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What’s New

Version 6.0.16

General app improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings


Missing back issues

I’ve been subscriber of Bass Player Magazine for years. Now all my back issues which I have paid for are gone. This is not the first time this has happened. I mentioned this to tech support and they seemed to taunt me and make it a big joke not taking me seriously. This went on for months. Finally, I had enough of the techs shenanigans, and was able to reach management. Their department were able to get the problem fixed in no time while tech support took months to reply to emails and not fix the issue. It looks like I’ll have to go through that whole process again. At least I have it all documented in emails for proof.

Get your act together Bass Player, or the company that controls your app. Take some notes from Guitar World they’re right on point.

Tweeks1 ,

Great mag; app readability needs a lot of work!

I like this magazine a lot, and think the transcription section is always helpful. I have one other Ipad magazine, and a newspaper that I read regularly - so I thought I'd subscribe electronically to BassPlayer. I'm disappointed that it appears as if these are just scanned "PDF's" of the pages of the print magazine, as opposed to how others like The Economist display the same content as their print versions. I find that the text is somehwat blurry to read to begin with - and if you try to adjust the size of the print (since this is like a static PDF) - it becomes even more blurry as you expand. Not enjoyable. The Economist text is crystal clear - a pleasure to read. I highly recommend that BassPlayer fix this issue, so that they don't tarnish what is otherwise great magazine content.

mstott25 ,

The worst format I’ve experienced

I prefer digital subscriptions. From magazines to newspapers to books, it’s much more convenient to have it all on my iPad. Bass Player magazine has been pretty good on the digital front until they decided to go through this “My Favourite Magazines” digital subscription manager. Every time I open the app, without fail, there is a problem downloading an issue or logging in. I am told to go to the Help section to navigate how to retrieve my issues through iTunes. The content is good but not worth the hassle. Bass Player needs to do some more research on user experience. This coupled with the fact that I literally receive two spam emails a week asking me to subscribe to bass player magazine (I’ve been subscribed for years) makes me think they have completely lost touch with their reader base, they have us chopped up into different categories (digital vs print?) and are not honed in on the actual concerns of their market.

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