Bass Guitar January 2019 Issue 164

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Published 11th December

Enjoy our exclusive sit-down with Altitudes & Attitude – that’s David Ellefson of Megadeth and Frank Bello of Anthrax – then take a seat while jazz icon Brian Bromberg drops in, session and stage bassists Lorna Thomas and Adam Rigg discuss their work, and we revisit the politics of punk.

We also chat with Dean Mark of Roy Ayers and Craig David fame, Beth-Ami Heavenstone of the Graham Bonnet Band and Tomasz ‘Orion’ Wróblewski of Behemoth – and then there’s our end-of-year gear roundup, where we celebrate the best bass products of 2018.

Talking of gear, we give Darkglass two mentions this month; their new Hyper Luminal compressor and a preamp-loaded Sandberg are both reviewed. Kev Sanders has the global exclusive on Aguilar’s Tone Hammer 700; his neighbours still haven’t recovered. And do get stuck into our lessons from Steve Lawson, Phil Mann and Stuart Clayton. Together, they’ll make you the best bassist you can be. Finally, it’s hats off to Bass Player’s founding editor Jim Roberts, who closes his Innovators column after 30 years of serving the bass community.