Gear

Mesa Subway D-800 and S112/S115

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Mesa Engineering’s first venture into the Class D amp market is here! Mike Brooks takes the whole rig for a trouser-flapping spin Hailed for their fabulous valve amps, Mesa Engineering has taken a while to deliver their first lightweight, compact Class

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Hartke HyDrive HD15 and HD25 Combos

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Portable practice combos seem to be getting smaller by the day. Mike Brooks tests two lightweight combos from Hartke The HyDrive range, with their aluminium and paper cone hybrid, have proven to be very successful for Larry Hartke and his

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Mayones Patriot Custom

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Mike Brooks helps himself to a custom dollop of Mayones. Does it have the necessary sauce? Mayones are steadily becoming more visible in bass-selling emporiums around the country, and with good reason: they’re producing some seriously top-notch instruments. With basses that

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Sandberg Forty Eight

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Ellen O’Reilly tackles a bass built to rock earth from the bowels of hell When it comes to the craft of bass-making, the Germans do it well. Having recently won a ‘Gear of the Year’ award for its exquisite basses,

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Darkglass Microtubes B7K Ultra

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Darkglass returns with a souped-up version of the ace Microtubes B7K bass distortion. Joel McIver steps up One of the best jobs on this magazine is testing bass distortion pedals. It’s a great opportunity to remind yourself that deep inside your

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Ashdown Dr Green Pedalboard

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Mike Brooks puts the good doctor’s pedals under the knife… This recent series of pedals from Ashdown comes under the Dr Green label, designed and engineered here in the UK and manufactured in China, and although the pedals are available

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Gear review: Cort Rithimic

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Joel McIver puts Jeff Berlin’s new signature Cort through its paces. Thumbs aloft!

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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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Bergantino CN212 Cab

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Kev Sanders hails a cab from America. Yes, you read that right

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Bass Collection Speakeasy 4 and 5

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High quality at affordable prices? The Bass Centre triumphs again, says Ian Glasper

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