Guitar & Bass Magazine Reviews The BMG Bass
17 August 2014 | Admin
"Even if the inescapable Queen association doesn’t appeal to you, the Brian May Bass is still a refreshing ’60s-inspired instrument"
Gareth Morgan, one of the UK's foremost 4-string experts, finds that there is plenty of fun to be had with the Brian May Bass in his glowing appraisal of the instrument for the August 2014 issue of G&B.
Gareth rates highly the playability of this medium scale beauty and, construction-wise, gives particular credit to the "expertly applied" Antique Cherry finish and the "comfortable and highly playable" matching neck.
Sonically, he finds even more to be excited about... "The basic sound - both pickups on, with the tone knob at full - is excellent: nice and fat with growling lows and an overall feeling of controlled aggression".
In his summary, we think Gareth is right on the money when he declares the BM Bass "an unusual and fine-looking beast with a heap of ’60s flavour which harks back to wilder times".
Better still, he found it "highly playable and great fun to whizz around on"... isn't that what bass playing should always be about!?
READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.
Guitarist Magazine Reviews The BMG Bass
21 September 2012 | Admin
"Delightful to play, with its own character and sounds – recommended"
Whilst Roger Newell admits that he initially found the concept of a Brian May style bass "a somewhat curious design choice", the Guitarist Magazine veteran and bass guru certainly seems to have warmed to the idea, discovering that the medium scale BM Bass is "well styled and nicely built" and delivers an "unexpected variety of solid sounds".
Roger concludes that "If you want something off the beaten track, the Brian May Bass has a great deal to offer" and awards it 4 out of 5 stars
READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE.
The BMG Bass
2 June 2011 | Admin
House Music is proud to announce the latest – and lowest – addition to the world renowned Brian May Guitars range of signature instruments.
The BMG Bass is a medium scale instrument, made in the same spirit as Brian’s iconic Red Special, with a compact, bound mahogany body and 31.5” scale neck, topped with a 20 fret ebony fingerboard.
Tone is supplied by vintage styled, chrome covered humbucking neck and rear position single coil pickups hooked up to a classic, passive volume/volume/tone circuit.
Hardware comprises a heavy-duty, chrome, high-mass roller bridge, aluminium control knobs and state of the art Hipshot Ultralite tuners.
The ‘Bri Bass’ is strung with Bass Centre Elites "Detroit" flatwound strings for super-smooth fundamentals and, in keeping with the classic Brian May styling, finished in a rich Antique Cherry with a one-piece black scratchplate.
The BMG Bass has an RRP of £749.00 inc VAT, complete with premium quality padded gig bag made from hardwearing shower-proof material featuring twin rucksack-style shoulder straps, side and front grab handles, dual front pockets and a stitched Brian May Guitars logo.
Available through the Brian May Guitars website, all good music stores with exclusive worldwide distribution by House Music, London, England.