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ASHDOWN MAG ROOTMASTER 420 AMP AND 210T CAB

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The British amp legends launch a spiffing new range – and Kev Sanders gets straight to the root of the matter… Ashdown Engineering There’s always a buzz of excitement among the bass community prior to the launch of a new

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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 Bass Gear www.bassgear.co.uk What is there to say about the Fender Jazz that hasn’t been uttered thousands of times before? It’s one of

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Carvin MB10, MB15 & MB210 Micro Bass Combos

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Low-cost bass combos with healthy power ratings and small dimensions? Sounds like a good deal for the player looking for a portable set-up… Mike Brooks lines them up Powerful, transportable combos are always in demand, and with fuel costs and

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Fender Rumble 100 and 500

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Duff Battye puts two of Fender’s new Rumble combo series to the test. Will they make the earth move for him? The 2014 NAMM trade show in California saw guitar and amp giant Fender launch their Rumble series of bass

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RIKKERS 30th Anniversary Hollowline

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Got a spare four grand? If so, this slab of delicious Dutch-ness may be for you, declares Joel McIver When the courier delivered this bass to BGM’s command bunker, we wondered why Rikkers had sent it in a massive flight

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Ibanez SRI200E Premier

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Ibanez has a new Premium range of basses. Mike Brooks finds out if ‘Premium’ means Waitrose or Aldi…

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Carvin SB5000F

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Mike Hine gets his slap on with this five-string 5000

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G&L SB-2 Tribute

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A conventional looking package from G&L… but does it deliver the goods in a manner worthy of the name, asks Mike Brooks

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Essential gear: Ampeg Portaflec B-15N

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Big Wreck – Albatross

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Scott Grady reviews Big Wreck’s new album

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