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 fast and noisy. I do not play five- or six-string bass, because if I wanted any more than four I would play guitar
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. If four strings are good enough for Steve Harris, then…
Byron Lutiers from the John Butler Trio discusses his bass basics
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
A new series in which bass expert Andy Baxter interviews legendary bass players about their gear. This month: the great Guy Pratt
Tribal Tech founding member and bass boss Gary Willis talks to Mike Flynn ahead of the band’s first ever UK visit
When it comes to the upright bass, Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker is the most prominent musician playing today. In a rare unplugged moment for Bass Guitar Magazine, the great man tells us why we should consider ‘going double’.
Interview: Raz Rauf. Pics: Tina Korhonen