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August Issue – Out Now!

Check out our new August issue, featuring Mike Kerr of Royal Blood, Billy Sheehan, Chuck Rainey, Nick Oliveri, reviews of Ida Nielsen’s new Sandberg and the amazing Rikkers Treeline… on sale now in shops and online at myfavouritemagazines.co.uk!

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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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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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Ida Nielsen to appear with London Sinfonietta

Danish bassist Ida Nielsen, BGM alumna and one of the stars of this year’s London Bass Guitar Show, is currently at front and centre of a classical project called Spirit, premiered by the London Sinfonietta at Bergen International Festival in early June.

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Electro-Harmonix: New Bass Effect

Electro-Harmonix has announced a new bass effect, the Battalion preamp/DI. One is in the post to us as we speak, so watch out for our review, but as a taster we can reveal that it’s essentially a multi-effects unit with

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LBGS 2017: Tickets On Sale Now

March 4 and 5 sees the return of the ultimate bass event in our world – the newly-expanded London Bass Guitar Show, held at Olympia in Kensington. See you there! David Ellefson, Megadeth “I’m super excited to be heading back for the

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Interview: Lorin Cohen, Vertikal

Pic: Ortal Mitzrahi The secret of playing bass well is knowing that the first order of business is to lay down the groove. There are countess bass virtuosos out there today. That’s wonderful, but if you want to get called

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Interview: Robert Mercurio, Galactic

I am a fan of lean, mean, funky bass-lines. I am a big fan of playing for the song, not for other musicians. I have played some five-strings and I think they do have their place in music, but I

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Interview: Adam Ben Ezra, Adam Ben Ezra Trio

Pic: Ezra Gozo Mansur I would describe my bass style as a full-range percussive style. When I play my upright bass I drum on it, play chords, synthesise and loop. I am always trying out new ways to make the

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