Reviews

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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Bass Centre Bruce Thomas Profile

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Sometime Elvis Costello bassist Bruce Thomas comes up trumps with a signature bass from the Bass Centre. Joel McIver gives it a road-test Elvis Costello wouldn’t be quite the household name he is today without the assistance in the early

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Fender Limited Edition Sandblasted Precision

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Another day, another bass that’s been through the sandblasting treatment. The result is a unique Precision that’s more than just a pretty face, as Stuart Clayton discovers Regular readers will likely have seen our review of the Fender Limited Edition

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Sandberg Electra Series TT and VS

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Two examples from the Sandberg stable look to offer affordability and killer tone at a player-friendly price, Mike Brooks gives them the once-o

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BC Rich Mockingbird Plus

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A mighty eagle or a mere sparrow? Ian Glasper gets his wings with BC Rich’s new Mockingbird.

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Fender Jazz Custom Shop 1964 ‘New Old Stock’

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The most popular, most copied bass in the world: why change a winning formula, says Mike Brooks. What is there to say about the Fender Jazz that hasn’t been uttered thousands of times before? It’s one of the most successful

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Sadowsky Metro M524

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A blonde beauty from the land of the rising sun. Mike Brooks investigates.

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Enfield Lionheart English Rose 4 and 5

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A Rose by any other name, you say? Joel McIver plucks two super-souped-up Enfields.

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F Bass BN5

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At close to three grand, this five-string ought to be pretty F-ing special. Joel McIver gets to grips with this classy Canadian…

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Warwick LWA 1000

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Loud, lightweight and liftable, Warwick’s new LWA 1000 head and cabs land on Chris Hanby’s doorstep for a road test…

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