Interview: Mark Egan

I play a melodic groove style with focus on improvisation. I play five-string fretted and fretless basses because I like the possibilities that are available with a low B string. I also like the additional note choices that are available

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Interview: Ben Green, Godflesh

Pic: Diana Lynn Ring I would describe my bass style as heavy, downtuned and driving. Sometimes I play chords to give extra weight and depth. I like to have as big a physical impact on people’s bodies as I can.

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FM’s Merv Goldsworthy speaks!

Here’s an excerpt from our interview with FM bassist Merv Goldsworthy, released in time for the veteran UK rockers’ tour in May. They also have a new album out called Heroes And Villains. See dates below the feature! Tell us

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Interview: Ivo Ramalho, Poeticat

Even though I love a good low B sometimes, I do not play five- or six-string bass. I can get everything I need musically from a four-string bass: most of the bass players that have inspired me over the years

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David Cameron visits John Hornby Skewes

Chairman John H. Skewes and Managing Director Dennis J. Drumm were delighted to welcome Prime Minister David Cameron’s General Election ‘Battle Bus’ to the Garforth, Yorkshire premises of John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd., in this, the Golden Anniversary year

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Stu Hamm returns with killer new album!

We’ve heard it, so we know… see below for info.  

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Interview: Oytun Ersan, Oytun Ersan Project

I play both four- and five-string bass because my four-string gives me a punchier sound while slapping, whereas my five gives me more range while soloing. I slap because I feel the rhythm the most while slapping. The secret of

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Interview: Gustavo Aued, Powerman 5000

Pic: Bruno O’Hara I’m very aggressive on stage, which I guess comes through my bass playing but always keeping in mind enhancing the band’s sound. I play five-string Warwick basses, because of the lower range and the filling up of

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Head to Seattle for the ultimate bass-off!

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Interview: Mark Hamon, Kitten Pyramid

I played a five-string Yamaha for many years and also own a seven-string fretless, but I found that my four-string Jazz is all I ever pick up and play. It has all the versatility and tone I need. I feel

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