CONTENTS
ISSUE 117 MAY 2015
EDITOR Joel Mclver,
joel@blazepublishing.co.uk
SUB EDITOR
Alex Ormiston, Jessica
Hanson, Nick Robbins
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT Stuart Clayton
CONTRIBUTORS BobBattersby,Duff
Battye, Andy Baxter, N
ick Beggs. Jeff Berlin.
Jamie Blaine. Silvia Bluejay, M
ike Brooks,
Dave Clarke, Stuart Clayton, Ben Cooper. Joe
Daly, Jon D
'Auna, David Etheridge. Christopher
Evans, M
ike Rynn, Paul Geary, Ian G
lasper,
Joel Graham
, Ruth Goller, Spencer Grady.
Paolo Gregoletto. Hugh Gulland, Chris Hanby,
Andy Hughes, Ken Hunt, Kevin Johnson, Steve
Lawson. Phil Mann, Lee Marlow
. M
ichael
McKeegan, Andrew
McK
inney, Stewart
McK
insey, Greg Moffitt, Chris Mugan, Ellen
O
'Reilly, Franc O
'Shea, Harry Paterson, Raz Rauf.
A
lison R
ichter. Steven Rosen, Kevin Sanders,
Am
it Sharma. Joe Shooman, Rob Statham
, Jon
Thome. Freddy V
illano. A
lex Webster, Sam
W
ise
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P U B L I S H I N G
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ou need bass. We need
bass. Everybody needs
bass, including the
mighty Paul Weller,
perhaps the best-known
British rock star to
feature on BGM's cover in our
117-issue, 13-year career to date.
Laying down the bass parts
on his new album himself, but
looking to a trustworthy pair
of hands to execute said parts
live. Weller knows he's on
safe ground with Andy Lewis,
himself a composer and producer
of no little renown. In our cover
interview with Lewis we go beyond the low frequencies to find out
what it takes to back a musician like Weller, a fixture in rock history
since the 1970s.
Other treats for you in this soaraway issue of Britain's only print
magazine devoted to the bass include interviews with Jamiroquai's
Paul Turner and John Lodge of the Moody Blues; a look behind the
scenes at Aguilar’s Brooklyn HQ; a chat with Super Furry Animals
bassist Guto Pryce: and sit-downs with session star Tanya O’Callaghan
and We Are Harlot's bass-wielder Brian Weaver. In the reviews
section we renew our vow to cover all the basses (ahem), with a range
of killer gear (and budgets) from a £4,950 Williamscot, via a £2,500
Rickenbacker and a £700 G&L, all the way down to a £339 Cort.
Tuition? You're in the right place, with the world's best-known bass
educators guiding you through the techniques and tips you’ll need to
become a successful bass player.
Does it get better in bass world? We think not. Dive in, and well see
you in June!
Joel Mclver, Editor
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Mapleglo
■ О The tone. The Rick-O-
Sound. The two-and-a-half-
grand pricetag.
.. Will Rick's
newie impress Kevin Sanders?
G&LASAT
"A
restyled G&L L2000 with
a slimmer neck and narrower
nut width? says Mike Brooks. But
does it cut the custard?
C pWilliamscot Da Sa
lo
U UThis beauteous slab of
homegrown bass tech costs
a shade under five grand.
Joel Mclver puts it through
the wringer
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mid-market effort and one
cheap as a bag of onions. Mclver
delivers judgement
О Л Gear roundup
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I DR strings, DRW fuzz FX,
Fusion bass bags and more
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