Italia Maranello Cavo

Che chitarra bella! Joel McIver pours a glass of Chianti and straps on this retro Italian beauty The ever-reliable John Hornby Skewes, distributors into the UK of fine gear since time immemorial, have let us have their new Italia bass, and

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January Bass Guitar Magazine Out Now!

In our Gear Of The Year issue, where we collate bass-world 2017’s most essential products (if your favourite gear of ’17 isn’t there, let us know!), we chat exclusively with Rick Savage of Def Leppard and Victor Wooten and announce

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London Bass Guitar Show Is Go!

We’re delighted to announce the appearance of a stellar group of bassists at the forthcoming London Bass Guitar Show, to be held on 3 and 4 March at London’s Olympia. Deep breath… The mighty Jah Wobble, renowned since his days

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Keep On Trucking: Shonna Tucker

Shonna Tucker, sometime bassist with Drive-By Truckers, returns with a new band, a new direction and an arsenal of cool bass gear. Alison Richter asks the questions After eight years with the Drive-By Truckers, and another two with her own band,

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Alonza Bevan, Kula Shaker

Alonza Bevan of Britpop stalwarts Kula Shaker revisits the K days with Mike Brooks Kula Shaker were impressively visible throughout the mid-90s thanks to the ‘flying off the shelves’ success of their 1996 debut album, K, although with interest in

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Zoom FX Roundup

Three rocking chunks of metal for the arena performer in you, stamped on by Joel McIver The nice folks at Zoom Corporation, a company which sounds like it’s on the planet Alderaan but which is actually in Hertfordshire, have sent

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Fender Geddy Lee Signature Jazz

Think you’ve played every great Jazz bass? Think again, says Mike Brooks… Nineteen years after its initial launch, the Geddy Lee Signature Jazz bass is here to stay – and, alongside the Marcus Miller model, is probably the most successful

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Minnesota Kicks: Andre Cymone

Back with a new album, 1969, former Prince sidekick Andre Cymone tells Simon Price about the bassists who shaped him, a youth spent stealing and smashing instruments, going guitar-shopping with the Purple One, and his essential kit. Look at any

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Exclusive Video: TesseracT’s Amos Williams

Bass Guitar Magazine has been given an exclusive video previewing stunning new bass work by TesseracT’s Amos Williams, as featured on a star-studded album by solo-guitarist Schiermann. The track showcases Amos’s super tight thumbing technique and some tasteful slap work too.

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BSX Allegro 4 Electric Upright

If the thought of transporting an upright bass fills you with dread, the BSX Allegro may be the answer to your prayers. Mike Brooks dons his overalls for some bass DIY We can fully appreciate why the bass tones of

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