Best Bass Guitars – 4 Iconic Models

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Which are the best bass guitars ever? Any list is likely to include these iconic instruments Like the electric guitar, the bass guitar has a surprisingly short history. In truth, it was as recent as the ‘50s that the bass became a more a common sight on stages. Like the guitar, its development was in… Read More

2013 Fender Basses Revealed – American Vintage Series

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A selection of 2013 Fender Basses has been revealed, and these new American Vintage series instruments are a bit of a treat… California’s most famous musical brand always has a selection of impressive new instruments and products for the NAMM show, and as these 2013 Fender Basses attest, this year is no exception. Extending its… Read More

Fender Nate Mendel P Bass Revealed

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Fender Nate Mendel P Bass – Foo Fighters Bassist Receives Signature Model The new Fender Nate Mendel P Bass is the second Foo Fighters signature model to be revealed by California’s finest. This time, the Foos’ bassist has the privilege of his own guitar, and very nice it is, too. Based on his own 1971… Read More

TC Electronic BG250 software update expands available TonePrints

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The TC Electronic BG250 bass amp combo has an even greater tonal palette thanks to a new software update The TC Electronic BG250 bass amp was undoubtedly one of the stars of March’s Musikmesse show. Compact but powerful, versatile with exceptional tone, and all in an unbelievably light cabinet, at a staggeringly low price. Somehow,… Read More

Electric Bass Guitar – A Brief History Of The Low-End

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The electric bass guitar is a staple of modern music- but where did it the bass begin? The electric bass guitar is an instrument as ubiquitous as the electric guitar in modern popular music. Regardless of genre, it seems, there will always be a player wielding a bass, and providing the musical foundations. It’s hard… Read More

Altrincham Music School

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The music school near our Dawsons store in Altrincham provides our widest range of music lessons. We offer vocal, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano and specialised junior courses following accredited syllabi from Rock School and Trinity College London. The Altrincham music school is consistently  popular due to the very high standards and experience of the teachers… Read More

Beginners Guide To Buying An Electric Guitar

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Find out everything you need to know to buy a beginners electric guitar There is a myriad of shapes and styles of electric guitar, but most share some common features. Whilst it would be fair to say that the lion’s share of electric guitars are solid body designs (that is, the body of the guitar… Read More