Robert DeLeo: Stone Immaculate

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots is that rare bassist, a man who has played the world’s biggest stadiums but never lost sight of his roots. Joel McIver talks to him about ‘60s rock, the dreaded grunge tag and the curse of GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)…

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Jah Wobble: Magnum Force

Post-punk legend Jah Wobble chats to Hugh Gulland about life at the top of the bass tree

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Bass Calling: Robert Levon Been

Robert Levon Been of the Call and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club reveals the joys of life as bassist in not one but two bands…

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Jack of All Trades: Jack Gibson

From pounding out thrash metal with Exodus to fronting his own outlaw country band, Jack Gibson is more than your average headbanger, says Ben Cooper

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All That Jazz: Paula Gardiner

In a refreshing change from your usual sweaty rock bassists, we present an interview with Paula Gardiner, Head of Jazz at the Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, and a long-serving upright bassist and recording artist. Words: Joel McIver

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A Dog’s Life: Billy Sheehan

We delve into the archive and pick up a chat with Billy Sheehan following the release of the Winery Dogs’ first album: With his new band the Winery Dogs, bassist extraordinaire Billy Sheehan has returned to the top of the rock scene. Mike Brooks gets the low-down

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Sandberg Electra Series TT and VS

Two examples from the Sandberg stable look to offer affordability and killer tone at a player-friendly price, Mike Brooks gives them the once-o

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Bergantino CN212 Cab

Kev Sanders hails a cab from America. Yes, you read that right

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The Woodshed: Great British Bass Lounge

Joel Graham travels to Manchester for a peek behind the scenes at the Great British Bass Lounge

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The First Lady: Carol Kaye

Carol Kaye is a living legend of the bass guitar. Alison Richter meets her for a chat about her unique career

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