Behold our world-beating bass gear review section, where we bring you the crop of each month’s new, interesting or otherwise relevant bass guitars, bass amplifiers, bass speakers and bass effects. Occasionally we’ll review a guitar effect if it’s particularly useful for bassists, and we’ll test recording equipment and general accessories every now and then as well, but generally speaking, this zone is for bass-specific gear.
We take the ratings that we give each item very seriously. BGM is the only print magazine devoted to bass in this country, and we have readers from all over the world, so we’re responsible about our conclusions. If a product is worth your investigation, we’ll say so; if it’s flawed in some way, we won’t hold back from making that clear. We’re not beholden to advertisers in any way and our conclusions are entirely independent of the views of manufacturers, musicians and distributors.
When you read about a bass-related product here, you know you’re getting a sensible, balanced review from an experienced bass tester. Value for money is at the top of our agenda in these cashstrapped times, but on the other hand, we believe in paying for quality.
Right, that’s enough from me. Remember, this is just about the only place that it’s good to have GAS!* *GAS = Gear Acquisition Syndrome (a malaise often suffered by bass players)