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BSX Allegro 4 Electric Upright

If the thought of transporting an upright bass fills you with dread, the BSX Allegro may be the answer to your prayers. Mike Brooks dons his overalls for some bass DIY We can fully appreciate why the bass tones of

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Sever Innovations: Tone Up Bass Bridge

Davorin Sever has 30 years of experience, three of which were spent developing this beauty. Kev Sanders takes it to the bridge Leo Fender’s earliest basses had bridges that consisted of little more than a piece of bent metal with two

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Electro-Harmonix Battalion Bass Preamp/DI

EHX’s latest full-featured preamp comes with all the bells, and indeed, all the whistles. Joel McIver prepares to stomp There are so many bass preamp pedals of varying cost and usefulness currently on the planet that occasionally we wake at night

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Höfner HI-BB Ignition

Vintage looks, vintage tones, pocket-friendly price: Mike Brooks asks if Höfner’s new budget bass will make you twist, and indeed, shout… Despite going in and out of favour over the decades, classic Höfner basses are going through something of a

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Elrick Steve Lawson SLC

Steve Lawson has teamed up with Rob Elrick to produce his first signature instrument: Phil Mann gives his verdict Innovative thinkers are key when it comes to the evolution and development of instrument design, so when word got out that

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Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice

With one passive model already released, hot on its heels comes a two-pickup instrument from Ernie Ball. Is it really twice as much fun? Mike Brooks investigates We looked at Ernie Ball’s passive Cutlass bass several issues back and were

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BC Rich Mockingbird Mark 3

No bass screams ‘Metal!’ like a BC Rich. If headbanging is your thing, look no further, says Joel McIver With the honourable exception of the late, inimitably great Bernard Edwards, who was last seen playing a BC Rich Eagle on

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Pedulla Buzz Fretless

If you’re going to do something, do it well, as the saying goes – and Michael Pedulla has done just that. Mike Brooks checks out the ‘buzz’ on the street Michael Pedulla has been celebrating 40 years of making his

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Ashdown AAA-60-10T AAA Combo

An Ashdown combo for less than £200? Joel McIver plugs in… The venerable Brit amp makers Ashdown have sent us this fun-sized 60W AAA bass combo, and fans of the company’s bigger gear as we are, it would be churlish

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Dingwall Z3

What happens when you take a Z1 and a Z2 and put them together? You get a Z3, of course! Mike Brooks runs the rule over a Dingwall tone machine We’ve reviewed several Dingwall basses in the past, and no

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