Reviews

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. Now that’s what you call an attention-grabber. Looking like a dramatically-cut, satanic Thunderbird, but cunningly disguised as a Jurassic kitchen work surface, it

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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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Anaconda Tribute J4E Elite, Crusher CXE6 Elite

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There’s a new, serpentine bass-maker on the block. Does this snake rattle, asks Mike Brooks.

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Alusonic Hybrid Alberto Rigoni 5

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Bassist Alberto Rigoni has bagged a wood/aluminium signature model from Italian luthiers Alusonic. Joel McIver puts the pedal to the metal.

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Creation Audio Labs Holy Fire Bass Overdrive

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Creation Audio Labs have a track record of producing innovative, stylish foot pedals. Is the Holy Fire overdrive what you need to give your bass some Gothic grind, asks Kev Sanders.

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There’s a new, serpentine bass-maker on the block. Does this snake rattle, asks Mike Brooks?

Anaconda Tribute J4E - Elite

Anaconda Basses is a newly formed company, fronted by Andrew Taylor-Cummings, a bass player himself. His Tribute and Crusher models are prime examples of the standard of instrument Andrew is creating at his workshop in North London, so how do

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