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Ampeg, B15, Bass Amp, Portaflex, Tube Bass Amp, Valve Bass Amp, Vintage Amplification -

As a vintage bass specialist, Andy's showroom is host to some of the most incredible and highly collectable basses ever made, including Pre-Ernie Ball Music Man basses, Pre-CBS Fenders and 60s Hofners. It's safe to say that Andy knows a thing or two about vintage basses, but if there's one thing that Andy truly specialises in; it’s vintage Ampeg Portaflex tube bass amps, he stocks many in his London Showroom - more than anyone in Europe! When Ampeg introduced the B-15 Portaflex in 1960, it set the standard for all future bass amplification, quickly becoming the most popular bass amp...

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Bass, H22, Harmony, Ronnie Lane, The Small Faces -

Accurately described in Harmony’s 1966 catalogue as a “comfortable auditorium size ultra-thin hollow tone chamber body”, the Harmony H22 feels adorable to play and sounds great – instantly taking you back to the sound of the 60s.

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500/1, Bass, Hofner, Paul McCartney, The Beatles -

The Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass is undoubtedly one of the most distinguishable and significant instruments in bass guitar history. Designed by Walter Höfner in 1955, its public debut was at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in 1956. 2016 marked the bass’ 60-year anniversary.

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Bass, Fender, Tele, Telecaster -

Introduced in 1968, the Fender Telecaster (or Tele) Bass was largely a reissue of the original 1951 Precision Bass before it took on its more recognised, contemporary design in 1957.

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Bass, Gibson, Grabber, Ripper, Vintage Bass -

Original Article Written for Bass Guitar Magazine Back in 1973 Gibson introduced not one, but two new and distinctive basses to the market, The Ripper and The Grabber. Both basses may have been modest options in terms ok looks - available in limited colour options with no decorative inlays and controls and pickups mounted on the scratch-plate, but the Gibson Grabber and Ripper were quick to become a two of Gibson’s most iconic basses. Both basses introduced an all-new body shape made from maple. Their contoured edge bodies vaguely echoed the SG, whilst their offset horns were clearly reminiscent of...

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