David Etheridge discovers a hand-built amp and cab from Slapkat which take a drastically new approach to bass sound
An occasional column in which an awesome bassist talks about his or her new album. This month: Wolfgang Van Halen of Tremonti and Van Halen
Larry Graham & Graham Central Station will be performing at the Jazz Café on 1-2 July 2015.
Fusion’s Urban bass gig bag hits the test bench
Stuart Clayton road-tests DB’s new cabs. Turn it up, that man!
Horace Panter is a creative everyman, holding down effortless ska bass-lines with the Specials and compiling a book of his artworks. Joel McIver meets him.
Documentary maker Paul Crutcher is on the hunt to find James Jamerson’s ‘Funk Machine’ Fender Precision. He tells Ben Cooper that he’s closing in on the prize.
In the studio, I try to get quite an aggressive tone by digging into the strings with a pick – gives it a nice bit of attack!
In my head, my tiny brain only really wants two strings: the E for bass lines and the A for soloing – that’s really all that’s required
I would describe my bass style as somewhere around John Entwistle and Geezer Butler, with lots of finger-picking and quite busy in places, but also using a pick when required