Tony Franklin

The Firm


Known as the “Fretless Monster”, Tony Franklin has played alongside some of the greatest names in music history. He got his big break in 1984 as bassist in stellar super-group The Firm, with guitar legend Jimmy Page, vocalist Paul Rodgers and drummer Chris Slade (AC/DC, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band). Franklin’s signature fretless growl was a distinctive and instantly recognizable element of the band’s first hit, Radioactive.

After two hit albums and substantial touring with The Firm, Franklin subsequently performed with Blue Murder (John Sykes, Carmine Appice), David Gilmour, Kate Bush, Whitesnake, Roy Harper, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and many others.

With a bass instrumental album nearing completion, an educational app and video series, Master Classes and counseling, constant writing, touring, sessions and recording, Franklin insists: “I’ve only just begun!”

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Relay G70

Relay G70 gives you next-generation wireless performance and hands-free support for multiple instruments, building on the proven Line 6 digital wireless platform. Relay G70 features a rugged stompbox form factor designed for pedalboard use.