Reviews

Stonefield C-Series C1-4C and C1-5S

The surprise hit brand of LBGS 2016 now has a wallet-friendly range. Mike Brooks gets the full lowdown Like many bassists, we were struck by Tomm Stanley and his Stonefield M-Series instruments at last year’s London Bass Guitar Show – and

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Dingwall NG2 Combustion

This signature model Dingwall won’t leave you on the periphery, says Mike Brooks Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood of technical metallers Periphery is no slouch on the bass guitar, and when his signature Dingwall Combustion was announced, we were all keen to

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Epiphone EB-3

A legendary design for less than £250… Has Epiphone raised the bar? Mike Brooks finds out The Gibson EB-3 bass rose to prominence in the 1960s in the hands of Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Bill Wyman and other iconic bass

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Chowny CHB-1

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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