bergen International Festival in early June.

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Electro-Harmonix: New Bass Effect

Electro-Harmonix has announced a new bass effect, the Battalion preamp/DI. One is in the post to us as we speak, so watch out for our review, but as a taster we can reveal that it’s essentially a multi-effects unit with

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Epiphone EB-3

A legendary design for less than £250… Has Epiphone raised the bar? Mike Brooks finds out The Gibson EB-3 bass rose to prominence in the 1960s in the hands of Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Bill Wyman and other iconic bass

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Mike Mills, R.E.M.

For many years one of the biggest rock bands on the planet, the much-loved R.E.M. called it a day in 2011. What’s bassist Mike Mills been up to since then? Bill Kopp finds out I grew up just outside of

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Geezer Butler: Diamond Geezer

From the throb of ‘N.I.B.’ to the string-bending doom of ‘God Is Dead?’, the original wizard, Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler of Black Sabbath, has set the pace for bass players for nearly 50 years. Jamie Blaine meets the master Pictures: Jamie

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Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice

With one passive model already released, hot on its heels comes a two-pickup instrument from Ernie Ball. Is it really twice as much fun? Mike Brooks investigates We looked at Ernie Ball’s passive Cutlass bass several issues back and were

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BC Rich Mockingbird Mark 3

No bass screams ‘Metal!’ like a BC Rich. If headbanging is your thing, look no further, says Joel McIver With the honourable exception of the late, inimitably great Bernard Edwards, who was last seen playing a BC Rich Eagle on

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Matt Kean, Bring Me The Horizon

Matt Kean and his band Bring Me The Horizon have spent the last decade rising up the ranks from clubs to sold-out stadiums. “I don’t even know any theory!” he tells Joel McIver Heavy metal is an ever-changing beast, as

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Pedulla Buzz Fretless

If you’re going to do something, do it well, as the saying goes – and Michael Pedulla has done just that. Mike Brooks checks out the ‘buzz’ on the street Michael Pedulla has been celebrating 40 years of making his

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