TC Electronic: Great Danes


BGM reports from behind the scenes at TC Electronic, home of bass amps, pedals and Toneprints to die for…

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Dave Clarke: Blingray!


Uncle Funk bassist Dave Clarke describes the process that transformed his Stingray into a disco-ball-bedecked disco artefact.

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Malcolm Bruce: Prodigal Son

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Malcolm Bruce, son of the late Jack, talks about life at the bass end.

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Chasing the shadow of the Funk Machine

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Documentary maker Paul Crutcher is on the hunt to find James Jamerson’s ‘Funk Machine’ Fender Precision. He tells Ben Cooper that he’s closing in on the prize.

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Best of 2014 competition winner announced!

Back in October we asked BGM readers to nominate your favourite bass-related event of 2014. You responded with a flood of entries, some hilarious, many serious, but all highly gratifying: the winning entry goes to Robert Mitchell, who nominated his daughter

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Happy Campers: Warwick Bass Camp Report


 Mike Flynn heads to the Warwick Bass Camp to discover why it’s becoming one of the hottest European bass events of the year. The term ‘Disneyland for bassists’ might seem over the top when describing Warwick’s factory and headquarters in

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Summer NAMM 2014 Report


Jamie Blaine heads to Nashville to discover the next half-year’s worth of killer bass gear. Stop drooling at the back! It’s 10am and unseasonably cold in the epicentre of American music, Nashville, Tennessee. We’re standing on the street corner staring

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Crop Circle: Cropredy Festival 2014 Report

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Lamb bassist Jon Thorne reports from the venerable Cropredy Festival, where he meets Dave Pegg, Danny Thompson and other legendary low-enders of the folk-rock persuasion. Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Convention is that rare thing: a music festival run by musicians for

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One Love: Love Supreme 2014 Report

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Love Supreme Jazz Festival at Glynde Place in Sussex is the place to go for jazz bass, daddio. Mike Flynn feels the groove. Jazz’s natural habitat is usually that of a subterranean club, back bar, cosy club or high-end concert

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California Dreaming


Glenn Hughes, once of Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Black Country Communion, returns with a new band, California Breed. Joel McIver gets the lowdown If you’ve been following the remarkable career of bassist extraordinaire and Voice Of Rock Glenn Hughes, you’ll know

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