The good old days
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The Old Way
With manufacture of the X351 XJ now finished, the F-TYPE takes over the mantle of Jaguar’s oldest production model. To discover more about the continuing allure of this six-year-old sports car, we drive a 380PS V6 convertible from Lincoln to Bath on the UK’s oldest road, the Fosse Way
On the brink of the abyss in the early Eighties, Jaguar saw its fortunes turned around by a new chairman, John Egan. We meet up with him at the Jaguar Heritage Trust at Gaydon to talk about his strategies for the company’s recovery
The good old days
Dressing The Bonnet
With the bonnet now fitted to our E-type, we adorn it with lights
2003 XJ8 4.2 Sport
A heavy schedule sees Paul using the Project XJ8 to drive to photoshoots all over the country. But is the car reliable?
Forget handmade limousines – today’s luxury saloons are smaller and more economical, and while they don’t come with a chauffeur, they do offer a high level of specification. We check out the XF Portfolio
Bobby Unser, Pikes Peak, 1958
1966 E-type FHC; 1966 OTS
Jim is pleased to see the fixedhead coupe arrive homewith its bonnet fitted, while the open car goes into hibernation
After years learning his trade, Colin James felt it was time to establish his own business. We visit his workshop near Wakefield to learn more
BASS CENTRE Ashbory
Time for something a little different, suggests our Editor...
In every issue, we bring you a noteworthy interview from the bass vaults, from far-off times when gigs were plentiful and a virus meant no more than a day in bed. This month: Marcus Miller, interviewed in 2012
FOUR of the BEST
It’s 50 years this year since Led Zeppelin released their immense fourth album, cementing their position in music history and inspiring the playing of a million guitar-shop visitors. The band’s Quiet One, bassist John Paul Jones, was on astounding form throughout Half a century since that high point, we revisit his bass parts and ask how it was that JPJ became the leading rock bassist of his generation...
Bassist and songwriter Lena Morris on the catalyst that sent her into the low frequencies
Spice up your bass tones, says Mike Brooks
PICKING LARGE INTERVALS
Welcome! To finish off our exploration of pick playing, we’re going to look at a couple of things related to playing bigger intervals. As we’ve noted before, every technique takes on a whole new level of difficulty when we start to move it across the strings, but it can get even harder when we want to be able to control how long each note lasts.
With his new album, Two Roses, Israeli upright bassist Avishai Cohen achieves a career high. We meet the master
PUTT IT THERE
We meet the veteran jazz bassist— and occasional James Bond adversary —Putter Smith.
Carlos Santana’s long-time bassist Benny Rietveld reflects on a career at the front line of expression
The Atlanta-based rock quintet Blackberry Smoke return with a new album, You Hear Georgia. Bassist Richard Turner explains the thinking behind the big tones