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

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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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Brendan Duff of Fissure cracks open his bass book

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I would describe my bass style as fast and noisy. I do not play five- or six-string bass, because if I wanted any more than four I would play guitar

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Byron Lutiers’ bass basics

Byron Lutiers from the John Butler Trio discusses his bass basics

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Mark Round’s bass Birthrite

I would describe my bass style as fast finger plucking style. It’s funk-influenced, but I love the heavy dirt and darkness of valve

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