Ronnie Scott’s announce music instrument amnesty

Ronnie Scott’s launches its first Music Instrument Amnesty, giving new life to unused or unwanted instruments by donating them to young aspiring musicians both in the UK and abroad. On Saturday 11 July, Ronnie Scott’s will be holding a Music

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Interview: Fito Garcia, Afro-Cuban Bass Ensemble

I play a six-string bass, because it allows me to express myself further. I have all the low notes I need to lay down the groove, but I can also introduce chords and high melodies if the song allows it.

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Interview: Brendan Grieve, Sam Smith

My bass style changes all the time. I try to adapt to different genres. I play a five-string bass because I think it’s important to have the option of going to a lower octave when needed, especially when playing pop

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Interview: Michael ‘Smoove’ Hamilton, Jessie J

I play a five-string bass so that the low end growl is readily accessible. I detune my bass down a step to A-D-G-C-F. Understand that you are the backbone of the band. I’m a firm believer that the bass brings

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NAMM voting time!

The 2016 TEC Nominating Panel is currently accepting product and studio design project entries for the 31st Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (TEC Awards). Click the appropriate link below to access the form and enter the products or

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Interview: Barend Courbois, Blind Guardian

Pic: Florentijn I slap since I saw Larry Graham for the first time on the BBC Rock School TV programme back in 1980. Be the glue between the guitar player (or whatever solo instrument applies) and the drums: study drum

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Interview: Russ Meehan, Crisis

I love bass. Simple as that. I’ve been a lead singer since I was 14, but I was a bass player even before that. I have a very wide taste in music, everything from Talking Heads and Sly & Robbie,

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Interview: Jonas Renkse, Bloodbath

Pic: Ester Segarra I play five-string bass to be able to maintain tone and clarity even in the deepest, downtuned audial crypts. I do not slap because it does not fit well in death metal. My bass heroes? In metal

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Epiphone news

Throughout June 2015, Epiphone is celebrating the 100th birthday of longtime mentor Les Paul. Buy any Epiphone Les Paul guitar or bass for $299 or more during the month of June and receive a free copy of The Epiphone Guitar

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Erratum

In our new issue, we incorrectly credited the suppliers of the Phil Jones M300 head and 12B cab: the correct credit should have read ‘Supplied by Synergy Distribution and tested at the Great British Bass Lounge’. The offending member of

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