Gear

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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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…

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Swan Song 4 Directions

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Newcomers to these pages, Arizona’s Swan Song bass-makers have debuted with a serious piece of bass hardware. Joel McIver ruffles its feathers

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Essential FX: Marshall Guv’nor

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Chris Hanby stamps on a classic Marshall Guv’nor Mk I from 1989

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