F Bass BN5


At close to three grand, this five-string ought to be pretty F-ing special. Joel McIver gets to grips with this classy Canadian…

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Anaconda Tribute J4E Elite, Crusher CXE6 Elite

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There’s a new, serpentine bass-maker on the block. Does this snake rattle, asks Mike Brooks.

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Alusonic Hybrid Alberto Rigoni 5

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Bassist Alberto Rigoni has bagged a wood/aluminium signature model from Italian luthiers Alusonic. Joel McIver puts the pedal to the metal.

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Creation Audio Labs Holy Fire Bass Overdrive


Creation Audio Labs have a track record of producing innovative, stylish foot pedals. Is the Holy Fire overdrive what you need to give your bass some Gothic grind, asks Kev Sanders.

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Lovetone Ring Stinger


In his last column, Chris hails the Lovetone Ring Stinger.

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Chasing the shadow of the Funk Machine

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Documentary maker Paul Crutcher is on the hunt to find James Jamerson’s ‘Funk Machine’ Fender Precision. He tells Ben Cooper that he’s closing in on the prize.

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Megadeth’s Ellefson, Anthrax’s Bello: Preview ‘Booze And Cigarettes’

Check out the new song by Altitudes And Attitudes, the collaboration between David Ellefson of Megadeth and Frank Bello of Anthrax. We defy you not to be humming that chorus for hours after you first hear it — and if

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G&L SB-2 Tribute


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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Overwater Custom Original Series and Inspiration Deluxe Fretless


Mike Hine gets to grips with a brace of legendary Brit basses

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Bass technique: David Etheridge


David Etheridge gets back to basics and talks moving between positions

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