Matt Kean, Bring Me The Horizon

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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

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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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Ashdown AAA-60-10T AAA Combo

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An Ashdown combo for less than £200? Joel McIver plugs in… The venerable Brit amp makers Ashdown have sent us this fun-sized 60W AAA bass combo, and fans of the company’s bigger gear as we are, it would be churlish

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Dingwall Z3

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What happens when you take a Z1 and a Z2 and put them together? You get a Z3, of course! Mike Brooks runs the rule over a Dingwall tone machine We’ve reviewed several Dingwall basses in the past, and no

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Andy Rourke, The Smiths: Dark Matters

June 21, 2016 Williamsburg, Brooklyn Portraits of Andy Rourke, bass player for The Smiths and new band D.A.R.K. with Dolores O'roirdan from The Cranberries and DJ Ole Kaletsky credit Jen Maler

  The Smiths weren’t just another British band from the 80s: they shaped guitar music for an entire generation, propelled by the still-astounding bass parts of Andy Rourke. Set to star at next month’s London Bass Guitar Show next month,

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Duff McKagan: A Rose By Any Other Name

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Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan doesn’t just rock. He is rock. Ben Cooper meets the maestro Images: Tina Korhonen Few bassists sum up the rock’n’roll ideal more than Duff McKagan. Propelled to fame as the low end groover in rock

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Chowny CHB-1

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West Country luthier Chowny brings us a unique semi-acoustic bass. We send Duff Battye down the M4 to check it out The Bristol-based brand Chowny has come up with an interesting take on bass guitar, proactively seeking a gap in

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Peter Hook: Brought To Order

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Peter Hook, sometime of Joy Division and New Order, returns with a new autobiography. Jennifer Otter Bickerdike meets the great man for a chat about the past, present and future of his career as an iconic bassist BGM meets Peter

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Mesa Subway D-800 and S112/S115

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Mesa Engineering’s first venture into the Class D amp market is here! Mike Brooks takes the whole rig for a trouser-flapping spin Hailed for their fabulous valve amps, Mesa Engineering has taken a while to deliver their first lightweight, compact Class

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Interview: Shez Raja

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Indo-jazz virtuoso Shez Raja talks creativity and inspiration and what we can expect from his upcoming London Bass Guitar Show 2017 appearance. British-Asian bassist Shez hails from the Wirral, in the North-West of England. His first instrument was the violin,

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