Herbie Flowers: Flower Power

The legendary session bassist Herbie Flowers talks about his unique career with Silvia Bluejay Words/Pics: Silvia Bluejay  If you’ve ever listened to a hit record from the 1960s or 70s you’ve probably heard one of Herbie Flowers’ iconic bass-lines. In his

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Dug Pinnick: Dug Deep

“Stop struggling and just do it!” The mighty Dug Pinnick of King’s X returns for a new album with the KXM project. Alison Richter caught up with the bassist/vocalist for a heartfelt chat… Take three musicians from three bands, put

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Win! Eden Astro Flange pedals

Nab one of two ace Eden Astro Flange pedals, worth around £99 each and recipients of a glowing review in last month’s BGM, courtesy of the nice folks at Marshall by answering this simple question: Eden was founded in 1976 – but where?

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Paradise Lost Release ‘Making Of’ Videos

To celebrate the release of their 15th studio album, Medusa, goth metal pioneers Paradise Lost have produced this nifty little series of videos chatting about how it was all made. In this one, bassist Steve Edmondson – who, along with singer

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Bakithi Kumalo: Grace Note

Paul Simon’s bassist Bakithi Kumalo has been blowing our minds for decades with his unique playing. Mike Brooks meets the great man Words: Mike Brooks  Images: Courtesy of Aguilar Wind the clock back 30 years and for all the standout albums

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Nik West

If you like your bass-playing funky and colourful, you will already be aware of Nik West. Mike Brooks meets her for a frank chat about life in bass world Pics: Theormatic Fronting her own projects, collaborating with the likes of

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Dingwall NG2 Combustion

This signature model Dingwall won’t leave you on the periphery, says Mike Brooks Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood of technical metallers Periphery is no slouch on the bass guitar, and when his signature Dingwall Combustion was announced, we were all keen to

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Elrick Steve Lawson SLC

Steve Lawson has teamed up with Rob Elrick to produce his first signature instrument: Phil Mann gives his verdict Innovative thinkers are key when it comes to the evolution and development of instrument design, so when word got out that

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Win! A bass lesson with Freekbass

Nab an online bass lesson with the mighty Freekbass by answering this simple question: Freekbass has a signature bass with which luthier? A Steinberger B Stonefield C Sadowsky Enter at www.bassguitarmagazine.com/competition. Note that you need to be equipped and available

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BGM’s New Look Tuition: Meet the Tutors

We recently introduced our brand-new bass tuition section, the place to come for low-frequency education, no matter what your playing ability, understanding of musical theory, preferred genre of music or career goals. We’ve divided our lessons into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

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