Gear review: Howling Wolf Slapkat 600


David Etheridge discovers a hand-built amp and cab from Slapkat which take a drastically new approach to bass sound

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Studio Talk: Wolfgang Van Halen

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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

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Larry Graham returns to the Jazz Café


Larry Graham & Graham Central Station will be performing at the Jazz Café on 1-2 July 2015.

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Gear: Fusion Urban gig bag


Fusion’s Urban bass gig bag hits the test bench

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Gear review: DB Bass Embee and Elbee Cabinets range

Stuart Clayton road-tests DB’s new cabs. Turn it up, that man!

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Horace Panter: Art of Bass

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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.

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Chasing the shadow of the Funk Machine

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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.

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Cage the Gods’ Mitch Witham reveals his bass deities

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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!

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Richard Turner of Blackberry Smoke checks in

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

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Krankschaft’s Alex Tsentides runs the rule over his bass career


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

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