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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Nikolai Fraiture: Different Strokes

Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture returns with a new band, Summer Moon. Julian Marszalek gets his skinny tie on Nikolai Fraiture, bassist with New York rock’n’roll aristocrats the Strokes, is explaining his relationship with his instrument. For him, bass is a

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Stonefield C-Series C1-4C and C1-5S

The surprise hit brand of LBGS 2016 now has a wallet-friendly range. Mike Brooks gets the full lowdown Like many bassists, we were struck by Tomm Stanley and his Stonefield M-Series instruments at last year’s London Bass Guitar Show – and

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Höfner HI-BB Ignition

Vintage looks, vintage tones, pocket-friendly price: Mike Brooks asks if Höfner’s new budget bass will make you twist, and indeed, shout… Despite going in and out of favour over the decades, classic Höfner basses are going through something of a

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